Per a federal affidavit reviewed by Travers Mackel of WDSU News, Geourvon Sears, who is described as a "distant relative" of Mathieu, threatened the former Pro Bowler via phone and text message, telling him he would "go to the media with allegations of sexual misconduct" if he didn't receive a payment of $1.5 million.
Mackel noted Sears allegedly contacted Mathieu multiple times over the past month, starting on April 20, and demanded financial payments. He initially demanded $1.5 million, but in a separate text message he allegedly wrote he wanted "$5 million by Friday, I'm done talking, emailing TMZ now."
Court records also showed Sears allegedly threatened members of Mathieu's family, telling them, "I want $1.5 million by Friday or I am going to kill all you all."
Sears was released from police custody after posting bond.