Keyshawn Johnson said he didn't pay much attention to two men approaching him as he left a barbershop with his two children in Berkeley, Calif., until he noticed one of them pointing a gun.
The Bucs receiver was accosted Wednesday while talking on his cell phone and robbed at gunpoint of $1,000 in cash and a wristwatch, but he and his children were not hurt.
"In a situation like that, you really can't do nothing. I was just praying this doesn't go down badly," Johnson said. "I was like, "Here man. You can have it.'
"You're talking about some pathetic dudes who would rob you in front of two little kids."
Johnson's daughter, Maia, 8, had already entered his car at the time of the robbery. "She was terrified," Johnson said. His son, Keyshawn Jr., 5, was by his side. "I'm not sure he's old enough to fully know what was going down," he said.
Johnson said he wasn't real familiar with the neighborhood where he was robbed.
"That's the thing about those streets down there, the barbershop is not in a good neighborhood. Guys are running in and out of the barbershop. It's kind of shady. You never know who's watching you."
No arrests have been made.
"They'll eventually get dealt with," Johnson said. "It's scary, but you just have to keep doing what you do every day and take the necessary precautions."
In Bucs news, the team will conduct training camp at Disney's Wide World of Sports for the third straight season, the team announced Thursday.
The Bucs signed a contract to return to the 200-acre sports complex where they first visited before their world championship season in 2002.
"We have received first-class service the last two years and we are thrilled to continue training in one of the nation's premier facilities," said Mike Newquist, Bucs senior director of business administration.
If things go as planned, the Bucs training camp could return to Tampa next year.
The team hopes to break ground soon on a training facility located on the site of the Tampa Bay Center shopping mall, across Himes Avenue from Raymond James Stadium. The project is expected to take about 18 months.