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Wilhite hurt groin running from men

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.

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25 Responses to “Wilhite hurt groin running from men”
  1. pat in philly says: Sep 29, 2009 1:13 PM

    ….may have been the victim of a home invasion but North Attleboro police Chief Wiggum:
    “This is not a home invasion.”
    Good police work there, Lou.

  2. texasPHINSfan says: Sep 29, 2009 1:24 PM

    this is a prime example of a non-story getting blown out of proportion by media-guessing. they weren’t trying to be dis-informative. it really was a non-story from the get-go.
    sucks to hear about wilhite’s groin, but i’d have to say, at least he took the smart way out instead of brandishing a gun, getting into a fight, or worse.

  3. Florio's Mom says: Sep 29, 2009 1:26 PM

    Dude is a defensive back in the NFL. He could probably jog and run laps around ‘random burglar’. If he ran hard enough to pull his groin, they must have really scared the hell out of him.

  4. hallow_test says: Sep 29, 2009 1:37 PM

    test

  5. leatherneck says: Sep 29, 2009 1:40 PM

    It sounds like he lives at an apartment complex or in a condo. Thus, maybe the crazy dudes who yelled at him were not really looking for this guy. Of course, why yell at some guy who shows up? This is one of those head-scratcher stories.

  6. Bill Cowher's Chin says: Sep 29, 2009 1:40 PM

    Perhaps after seeing what can happen to NFL players like Sean Taylor, Darrent Williams, the dude from the Jaguars (I apologize for not knowing his name), it is probably better to pull a groin and continue living the life he lives, than it is to confront them, and face the outcome mentioned above……

  7. stumptown says: Sep 29, 2009 1:41 PM

    Dude don’t own a cellphone??
    Oh, he must have Sprint.

  8. homercles82 says: Sep 29, 2009 1:43 PM

    I was seriously hoping this article was about Freddy Wilhite

  9. Insomniac says: Sep 29, 2009 1:47 PM

    One of the local papers said it happened at about 8:15 a.m. Sunday morning.

  10. NachoBidness says: Sep 29, 2009 1:54 PM

    “Wilhite hurt groin running from men”
    I guess it’s better that the headline wasn’t
    “Wilhite hurt groin running TO men”

  11. Resolution says: Sep 29, 2009 2:10 PM

    The guy who yelled was Kerry Rhodes, he said “Can’t wait for a rematch, bring it!”

  12. PFTiswhatitis says: Sep 29, 2009 2:21 PM

    The report I read (and I live nearby) said the men “approached” him. It wasn’t that there were simply two guys in the parking lot!

  13. bobinpuertorico says: Sep 29, 2009 2:37 PM

    Tom, your hatred of the Bills is showing, try being a little less biased. Wilhite would not even think about NFL players like Sean Taylor and Darrent Williams being killed, but he would be running due to his fear of a couple of kids spray painting his lawn or someone stealing jewelry.
    Couldn’t you have worked in something about T.O., like “Wilhite feared for his life due to the recent vicious attacks by rabid Bills fans who T.O. has turned into blood-thirsty serial killers.”

  14. ItalianArmyGuy says: Sep 29, 2009 3:10 PM

    The two men were Channing Crowder and Rex Ryan. They were looking for Florio, but couldn’t find him and decided to settle for Wilhite.

  15. The Dox says: Sep 29, 2009 3:13 PM

    Sounds like a busted drug deal to me.
    No one just runs from people in their freaking parking lot.
    Great excuse though, guy is clearly great at covering his tracks.

  16. CT Pats Fan says: Sep 29, 2009 3:16 PM

    And if he’d pulled a legally owned gun on the guys he’d have been suspended by the Commish, right?
    At some point, we need to realize that there is a sensible middle ground between Shawn Taylor’s fate, and Tank Johnsons arsenal.

  17. Patsfan1776 says: Sep 29, 2009 3:21 PM

    North Attleboro isn’t crime free but this type of thing does not usually happen here.
    Could it be that the player injured himself doing something else and then filed a (false) police report so as to keep collecting $$$ for a non football injury?

  18. ampats says: Sep 29, 2009 3:49 PM

    As a Pats fan I say shame on you Patsfan1776, why speculate on something for which you have no idea, it is something we have grown to expect from the other morons that repond to anything Patriots. After the other unfortunate incidents that have happened to many professional athletes including in the Boston area, why would you suggest that a player of “your favorite team” would falsify a police report and make this up with nothing to suggest that. As a fan of the Patriots since 1976 I suggest you join sixburgh whatever,jetsfan and the others and cheer for a different team.
    I’m sure other Pats fans would agree with my comments.The Bills and Jaguars need fans,go cheer for them. You are probably the first one to jump off “the bandwagon” when the Pats lose.

  19. PimP JuicE MaN says: Sep 29, 2009 4:13 PM

    THE ONLY WAY TO SETTLE THE DISAGREEMENT BETWEEN ” ampats ” AND
    “PATSFAN1776″ ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IS TO ” GO TO THE VIDEO TAPE”
    SO, BILL-I-CHEAT, WHERE IS THE TAPE.

  20. PimP JuicE MaN says: Sep 29, 2009 4:15 PM

    THE ONLY WAY TO SETTLE THE DISAGREEMENT BETWEEN ” ampats ” AND
    “PATSFAN1776″ ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IS TO ” GO TO THE VIDEO TAPE”
    SO, BILL-I-CHEAT, WHERE IS THE TAPE.

  21. hayward giablommi says: Sep 29, 2009 4:20 PM

    Could it be that the player injured himself doing something else and then filed a (false) police report so as to keep collecting $$$ for a non football injury?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Is this Florio masquerading as Patsfan1776?

  22. TheWizard says: Sep 29, 2009 4:21 PM

    Too bad you weren’t “typing and grammar man”

  23. Matt says: Sep 29, 2009 7:52 PM

    I’m pretty certain that the Pats require all players to stay at a team hotel even for home games. So if he was required to be at the team hotel prior to the game, what reason would he have for going back to his complex – especially if that’s not allowed by the team? Should be an interesting story when it breaks.

  24. CornFlorio says: Sep 30, 2009 9:23 PM

    ampats says:
    September 29, 2009 3:49 PM
    As a Pats fan I say shame on you Patsfan1776, why speculate on something for which you have no idea, it is something we have grown to expect from the other morons that repond to anything Patriots. After the other unfortunate incidents that have happened to many professional athletes including in the Boston area, why would you suggest that a player of “your favorite team” would falsify a police report and make this up with nothing to suggest that. As a fan of the Patriots since 1976 I suggest you join sixburgh whatever,jetsfan and the others and cheer for a different team.
    I’m sure other Pats fans would agree with my comments.The Bills and Jaguars need fans,go cheer for them. You are probably the first one to jump off “the bandwagon” when the Pats lose.
    _________
    Translation: WAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!
    STFU, ampats…you are the biggest bandwagon Pats fan on here…and no amount of lame posturing will mask that fact.

  25. CornFlorio says: Sep 30, 2009 9:24 PM

    hayward giablommi says:
    September 29, 2009 4:20 PM
    Could it be that the player injured himself doing something else and then filed a (false) police report so as to keep collecting $$$ for a non football injury?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Is this Florio masquerading as Patsfan1776?
    _________
    haywoodjablowtheentirepatsteam…is that you masquerading as a typical gay male Pats fan…or are you actually a typical gay male Pats fan? I’m guessing the latter.

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