Warren Moon scammed out of $200,000, thought he was buying share of Miami Heat

For Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Moon, the offer presumably sounded pretty sweet.

Moon was offered four floor seats to Miami Heat home games and a five percent minority ownership stake in the NBA champions by a man named George French Jones. All the longtime NFL quarterback had to do was wire $200,000 to a bank in Pasadena, which he did.

The problem was, Jones didn't have those seats to give Moon and he sure didn't have a minority stake in the team to sell Moon either. Moon was scammed.

The Fox affiliate in Los Angeles had the story. The FBI, after being contacted by the NBA and the Heat, is looking into the scam.

The Fox story said Jones also tried to get money from a Super Bowl champion Patriots player and an eight-time NFL Pro Bowler, but it didn't identify those players.

Moon is suing French through Moon's company, Sports 1 Marketing. The problem is French has disappeared. Moon and his agents didn't comment to Fox.

So if you're a NFL player and a man tries selling you a share of the Miami Heat and some floor seats, that amazing offer is one you'll want to pass on.

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Frank Schwab is the editor of Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdowncorner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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