More details on what exactly occurred Sunday in the strange case of New England Patriots cornerback Jonathan Wilhite have emerged. And just because the situation is more clear doesn’t mean it’s any less strange.
Wilhite, according to police in North Attleboro, Mass., pulled his groin while running to a nearby convenience store after seeing two men in the parking lot of his residence.
Wilhite was a last-minute scratch for New England’s game against Atlanta.
On Monday, speculation was that Wilhite may have been the victim of a home invasion but North Attleboro police Lt. David Dawes told the Boston Herald, “This is not a home invasion.”
According to the police report, two men were in his parking lot when he “arrived home” and that one of them approached Wilhite and yelled. Wilhite took off. Unclear at this point is whether the incident occurred in broad daylight Sunday morning or in the wee hours after midnight.
Given the two recent incidents at the homes of Buffalo Bills players, perhaps Wilhite was being extra vigilant. Better safe than sorry. Although his groin may feel differently about that.