Attorney: Tyrann Mathieu alleged victim of $5 million extortion attempt

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Tyrann Mathieu
Tyrann Mathieu hosted his annual charity kickball celebrity game at The Shrine on Airline in Metairie on May 18, 2019.

Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu was the victim of a $5 million extortion attempt by a family member, according to federal court documents.

Geourvon Keinell Sears, 21, is accused of threatening to reveal personal information about Mathieu, the former St. Augustine High School and LSU star. According to the documents from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Sears allegedly ordered Mathieu in April to put $1.5 million in his bank account within a week before upping the demand to $5 million. Sears allegedly said he would contact TMZ if he did not receive the money.

Mathieu is not directly identified in the court documents, but his lawyer, Denise White of EAG Sports, told KMBC 9 in Kansas City that references to “TM” in the filing are to the Chiefs safety.

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