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Giants player’s home burglarized, vandalized with swastika, racial epithets

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The worst thing to happen to Giants fullback Nikita Whitlock wasn’t a season-ending foot injury or being hit with a 10-game PED suspension.

Whitlock’s New Jersey home was broken into Tuesday night, and the burglars left behind some frightening reminders — including a graffiti swastika, the letters KKK and the message “Go back to Africa.”

“It just re-establishes that no matter where you are, no matter who you are, this can happen to you,” Whitlock told WCBS. “It’s about to be 2017. Oppression, violence, racism, hatred, violence, there’s no need for that.”

Whitlock said some jewelry and video game systems were stolen, but the messages left behind were as frightening as the loss of security that comes with knowing someone has invaded your home. It’s the second time they’ve been broken into, and they were already planning to move before the first incident, which happened over Thanksgiving weekend.

Whitlock’s a fullback by trade, but the Giants have also used him as a special teamer and interior pass-rusher on defense, at least before his injury and suspension.

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  1. brohamma says: Dec 8, 2016 6:22 AM

    Sickening!

    Don’t ever allow this to become “yea, it happens.”

  2. snakecage says: Dec 8, 2016 6:25 AM

    Idiocracy….it’s our replaced our democracy

  3. joedirte says: Dec 8, 2016 6:32 AM

    There’s something shady about this, something just doesn’t add up here.

  4. matt14gg says: Dec 8, 2016 6:33 AM

    Yeah, let’s break in, steal some stuff and then leave some racial epithets and oh yeah…let’s scrawl “KKK” for good measure. Makes total sense.

    Bogus.

  5. Lemmy Aksyadis says: Dec 8, 2016 6:46 AM

    It’s an indescribable feeling knowing your home has been entered and vandalized. It’s also sad that we must be forced to wonder if this is a real case of vandalism or another Lunenburg Knights situation where an entire town was declared racist only to find out that the mother lied and faked racist graffiti and spray painted KKK on her own house. The details are scarily familiar.

    But please, let’s wait until there’s been an investigation before proclaiming this to be the action of Trump supporters. After all, this is almost 2017. I’d like to think we’ve grown past our witch hunt phase.

  6. greglloydrules says: Dec 8, 2016 6:59 AM

    How sad. Sad that this still happens. We have lost our way but maybe we never had a grasp on society in the first place. You hear more of it now. “Go back to where you came from.” Really? What 95% of Americans fail to realize, is that America never belonged to them in the first place. You are all from the eastern part of the world. Your ancestors migrated here and instead of thanking them they did, you discriminate against others who are doing the same. How about YOU go back to where you came from. Cause you might have born in the US, but your blood is European and/or Asian. Enough is enough.

  7. Indybear says: Dec 8, 2016 6:59 AM

    Would seem to be a growing trend given the Tweeter-In-Chief’s twisted, dispassionate view of reality. Sad.

  8. logast says: Dec 8, 2016 7:33 AM

    Absolutely pathetic. Whoever did this, I would like to see them do this again. This time, with Whitlock there.

  9. packfntk says: Dec 8, 2016 7:35 AM

    Man, that’s unreal. Some people deserve to be outed and shown for who they truly are. I bet those cowards wouldn’t do this is everyone knew it was them.

    Hopefully he’s fine.

  10. thefootballblogger23 says: Dec 8, 2016 7:38 AM

    Oh boy here we go…

    Popcorn anybody?

  11. jssebastian2014 says: Dec 8, 2016 7:39 AM

    How, as an NFLer, do you not have at least a top tier security system? Especially after a first incident?

  12. SEACTNFL says: Dec 8, 2016 7:41 AM

    I know you can’t put your family in danger but moving is just giving in to these people.

  13. kneedragr says: Dec 8, 2016 7:44 AM

    Call me cynical, but this can be explained a lot of ways other than white racist criminals. I mean why would someone deliberately leave behind evidence pointing to themselves?

  14. PFTCommentSectionIsFullOfBigotry says: Dec 8, 2016 7:44 AM

    But CK protest means he wrong & clueless right?

  15. tonyzendejas says: Dec 8, 2016 7:51 AM

    Cowards.

  16. traptses says: Dec 8, 2016 7:52 AM

    Sad America nowadays

  17. bigbluefan1 says: Dec 8, 2016 7:58 AM

    Had to be Eagles fans

  18. ducknichols50 says: Dec 8, 2016 8:01 AM

    good grief.

  19. patfic5 says: Dec 8, 2016 8:08 AM

    BS.

  20. tm81blog says: Dec 8, 2016 8:09 AM

    What is wrong with people? Ridiculous!

  21. ripwarrior says: Dec 8, 2016 8:13 AM

    Most of these stories turn out to be bogus. Let’s the the law play out. Sick if someone really did do that.

