Chicago Bears rookie linebacker Roquan Smith had several valuable items stolen from his car Saturday, including a team-issued ipad and his Georgia Bulldogs helmet and three jerseys from last season.
Athens-Clarke County police said there were no signs of forced entry into the vehicle, which was parked in an apartment complex parking garage, the Chicago Tribune reported. There are currently no suspects in the theft, police said. Bears vice president of communications Brandon Faber told the newspaper that all the information on the ipad was immediately erased remotely by team officials once Smith alerted them of the crime, so “there was no compromise of Bears (information).”
Among the items stolen were jerseys Smith wore during the 2017 regular season, the Rose Bowl and national championship game. Police said that Smith’s “Athlete of the Year” trophy from the University of Georgia was also taken.
“These items are of great sentimental value to him and were very hard to determine worth,” Athens-Clarke County police said in a statement. “It is possible those jerseys are worth up to $40,000 a piece due to Mr. Smith’s clout at UGA and soon in the NFL. However, Mr. Smith stated that those belongings are priceless to him.”
Smith, Chicago’s first round pick and the 8th overall selection of the draft, reportedly told police that he believed he locked his car doors.