Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Zach Pascal was robbed at gunpoint and assaulted early Friday morning. The incident took place outside of Pascal’s home in Upper Marlboro, Maryland around 2:25 a.m.
According to Local ABC affiliate WJLA, Pascal sustained minor injuries during the armed robbery were two robbers approached him and pointed a gun at him before stealing his diamond necklace. No suspects have been arrested in connection to the robbery, as of this writing.
The Philadelphia Eagles released a statement confirming that they are aware of the situation and that Pascal is doing “fine” following the incident. The team also expressed their relief at hearing that their player was not more seriously hurt.
The organization is aware of the matter involving Zach Pascal. We have been in contact with Zach and are happy to hear he is doing fine.
Pascal recently completed his first season with the Eagles, after signing a one-year deal last March. He had previously entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2017, and played for the Indianapolis Colts for four seasons before joining the Eagles.
Despite his injury during the robbery, Pascal played in all 17 games of the regular season this year, logging 15 catches for 150 yards. He also recorded two catches for 11 yards during the Eagles’ loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII.
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