  22. pencilmonkeymagic says: Dec 8, 2016 8:18 AM

    Freedom of speech, 2016.

  23. sewalters79 says: Dec 8, 2016 8:22 AM

    Well the media will make a big deal about this…let’s get to the facts first…it could have been that black guy in NJ recently spray painting KKK and Swastika’s on cars.

  24. rootpain says: Dec 8, 2016 8:22 AM

    It’s always an invasion of privacy when burglarized. But at least you can minimize the impact by accepting that it wasn’t personal. It was just about stuff.
    Leaving personal messages though, raises the bar. That makes it personal. And I hope the entire judicial systems sees it that way also. From the detectives whose overloaded work schedule might normally leave it in the hands of the insurance company to the jury and judge who convict and sentence the punk when he is caught. No leniency is deserved.
    As for Whitlock, I hope he recovers from this. Just cause he’s a tough fullback in the NFL doesn’t mean he’s not affected by this.

  25. Nashers Mullet says: Dec 8, 2016 8:22 AM

    WTF is wrong with people….

  26. ctiggs says: Dec 8, 2016 8:23 AM

    You cant blame Trump, blame these low educated individuals. Also, as a black guy I realize these racist and disgusting acts are coming from all sides. You cant fix everyone, these cowards would have never said a word to him in person.

  27. chazjs says: Dec 8, 2016 8:24 AM

    Absolutely awful. The evil that human beings are still capable of never ceases to amaze me.

  28. denverdave3 says: Dec 8, 2016 8:25 AM

    First off this is not about football and is therefore nearly irrelevant.

    Secondly one has to be wary of those who point fingers. I’ve found the people who preach about tolerance are the least tolerant of all.

    In this case, the vandalism could be just what it appears to be or it could be done by equally hateful people who like to incite others.

  29. exinsidetrader says: Dec 8, 2016 8:29 AM

    90%+ of these incidents turn out to be hoaxes done for personal or political motivations.

    Let’s wait and see.

  30. dcpatfan says: Dec 8, 2016 8:33 AM

    But wait!

    It’s common knowledge on this site that racism exists only in our minds!

  31. vincentvega513 says: Dec 8, 2016 8:40 AM

    This cant be right.

    Racism doesn’t exist anymore.

  32. snakecage says: Dec 8, 2016 8:43 AM

    Dang cellphone keyboards+ autocorrect… I need to down vote my own post for grammar issues.

    My point is this will be the new “normal” it’s sickening and I wish these people would “Go back to 1940’s Nazi Germany” so we could carpet bomb them with impunity. I’m not pro-violence, but in the case of Nazis and other disgraces to humanity, I am.

  33. connfyoozed says: Dec 8, 2016 8:45 AM

    Really lame, and cowardly. It’s bad enough that someone has those ideas in ta s day and age, but to leave them scrawled all over someone’s house… that’s not only criminal and reprehensible, but gutless. Such bravery to leave notes instead of saying it directly.

  34. silvernblacksabbath says: Dec 8, 2016 8:46 AM

    BS!! Who does that??? Don’t believe this crap! The top of the pyramid wants chaos and a race war…

  35. steeelfann0155 says: Dec 8, 2016 8:46 AM

    They just arrested an African American down south that was painting swastikas, racial remarks negative toward African Americans. The truths are getting foggy man.

  36. unbiasednfltruth says: Dec 8, 2016 8:49 AM

    I’m suspicious of this

  37. exhelodrvr says: Dec 8, 2016 8:55 AM

    Most of these “hate crimes” turn out to be hoaxes – where the perpetrators are actually from the group of people the “hate” targets.

  38. outlaw53 says: Dec 8, 2016 8:59 AM

    This is a terrible incident, no matter the circumstances…but it certainly does warrant further investigation. I’ve heard plenty of references to the “KKK” over this election cycle, but I’m yet to actually see anyone with the KKK out in front of these proclamations. In fact, in at least two incidents, the KKK scribblings were done by young African Americans trying to convince folks that an attack was racially motivated, when it was in fact staged. I’d like to see more facts come out before I’m convinced about the source implications.

  39. couchbasher says: Dec 8, 2016 9:00 AM

    What the hell is wrong with people? Please get security
    cameras and get to safety please.

  40. nhpats says: Dec 8, 2016 9:01 AM

    Probably a bunch of punks that would have crapped themselves if Whitlock was home.

  41. alonestartexan says: Dec 8, 2016 9:01 AM

    Well, that’s liberal New Jersey for you..

  42. charliecharger says: Dec 8, 2016 9:01 AM

    Get used to it. The Neo-Nazi’s feel powerful again. They’re on a roll. We’ve legitimized them.

  43. cboys4life2014 says: Dec 8, 2016 9:07 AM

    Didn’t a African American man in Philly just get arrested for being caught spray painting swastikas and kkk symbols on private property? Just saying sometimes this stuff turns out to be somebody trying to create racism where there is none. Which in itself is racist.

