Insurer Sued By Former Charger Antonio Gates For Breach Of Contract

 Tuesday, January 12, 2021

 Times of San Diego

Former Chargers tight end Antonio Gates and his wife are suing AIG Property Casualty Co., alleging the insurer breached a contract to compensate them for a nearly $1 million burglary at their Encino home.

The 40-year-old Gates and his spouse, television personality Sasha Gates, brought the suit Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court. They seek unspecified compensatory and punitive damages related to the 2018 incident. An AIG representative could not be reached for a response.

The Gates home, built in 2016 with six bedrooms, nine bathrooms and more than 8,500 square feet, was burglarized on Dec. 2, 2018, as Sasha and the couple’s children slept inside, the suit states.

Gates, who played for both the San Diego and Los Angeles Chargers, was away at work during the weeks before and after the burglary, according to the suit.

Neither his wife nor her children were hurt, the suit states. She called Los Angeles police, who took the residence’s security video and saw at least two people casually entering through the front garage door, the suit states.