08.14.08 10 years ago 17 Comments

Giants coach Tom Coughlin has had a busy summer.  You know how training camp goes: trying to get your Super Bowl champs in shape, non-stop two-a-days and film study, cajoling players, receiving blackmail threats– wait, what?  From the FBI affidavit via the Wall Street Journal's Law Blog:

On or about July 30, 2008, Coughlin… received a letter via U.S. mail that had been mailed from Philadelphia, purportedly from two females identified as “ND” and “AB” who were claiming to have had sexual relations with Mr. Coughlin while he was in Philadelphia with the team during December 2007. The letter threatened that “ND” and “AB” would share this information with Mr. Coughlin’s wife and family unless he paid them $10,000-$15,000 each. The letter gave Mr. Coughlin until August 6, 2008 to make the payment or they would make his life “a living hell by doing something to [his] family.”

The FBI conducted interviews with ND and AB, who identified the handwriting in the letters as that of a disgruntled former co-worker.  Wait a second.  There are blackmailers who still write things out by hand?  Whatever happened to cutting individual letters out of magazines?  C'mon, put some effort into it.  Earn that $15,000.

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