Back in late February of this year, former Eagles safety Earl Wolff was kidnapped and robbed at gunpoint in North Carolina. Thankfully, the 26-year-old Wolff escaped the situation with his life and without serious injury. Still, it was obviously a terrifying night. Wolff, who now plays for the Jacksonville Jaguars, recently penned a piece for The MMQB to talk about his truly horrifying experience.
My 2011 white Range Rover is parked on the street. As I get in and reach for the seatbelt, someone yanks my door open. There’s a man wearing a black ski mask and pointing an AK-47 inches from my face.
"Give me the keys!" he barks. "And get out of the car!"
I freeze, wondering if my buddy is playing a trick on me. I wonder if it’s a sick joke. I babble, but words aren’t coming out of my mouth.
"Give me your wallet! Your phone!"
I step out and hand over my belongings. Another man with a shotgun rushes toward me and shoves me into the back seat. Two other men with shotguns appear from the side of the house and hop in the car. The man with the AK-47 gets behind the wheel, and I’m squished between two of the masked men in the backseat. We begin driving around the neighborhood.
There were multiple times when Wolff thought he was going to die that terrible night. He survived, though, and his captors have since been arrested and charged. Once again, go read Wolff's post in its entirety at The MMQB.
The Eagles waived Wolff last offseason after the safety had been dealing with a bad knee injury. The former North Carolina State product signed to the Jaguars' practice squad in late December of 2015 and has been with Jacksonville ever since. Here's hoping he can get his professional career back on track.