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Suspended Falcons WR Calvin Ridley a victim in a Atlanta crime spree

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley is suspended for the year. But he was the victim in a criminal gang spree that was carried out in the Atlanta, Georgia area.

According to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, 26 people have been indicted in this crime spree. The members were part of the Drug Rich Gang. These individuals were responsible for 16 violent attacks on celebrity and non-celebrity homes in Union City, Atlanta, and Sandy Springs.

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley catches a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins
Calvin Ridley catches a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Besides Ridley, other targets included “Real Housewives of Atlanta” member Marlo Hampton, Atlanta United goalkeeper Brad Guzan, and singer Mariah Carey.

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“What they did do was target people who show their wealth on social media,” the District Attorney said. “This indictment also covers individuals who were not as famous, but also had their wealth on social media.”

Those indicted are facing charges that include kidnapping, armed robbery, aggravated assault, and additional charges. The charges stem from crimes going back to 2018.

It is not clear at this time the items that they stole. Or how much the crime spree cost these people over time of the spree.

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“As we know crime and criminals have no boundaries and they found their way into my country — Fulton County,” Willis said. “I have a message today: If you thought Fulton was a good county to bring your crime to, to bring your violence to, you are wrong and you are going to suffer the consequences.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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