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This is the reality when people deal with drugs and with drug dealers. When something goes wrong and they can’t find the main person, they start looking for family members who have nothing to do with the situation.
Former Ohio State RB Beanie Wells found that out the hard way after he received death threats from drug dealers who were looking for his brother and trying to get the money they lost because of him.
“The Akron native had threats made against his life by Franklin Conley and Patrick Griffin after the men lost money to a Mexican drug dealer they met through Wells’ brother, interviews and court filings say.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says that Conley and Griffin, both 28, targeted Wells because they thought they had a chance at recouping their losses from the drug deal, and called and texted him threats demanding between $65,000 and $175,000.
Both were charged in June, and Griffin pleaded guilty in December to Hobbs Act extortion.
Conley has pleaded not guilty to extortion and drug charges. The motion filed Friday says that Conley and Wells have been friends since childhood.”
Beanie Wells, who was drafted by the Cardinals in 2009, now works as a sports analyst and a co-host at 97.1 the fan.