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June 19, 2008
Latest twist in Javon's drama

I was skeptical of the report detailing Javon Walker's robbery on

Never mind it's a site gossip site, but the story made little sense.

Maybe those were Walker's words, but the idea of three thugs making it to a hotel room, using guns to knock him unconscious and then getting him out of the hotel to a car sounds ... made up.

Sure he might open up the door to his hotel room at 5:30 a.m. for strangers (I wouldn't advise that).

Then these criminals would rob him and decide, "Hey, let's take him with us and drop him off about two hours from now."

For his sake, I hope that's not the story he wants us to believe.

Now the hotel that Walker was staying in, the Bellagio, is disputing any claim that Walker was kidnapped from the hotel in a story on

The story notes the Bellagio has about 2,000 surveillance cameras and gave this statement to KVBC through a spokesperson:

The facts that have been reported regarding the incident involving Javon Walker are incorrect. I am unable to provide further detail out of respect for the Metro investigation which is currently underway.

I've seen the movie Ocean's Eleven, and my guess is Danny Ocean himself would have to orchestrate the removal of an unconscious, 6-3, 215-pound man with visible facial injuries from the hotel unnoticed.

It's not unthinkable for someone is embarrassed to come up with a story to cover up the events that led to them being robbed.

But if that's Walker's story (and I'm not convinced that it is), I hope there's more to it.

Because with all the cameras in Las Vegas, he'd need Danny Ocean to explain how this happened.

--Jason Jones

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About Raiders Blog and Q&A

Matt Kawahara was born in Sacramento and attended McClatchy High School and UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the independent student paper The Daily Californian. He graduated from Cal in 2010 and started at The Sacramento Bee as a summer intern. He joined The Bee's sports staff in fall 2011.

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