Found June 29, 2013 on Ravens Football Machine:
Bernard Pierce, the 2nd-year running back for the Ravens out of Temple, decided to go home to Philly this past week to visit with family and friends. In a bizarre flip of the current coinage of NFL news headlines, an NFL player became the victim of violent crime. Pierce was robbed at gunpoint and carjacked  this past Sunday in Philadelphia, according to CBS 3 in Philadelphia. Pierce is "doing okay" now according to his agent and family members, but admits he is pretty shaken up, according to Ravens insiders. Pierce was with a friend in his BMW when a gunman jumped out of another car, with an accomplice staying behind the wheel, robbed Pierce and stole his vehicle. The report described Pierce and his friend as “shaken up, but not injured” during the incident. His mother, Tammy Pierce, said her son is nervous and concerned for his safety. The running back out of Temple hasn’t spoken about the robbery. “First of all, I thank God that he’s fine. I don’t care whatever he lost — his car, whatever was in there. He’s fine,” Tammy said in the video below. “I think he was targeted because people knew who he was, and that’s sad. It could have turned out to be [a] whole different ball game. He’s good, he’s healthy.” The car, which was purchased just two weeks ago, was found in another part of the city and taken to a police garage for inspection and potential clues that might lead to a suspect. The Ravens are aware of the situation, communicating to the news station, “We have been in contact with Bernard and we are aware of the situation.” No arrests have been made. Police hope anyone with information that could help them catch the robbers will come forward. “Bernard’s fine,” his agent Martin Magid told The Baltimore Sun. “The police are investigating the incident. Any questions about it should be forwarded to the Philadelphia Police Department. It’s not the best situation, but he’s good.” A fan poster ("RavensFanSince'03") had the best take on the incident: "Bernard is blessed to be alive. And I'm happy that he was not hurt or worse. That robbery could have easily gone downhill. I understand exactly why he is shaken up. When a gun is pointed at your face by a robber or any unknown person etc. and you don't know what's going through the person's head that has that gun pointed at you, it's like staring at your death. There are a lot of innocent people who were robbed and still killed. I'm thankful that I've never been in that situation." "I have heard from someone who was held at gunpoint and they said all you think about is staying alive. So I am glad that Bernard is ok, and it is a life changing experience. I'm sure he will pay much closer attention to his surroundings after that. At least he has a group of strong brothers (Ravens) to talk to and hang with." Amen to that, RavensFan...  
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