There’s always a certain level of danger that comes with living in a big city, no matter how famous you are. That’s a lesson former Alabama Crimson Tide superstar and current Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley learned the hard way last night.
On Sunday, Ridley revealed his car was stolen in the Buckhead district of Atlanta on Saturday night.
He explained that it was taken from him at a gas station, but noted that “there was no violence” involved in the taking.
“Car Stolen. No such thing as a safe part of town so be careful. Grateful there was no violence, they just got me at the gas station & rode out,” he tweeted.
Man they got me last night in Buckhead ? Car Stolen. No such thing as a safe part of town so be careful. Grateful there was no violence, they just got me at the gas station & rode out. Any help getting my car back would be ???
— CALVIN RIDLEY (@CalvinRidley1) January 20, 2019
Ridley was drafted No. 26 overall by the Falcons in the 2018 NFL Draft after three prolific years for the Crimson Tide.
As a freshman, he had 89 receptions for 1,045 yards and seven touchdowns en route to a national title win over Clemson.
He left Alabama to enter the draft following his junior year, but not before finishing his college career with 224 receptions for 2,781 yards and 19 touchdowns in 44 games played.
In his rookie season in Atlanta, Ridley quickly established himself as a reliable target for quarterback Matt Ryan.
He finished his rookie season with rookie franchise records in receptions (64) and touchdowns (10), while contributing 821 receiving yards.