A yet-unnamed member of the New England Patriots was the victim of an apparent crime, according to Shalise Manza Young of the Providence Journal.
Per Young, North Attleboro police Lieutenant David Dawes confirmed Monday the existence of an investigation of “an incident involving a Patriots player,” believed to be a home invasion.
Young suggests that the player in question might have been cornerback Jonathan Wilhite, who was a surprise scratch with an injury that he suffered on Sunday.
Agent Jason Chayut told Young that the injury was “nothing serious,” and that it didn’t require hospitalization.
Regardless of whether the victim was Wilhite or someone else, the incident is the third crime against an NFL player in three weeks. The lawn of Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin was vandalized after a Week One loss at New England, and Bills safety Donte Whinter’s home was robbed of $400,000 in jewelry during the September 20 game against Tampa Bay.