Ice fishing

How 'AJ the Jeweler' has become the go-to-guy for diamonds among top jocks

Updated: May 24, 2011, 2:17 PM ET
By Sam Alipour | ESPN The Magazine

On a steamy late-August afternoon in Fort Lauderdale, the dealer's Escalade peels into Nova Southeastern University, where a banner outside welcomes visitors to the Miami Dolphins' practice facility. The dealer carries a black backpack, weighed down with $2 million of his product. His bodyguard, who goes by Hennessy, is driving. He usually carries a gun on days like today.

Just as practice ends, Hennessy pulls into a field-adjacent lot. He approaches the attendant and asks for ...

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