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Jury awards $6M to Drew Brees in diamond lawsuit

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SAN DIEGO -- A jury has awarded more than $6 million to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in a lawsuit that claimed a San Diego County jeweler sold him over-priced diamonds.

The San Diego Union-Tribune says a Superior Court jury made the award Friday in a fraud suit Brees and his wife filed against a La Jolla jeweler last year. Brees wasn't in court.

The suit claimed that Vihad Moradi improperly valued gems they bought as an investment at $15 million when they were worth millions less.

Moradi denied the allegations in court.

Brees was a quarterback with the San Diego Chargers in 2002 until joining the Saints in 2006. Brees quarterbacked the Saints a Super Bowl win in 2009.

In addition to being a 12-time Pro Bowler, Brees is the NFL's all-time leader in pass completions (6,586) and passing yards (74,437) and second in passing touchdowns (520).

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