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pierceA scary situation unfolded last Sunday night when Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce was robbed and carjacked at gunpoint in the Overbrook Park region of Philadelphia.

According to a KYW-TV report out of Philadelphia, Pierce and his cousin were in a BMW belonging to Pierce when the carjacking occurred around 5:30 p.m. In the description of the incident released by CBS 3, sources say a gunman jumped from a car while his accomplice remained behind the wheel and robbed Pierce and his companion, then stole the vehicle. The gunman also stole the wallet and cell phone of Pierce.

Pierce and his cousin were shaken but not injured and Pierce’s BMW was later found abandoned in another area of the city on Monday.

Chad Steele, Ravens director of public and media relations, told the CBS-affiliate that they have been in contact with Pierce. “We have been in contact with Bernard and are aware of the situation.”

The former standout at the University of Temple, where the campus sits just minutes from the city of Philadelphia, was in town visiting family and friends according to his agent, Marty Magid.

Pierce’s mother, Tammy Pierce, also told the television station that he had been in town for just a week and that he had purchased the BMW two weeks ago and is now concerned for his safety.

The most important part was that Pierce wasn’t harmed as the growing trend of professional athletes being targeted rises.

About The Author

Matt Lund is a co-host of the BSR Podcast and regular contributor to BSR. A Towson University alum, Matt is a lifelong Baltimore sports fan and native of Charm City working in sports broadcasting.

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  4. At least Pierce wasn’t one of the 20 people shot or the 9 people killed in this shit hole of a city last weekend!

    Where was Aaron Hernandez and his boys last night?

    • apparently getting fitted for handcuffs,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,imagine having Kate Upton in your room in handcuffs……………..

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