  44. seatownballers says: Dec 8, 2016 9:11 AM

    Seriously, why not have a security system? Hidden cameras? Especially after the first break in. Not terribly expensive.
    Then show the news the faces of the cowards across national news with a small reward. The suspects would get arrested, and would be real popular in new Jersey jail

  45. bocadiver1 says: Dec 8, 2016 9:11 AM

    Charlie, liberal New Jersey. Swastikas, KKK, etc. doesn’t sound “liberal” to me. You may well need a course on word definition.

  46. sportsknowledge says: Dec 8, 2016 9:11 AM

    If it wasn’t advertised so much, people wouldn’t emulate it. Power of the media.

  47. weepingjebus says: Dec 8, 2016 9:12 AM

    Most of these tend to be fake. Give it a few days before burning stuff down.

  48. baltimoresnativeson says: Dec 8, 2016 9:16 AM

    So silly.

    Technically everyone can go back somewhere except Native Americans.

  49. 1heatedtoombrayduh says: Dec 8, 2016 9:20 AM

    “90% of these are hoaxes..blah blah blah”
    anybody have actual stats? proof?

    What does he gain for the hoax? i could see if he was some regular joe pining for fame, but dude is already a pro ball player, ON suspension. i really don’t think he wants any more negative heat.

  50. Lemmy Aksyadis says: Dec 8, 2016 9:21 AM

    I guess the pleas to stand down until we know what happened has fallen on the deaf ears of those who seem to want this to be a racist act.

    Those who are so ready to declare this a racist act are worse than any actual racist. It’s like they’re hoping for it to be true to support their agenda. The collateral damage caused by these human paraquats is what’s really killing this country. They won’t abide any form of unity. They want this to degrade into mayhem.

    Despicable doesn’t even scratch the surface.

  51. mogogo1 says: Dec 8, 2016 9:23 AM

    Wish it went into more detail about why they were planning to move BEFORE the first burglary. They had run-ins with people? Bad neighborhood? The article words it like there was a relation to the eventual break-ins, not that they just happened to be thinking of moving somewhere else.

  52. psubeerman21 says: Dec 8, 2016 9:23 AM

    Sounds like it was someone he knew who might have written that garbage to throw off the scent. But if it is a hate crime, no one should be surprised either

  53. JSpicoli says: Dec 8, 2016 9:26 AM

    Too bad in todays world we can’t be sure if this is real or fake

  54. ktimmmtb says: Dec 8, 2016 9:27 AM

    All things these loser cowards would never say to his face.

  55. artvan15 says: Dec 8, 2016 9:28 AM

    It’s obvious that this country cannot coexist with multi races.

  56. jonbeck316 says: Dec 8, 2016 9:35 AM

    What are they going to do when they catch the bad guy? Elect him president probably

  57. jonwill57 says: Dec 8, 2016 9:40 AM

    I really don’t like the insinuation that he did it to himself or someone Black did it. As I recall, a middle school D.A.R.E. officer was arrested for…drug possession; Tawana Brawley made up an incredible story. People lie all the time. Since I don’t know what happen, I won’t assume that I do.

  58. usa98j30t4 says: Dec 8, 2016 9:41 AM

    I will hold my remarks until the people are found…….

  59. briang123 says: Dec 8, 2016 9:41 AM

    Yeah this is totally legit.

  60. jonwill57 says: Dec 8, 2016 9:42 AM

    @bigbluefan1 says:
    Dec 8, 2016 7:58 AM

    Had to be Eagles fans
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Anybody seen Riley Cooper?

  61. tylawspick6 says: Dec 8, 2016 9:51 AM

    Oh those classy NY/NJites!

    lmao

  62. silvernblacksabbath says: Dec 8, 2016 9:52 AM

    charliecharger says:
    Dec 8, 2016 9:01 AM

    Get used to it. The Neo-Nazi’s feel powerful again. They’re on a roll. We’ve legitimized them.
    ———————————
    Neo Nazis on your tv???? Just like the KKK???
    There’s no proof they really exist… Fear baby…

  63. junkmtb says: Dec 8, 2016 9:59 AM

    Doesnt make sense to me either, 2 strikes within weeks of each other? Any other homes targeted in the area of just his and why?? Too many holes in this story.

  64. devindenv says: Dec 8, 2016 10:03 AM

    So, if this turns out to be not so true, would this be the “Fake News” all mediots keep babbling about?

  65. jonwill57 says: Dec 8, 2016 10:10 AM

    If he did it or was involved with doing it, he should become “former Giants player”. After all, PED suspension means no game checks for 10 weeks. Insurance fraud anyone? I said I wasn’t going to speculate…

  66. honalulublue says: Dec 8, 2016 10:10 AM

    Is there any evidence as to the race of the perpetrators? Sure, it can happen… More likely a disenfranchised democrat (of any race) would do this than someone who voted for a law and order candidate.

