There is nothing like catching up with old NFL teammates at a barbecue. So thought former NFL wide receiver Bernard Berrian back in April when he attended a barbecue with some friends. While at the barbecue, he received an urgent email from his security company that someone was in his locked home. It was then he decided to view his security cameras through a smart phone app and was shocked. The person sneaking around in his house was his best friend and ex-college teammate, Therrian Fontenot.
What made matters even wilder was the fact that Fontenot had been at the barbecue. Berrian’s home had been robbed twice before, once for $30,000 in cash and now he thought that Fontenot was the culprit. During each time Berrian left town, Fontenot would always ask Berrian where he was going and how long he thought he’d be gone in casual conversation. Then, after Berrian left town, he would call around to mutual friends and ask questions to determine if Berrian was in town.
“He would always call me and try to ask me where I was, make sure I was out of town. If I was home all the time, he’d blow up other friends in the crew asking them the same question, where’s Bernard, how come he’s not answering his phone,” Berrian said.
Fontenot, who was in training camp with the Packers and Browns in 2005 and 2006, pleaded no contest to the filmed burglary and was sentenced to six months in jail.