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NFL safety Ed Reed reportedly had $50,000 cash stolen from the front seat of his car

Anwar S. Richardson
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Former Houston Texans safety Ed Reed learned a $50,000 lesson about financial safety.

Do not leave $50,000 in your car.

As simplistic as that sounds, Reed is currently without that amount of money after leaving it in the front seat of his car in Houston, according to Click2Houston.com. The thief smashed the window in Reed's car and stole the money.

Here is a portion of that story:

“Sources say the bag contained $50,000. Reed had gotten the money from a bank down the street and then stopped off at the Bank of America in the 12000 block of Westheimer near the Westpark Tollway.

“Police believe Reed was followed.”

The only positive aspect of this story is Reed was not harmed during the theft. If Reed was followed, this story could have ended differently if the thief tried to take the money with force.

Reed signed with Houston prior to last season, but was released after only appearing in seven games. He signed with the New York Jets, but failed to have an impact. He is slated to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Hopefully, Reed has learned it's okay to leave change in the ashtray, but leaving $50,000 in the front seat of your car is a bad idea.

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