Drew Brees won $6 million Friday in his civil lawsuit against a California jeweler who misled the New Orleans Saints quarterback on the value of diamonds, according to the San Diego Tribune's Jeff McDonald.
The 40-year-old and his wife, Brittany, who both testified during the two-week trial, purchased $15 million worth of diamond jewelry from Vihad Moradi of CJ Charles Jewelers last year. However, the couple later learned from another jeweler that the diamonds were worth only $9 million.
"It was our position that Mr. Moradi breached his fiduciary duty, and that’s essentially what the jury said," Brees' attorney, Andrew Kim, said. "They saw Mr. Moradi for exactly what he is: a grifter and a confidence man."
The jeweler denied the allegations in court. A statement from Moradi's attorney said he did not deceive the couple and believed Brees was purchasing the diamonds as a gift to his wife, rather than an investment.
Brees was not in court when the verdict was presented.