Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook claims TSA employees STOLE several valuable items out of his luggage at the airport on the way to the Pro Bowl … and he’s calling ’em out on video.
“The great folks at TSA went through my bag and stole my shoes and some of my clothes,” Cook told Vegas Sports Daily at the Pro Bowl practice in Orlando.
Cook says the items were worth a “pretty good amount of money.”
You can see in the clip Cook is pretty upset — and he’s blaming the alleged crime on the government shutdown.
“I guess when you’re forced to find work or find money to come in from somewhere for your family, you take it out on the people that you serve.”
He added, “When you don’t feed your dogs, they go licking on your bones — so that’s what they’re doing.”
We reached out to the TSA for comment and we’re told they’re looking into Cook’s allegations. However, TSA responded to Cook on Twitter saying, “This deeply concerns us. We take these allegations very seriously.”
31-year-old Cook had a monster season in 2018 — one of the few bright spots for the Raiders — putting up 61 catches for 825 yards and 6 TDs.
Cook has made more than $ 37 million in his NFL career — and is expected to sign a pretty big contract before the 2019 season.
So, even though it SUCKS to have you stuff get jacked (allegedly) … at least he can afford to buy new gear.