Cincinnati Bengals rookie cornerback Corey Tindal learned a tough lesson Monday when he was robbed at gunpoint during a poker game at a Motel 8.
According to the Herald-Dispatch, Tindal and someone he knew were playing poker with a couple of other guys who they knew only by their nicknames at around 1 a.m. when one of those men pulled a semi-automatic pistol at them, and saying “Lay down and give me all the money.”
Tindal was then struck on the head twice with said pistol and ordered once again to hand over all his money. According to the report, the two suspects took off with $2,400 in cach, along with three cell phones worth $1,600 and the keys to a rental car.
Tindal had reportedly played poker with the two men who robbed him once before.
An undrafted rookie out of Marshall, Tindal signed a three-year non-guaranteed contract with the Bengals worth up to $1.62 million. Likely, he’ll think twice before playing poker with such shady individuals in the future.