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D.J. Swearinger Gets Sticker Shock Over Work on His Truck

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By    |   Friday, 06 Mar 2015 07:09 AM

D.J. Swearinger, a safety for the Houston Texans, is being accused of stealing his own truck from a body detailing shop after he got sticker shock over the work done, including a paint job with a Batman logo and installing a train horn.

Swearinger, who just finished his second season with the Texans, went to the Houston area business on Monday to pick up his truck and told the company he wanted an invoice that listed all the components installed on it, Harris County deputy Thomas Gilliland told the Houston Chronicle.

TMZ reported that work done by Espi Motors on Swearinger's 2013 truck totaled $20,000, including matte black paint with a Batman logo, speakers, new wheels, custom grill and a train horn. The celebrity website noted an Espi source said Swearinger got "sticker shock" when he saw the cost and drove off without paying.

"This matter is still pending, and is currently under review by the district attorney’s office," Gilliland told the Houston Chronicle. "No charges were accepted by the DA's office, they wanted to speak to the other party, Mr. Swearinger, before further review of possible charges."

A spokesman for the Harris County district attorney's office told KHOU-TV Thursday that a decision hasn't been made on whether to charge Swearinger and an investigation into the incident was ongoing. The television station, though, said it was told by a sheriff's office spokesman that the district attorney's office has not accepted the charges because it believes it is civil matter.

A representative for the NFL player told TMZ Sports on Thursday that Swearinger is ironing out the situation with Espi Motors.

"This incident was an unfortunate misunderstanding, and we are working on resolving the issue," Swearinger's representative told TMZ Sports. "D.J. is just focused right now on his off-season training and looking forward to the upcoming season."

Swearinger has started 24 of the 36 games he has played in since joining the Houston Texans as a rookie two years ago from South Carolina. He has made 144 total tackles on defense, 105 of those solo tackles and has three career interceptions.

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D.J. Swearinger, a safety for the Houston Texans, is being accused of stealing his own truck from a body detailing shop after he got sticker shock over the work done, including a paint job with a Batman logo and installing a train horn.
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