Ravens RB Bernard Pierce robbed, carjacked at gunpoint
“The police are investigating the incident,” said Magid on Tuesday. “Any questions about it should be forwarded to the Philadelphia Police Department. It’s not the best situation, but he’s good.”
According to reports, the Philadelphia native Pierce was out with friends in his BMW Sunday night, when another car pulled and a man jumped out of the passenger seat, pointing a gun at them. The gunman stole their wallets, cellphone and keys and then fled from the scene in Pierce’s BMW, according to a police source.
"It's just an unfortunate situation, said Magid. “He was just home after minicamp, in a good neighborhood, daylight. He was just grabbing a slice of pizza.”
Piece’s mother speculated in an interview with CBS 3 in Philadelphia whether her son was “targeted” by people who recognized him as an NFL player. But Pierce’s agent said that the police had uncovered no such evidence that this could have been NFL related. Magid added that this could have been just another carjacking.
The 23-year-old Pierce’s BMW was ultimately recovered in another area of the town on Monday morning. The BMW was sent down to the police station for processing to uncover potential evidence. However, no arrest has been made in the case up to this point.
Although Pierce himself was unavailable for comment, a Baltimore Ravens spokesman said the team had been in contact with the player and were aware of the situation.
As third-round pick in last year’s NFL draft, Pierce was one of the emerging young players in Baltimore last season who helped the team to the Super Bowl. The Temple University product was the Ravens’ second-leading rusher, carrying the ball 532 yard and one touchdown in 2012. He also rushed for 33 yards on 12 carries in Ravens’ recent Super Bowl win over San Francisco 49ers.
After serving as primary backup to running back Ray Rice last season, Pierce is expected to have an even bigger role in the Ravens’ offense this year.