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Jonathan Humbert, Investigative Reporter

Oakland's Javon Walker Hospitalized in Las Vegas

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Javon Walker seems to be known for -- dousing crowds with champagne. Javon Walker seems to be known for -- dousing crowds with champagne.
Walker sporting a gigantic diamond watch. Walker sporting a gigantic diamond watch.

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Javon Walker may be a million dollar football player. But right now, he's fighting to Recover from a brutal attack and robbery right here in Las Vegas.

The attackers left him hospitalized after beating and stealing more than $100,000 from him.

It's another case of a high-priced star partying in Las Vegas but this time the fun ended quickly and ended at the hospital. Javon Walker is a frequent visitor to Las Vegas -- only this time, it nearly cost him his life.

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From where Seat Williams stands -- "The NFL seems to find bad luck here." The sports talk radio host says it was only a matter of time. "If this doesn't wake up Walker, then he may never wake up," said Williams.

Police say Walker was found beaten and robbed early Monday morning. He partied Saturday at Tryst nightclub at the Wynn. And then again on Sunday night, according to the Spy on Vegas website, spraying a crowd with Dom Perignon from his private booth sporting a gigantic diamond watch.

He then went to Drai's After Hours at Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon to keep the party going. Late Sunday, he went to the Hard Rock and Body English, and left at 3:30 a.m. on Monday.

He was found unconscious nearly four hours later, minus $100,000 in jewelry, including a diamond and $3,000 in cash. He has a concussion and major trauma to his eye.

Williams says Walker's on-field acrobatics pale in comparison to his off-field problems. On New Year's Day 2007, Walker was involved in a gang shooting in Denver. His friend and teammate was shot -- and died in Walker's arms.

"You figure that would be enough of a red flag to tell you, I can't go out clubbing by myself, I have to be careful where I go, I can't be spraying champagne all over the place in Vegas," said Williams.

But that's exactly what Walker did. Over the last year and a half, club insiders say Walker has become a Las Vegas fixture, grabbing attention like this: video posted on YouTube claiming to show him spraying champagne once again.

For Williams -- it was only a matter of time before Walker's high-flying lifestyle caught up to him. "Young, money, fast cars, hot women, bad attitudes, I'm all that. And guess what? In the end you find yourself on the curb with your eye socket hanging out," he said.

Police said Walker is still at Sunrise. They plan to interview him to get more information. They also have surveillance video they are cleaning up of potential suspects.

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