Jurors in San Diego decided Friday that Drew Brees is owed more than $6.1 million in damages after a jeweler exploited his friendship with the Saints quarterback to sell him extremely overpriced diamonds. 

Jeweler Vahid Moradi and his attorney, Kevin Rooney, said they "passionately disagree" with the verdict and intend to appeal it. If successful, that could reduce the amount awarded to Brees and his wife, Brittany, or wipe it out entirely. 

Nonetheless, for now, Brees seemed to feel vindicated in pressing claims that he was conned out of millions of dollars.