NFL running back Bernard Pierce was robbed at gunpoint while he was in Philadelphia over the weekend, according to law enforcement sources.
Pierce, a Super Bowl champion and member of the Baltimore Ravens, was standing outside a pizzeria with a friend along the 7500 block of Haverford Avenue Sunday night when he was approached by a gunman, according to sources.
Sources say the gunman jumped out of the passenger seat of a blue sedan, pointed a gun at Pierce and demanded the keys to his 2011 BMW before stealing the vehicle. Sources say the BMW was eventually recovered in North Philadelphia and processed for potential evidence.
Neither Pierce nor his friend was hurt during the incident but they were both shaken up, according to sources. No arrests were made.
A spokesman for the Baltimore Ravens issued a statement regarding the incident in an email.
"We have been in contact with Bernard and we are aware of the situation," the email states.
The suspect is described as a dark-skinned man standing between 6-foot-2 and 6-foot-3 and wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt.
Pierce, 23, was born in Ardmore, Pa. and attended Lower Merion High School as well as Glen Mills High School. He also played college football with Temple University before being selected by the Ravens in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft.
Pierce was an important part of the Ravens’ Super Bowl run this past season. He rushed for 33 yards on 12 attempts in Baltimore’s 34-31 Super Bowl win over the San Francisco 49ers.