An first-round NFL Draft pick was robbed over the weekend. Former Georgia star Roquan Smith had several things stolen from his Athens, Ga. apartment complex. Items were reportedly stolen out of his car, police believe.
The aunt of the Chicago Bears' first-round pick first wrote about what happened on Facebook. Here’s what the Facebook post said:
“Dawg Nation my nephew Roquan Smith has worked sooo hard to play in his UGA jersey and helmet and to one day take it off and hang it on his wall. However, over the past few hours, someone took that away from him by wrongfully taking these items from his property in Athens,” Shaquwanda Baker wrote Saturday in a Facebook post. “My prayer is that the person who committed this crime will deal with their issues and that anyone who knows of information related to this crime will report it immediately to the Athens Police Dept.
More details have emerged from the reported robbery.
A Chicago Bears' iPad was reportedly taken from the car, too.
Among the items stolen:
-- An iPad belonging to the Bears (there were no additional details about what was on the tablet).
-- A 2017 national championship jersey.
-- A 2017 Rose Bowl jersey.
-- Two watches.
-- Smith’s 2017 regular-season helmet and jersey.
-- A Bluetooth speaker.
Police say there were no signs of forced entry. No suspects have emerged at this time, either.
Smith was the No. 8 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He was perhaps the best defender in college football in 2017.