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KCrockaholic
09-21-2009, 03:55 PM
First Leodis McKelvin has his lawn vandalized. Now this.


http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4492098

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Police are investigating a theft from the home of Buffalo Bills safety Donte Whitner, who discovered about $400,000 worth of jewelry missing following Sunday's win against Tampa Bay.

"It's mind-boggling," said the player's spokeswoman Patrice Horton, who described Whitner as upset and hurt. "He's safe, but he's on high alert. He doesn't know who did this."

Hamburg Detective Lt. Kevin Trask released few details because of the ongoing investigation. He would not say whether there was evidence of a forced entry or when the theft might have happened.



Whitner

The theft was reported at about 10 p.m., a little over two hours after the Bills won their home-opener, 33-20.

"At this point we're calling it a larceny," he said. "We can't even call it a burglary because we don't know the specifics. This might be a person who was invited into the home."

He did not identify Whitner as the victim, confirming only that the theft was at the home of a Bills player.

After team meetings Monday, Whitner described the theft as "very disappointing," and said police dusted for fingerprints at his home. He added no one was hurt.

The theft was reported a week after Whitner's teammate Leodis McKelvin's front lawn in the same suburb was vandalized by two teenagers following Buffalo's season-opening loss to New England. Bills players expressed concerns about their privacy and safety after that incident, in which a message and obscenity were spray-painted in front of McKelvin's home.

Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita said Monday that McKelvin told investigators he did not want to see the boys prosecuted after they admitted being the vandals. Instead they will perform 120 hours of community service.

Sedita says based on McKelvin's wishes, as well as the suspects' age, lack of a criminal record and their willingness to perform community service, prosecutors decided not to bring charges.

Trask said the theft and what happened at McKelvin's home were unrelated.

"I think we'll probably find out these circumstances couldn't be any more different," he said.

Whitner also believed the theft was separate from what happened to McKelvin and unlikely to involve Bills fans. Whitner was only asked four questions about the theft before a Bills official requested reporters to move on to football-related topics.

Horton said Whitner also is not interested in pressing charges, but does want his jewelry back. She said nothing else appeared to be missing.

"He just wants to play," Horton said of Whitner, who played a key role in beating Tampa Bay by returning an interception 76 yards for a touchdown and adding a key fourth-down tackle.

"He's not going to let this disturb him. He's very upset. He loves this city," Horton said.

Whitner was selected by the Bills with the eighth overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft out of Ohio State.

The Bills' NFL Players Association representative, safety George Wilson, said he and teammates are concerned after two Buffalo players have been the victims of crime over the span of a week.

"It makes guys wonder, who's next? Are we being targeted here? You just never know," Wilson said. "I think it's definitely something we have to pay more attention to and try to do everything within our power as individuals to keep a watchful eye."

Wilson said the crimes are not a reflection of Buffalo.

"It's regardless of where you're at," Wilson said. "Crime happens whether you're in a big city or whether in a rural community like Hamburg. It could happen to anybody. ... It's very unfortunate."

Rain Man
09-21-2009, 04:18 PM
Maybe it's a secret society of man-law enforcers who know that no man should own $400,000 in jewelry.

kstater
09-21-2009, 04:22 PM
Why the fuck would any man need 400k in jewelry?

Buck
09-21-2009, 04:37 PM
Who would need $400,000 in jewelry? Man no wonder NFL players are broke 2 years after they get out of the league.

KCrockaholic
09-21-2009, 04:39 PM
Who would need $400,000 in jewelry? Man no wonder NFL players are broke 2 years after they get out of the league.

ROFL

I was just about to say this.

CoMoChief
09-21-2009, 04:43 PM
Why the **** would any man need 400k in jewelry?

You want the real answer or the politically incorrect one?

Baconeater
09-21-2009, 04:45 PM
You want the real answer or the politically incorrect one?
I'm guessing the real answer IS the politically incorrect one.

Demonpenz
09-21-2009, 04:46 PM
liberache!

CoMoChief
09-21-2009, 04:47 PM
I'm guessing the real answer IS the politically incorrect one.

It is....prob shouldve re-worded my question.

wild1
09-21-2009, 04:49 PM
You want the real answer or the politically incorrect one?

Both.

tonyetony
09-21-2009, 04:50 PM
He's got the perfect alibi. Wouldn't surprise me if it was set-up insurance scam.

'Hamas' Jenkins
09-21-2009, 05:00 PM
He's got the perfect alibi. Wouldn't surprise me if it was set-up insurance scam.

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Mr. Flopnuts
09-21-2009, 05:02 PM
Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita said Monday that McKelvin told investigators he did not want to see the boys prosecuted after they admitted being the vandals. Instead they will perform 120 hours of community service.


You want the real reason or the politically correct reason he decided not to press charges? :rolleyes:

Seriously though, stand up move by Leodis.

CoMoChief
09-21-2009, 05:55 PM
Both.

He's a young black athlete, needs the blow his money and show his bling.