Sh*t gets real when your union decides to have a labor stoppage.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Sidney Rice flew the friendly skies with discounted airline tickets he bought off Brooklyn scam artists, it was revealed Tuesday.
The NFL star’s name surfaced in the Brooklyn Federal Court trial of Winsome White, an East New York woman charged with credit card fraud.
Prosecutors say White was part of a crew – led by her ex-boyfriend Ashley Simmons – that ripped off credit card numbers from unsuspecting victims in order to purchase airline tickets sold for cash at a discount price.
The couple was busted in 2009 by U.S. Probation Officer Richard Koury, who was supervising Simmons for a previous conviction for using NYU computers to commit credit card fraud.
Koury acknowledged on cross-examination that Rice had flown numerous times on airline tickets purchased with “compromised” credit card numbers.
“Was he arrested, to your knowledge?” asked defense lawyer Bridget Rohde.
“Not to my knowledge,” Koury responded.
Rice’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, did not return calls seeking comment on Tuesday. The 2009 Pro Bowl receiver is a free agent who earned $550,000 last year.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Darren LaVerne did not present evidence of how Rice purchased the airline tickets or from whom.
Damn bruh, we understand that your game checks aren’t coming in, but please tell us you didn’t spend all your money on Maybachs and hoes and can’t cop a couple of legit plane tickets. SMH