Chicago Bears rookie linebacker Roquan Smith had his car broken into over the weekend, and in addition to a Georgia jersey from the national championship game and other valuable memorabilia, the thief or thieves made off with his Bears-issued tablet.
Athens-Clarke County police said that the break-in occurred some time after Friday night at 5 p.m. Oddly, there were no signs of forced entry into the car. Smith wasn’t sure whether he accidentally unlocked it early Saturday morning. From the Chicago Tribune:
According to the police report, an officer reported to the scene at about 11:46 a.m. Saturday. Smith told the officer he left his vehicle in The Mark’s parking garage on Oconee Street at about 5 p.m. Friday, and “he was certain that he locked the doors because that is his usual habit.” However, Smith said it was possible that when he accompanied a friend to a vehicle parked nearby at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, he might have accidentally unlocked his car, according to the report.
Smith had several valuable watches, headphones, and team items in his car that the police report said were “worth up to $40,000 apiece.” The car also had a pair of shoes and the Bears playbook. A team spokesperson told the Tribune the tablet was wiped and “there was no compromise of Bears (information).” That’s not exactly verifiable, since there’s a window between the theft and the time when the Bears remotely wiped it, though password protections make that unlikely. The culprit will have to find another way to get their hands on Matt Nagy’s sweet, sweet formations.