  67. Fred says: Dec 8, 2016 10:15 AM

    Who implicates themselves in any way in a robbery?

    What are the chances of a robbery happening twice in less than 2 weeks to a low paid player who isn’t getting paid because of a PED suspension?

  68. guitarmaninks says: Dec 8, 2016 10:17 AM

    More fake b/s from the left

  69. priestequalsaura says: Dec 8, 2016 10:39 AM

    No, this kind of thing does not prove to be false to most of the time. Step outside of your own experience and realize that the way you view the world is not the way many other people do exactly because their experience is so different to your own. Being black or being a minority is simply not always the same as being a white person. When you accept that, that’s when you realize how much worse the world is that you may think it is based off of your own experience. These kind of things happen large and small daily and it needs to be recognized and stopped by all of society.

  70. rcali says: Dec 8, 2016 10:47 AM

    Stayed tuned for this one, seems fishy.

  71. bengalsfan2079 says: Dec 8, 2016 10:53 AM

    This is not an issue of politics this is not an issue of race this is just an issue of stupid people. And there are stupid people for all ethnicities that exist.

  72. metitometin says: Dec 8, 2016 11:00 AM

    FOX News has spent decades spewing racist rhetoric 24/7 and getting away with it. So what do you expect when people start to act upon what they see on TV?

  73. kenberthiaume says: Dec 8, 2016 11:08 AM

    Seems a little strange. Breaking into a home and stealing is risky enough, but to stick around and spray paint stuff, etc.? A lot of these cases turn out to be hoaxes, an amazing number of them.

    The perpetrators know it fits perfectly into the narrative that the media has established and is likely to be accepted uncritically.

  74. ohyesgriffyes says: Dec 8, 2016 11:09 AM

    So many of these comments are sad. It’s as if people don’t believe the presence of racism or hate crimes even exists and any accusation of such is an orchestrated attack on all white people. We are only just about 50 years removed from the Civil Rights Movement in the USA, racism is real people.

  75. exhelodrvr says: Dec 8, 2016 11:23 AM

    The majority of the time with these incidents, the perpetrators are actually members of the group that the graffiti targets. Wait and see.

  76. nyfootballgiants says: Dec 8, 2016 11:29 AM

    Where I hope this isn’t the case, there does seem something fishy here.

    The alleged burglars took gaming systems but left several laptops and other electronics untouched. Yet, they stayed to vandalize the apartment?

    Guess we will find out more as time goes on. In either case, its not a good thing….

  77. joetoronto says: Dec 8, 2016 11:43 AM

    traptses says:
    Dec 8, 2016 7:52 AM
    Sad America nowadays
    ***************************************
    It really is, it’s incredible the amount of hate that has developed recently in the USA. It hasn’t been this bad in many decades.

    They want you divided because a divided country is a weak country and America needs to be weak in the “globalization” plan.

    So sad.

  78. nhpats says: Dec 8, 2016 11:59 AM

    Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have made a living off of keeping racism front and center. Maybe one of those guys broke into his house….

  79. five6site says: Dec 8, 2016 12:05 PM

    Going to interesting how this pans out after they find out it’s all bullsh**

    If this guy was really “robbed” than so was Kim K.

  80. stevejjones says: Dec 8, 2016 12:20 PM

    Fishy. As an expert criminologist (I watched Gone Baby) I know criminals leave false clues to try and throw investigators off. I think there’s a good chance that he was robbed by someone who is hoping to have police chase the wrong particular profile.

  81. wdcskins says: Dec 8, 2016 12:29 PM

    Twice suspended, so he sure could use some sympathy in NFL front offices.

    No game checks, so that insurance for those two burglaries…boy, that’s really gonna help out.

    Gosh, that’s a special type of burglar. See, burglars don’t tend to like to linger – you don’t last very long as a burglar doing that. It must’ve been very important to this racist burglar fella to make known his feelings on race, while he was stealing stuff. Take some time out to do some tagging. Makes sense.

  82. silvernblacksabbath says: Dec 8, 2016 12:31 PM

    So they steal a gaming system…. Hmmmm
    I call BS on this story…

  83. tformation says: Dec 8, 2016 12:45 PM

    Someone wrote : “So many of these comments are sad. It’s as if people don’t believe the presence of racism or hate crimes even exists and any accusation of such is an orchestrated attack on all white people.”

    I can’t speak for everyone commenting like this, but I see this as I’ve seen this play out as a hoax in previous cases. Sure hate crimes and racism exist in America. But before I start complaining about how racist America is, let’s just wait a few weeks to get to the truth about this one.

    This one fits the hoax pattern perfectly… liberal city/state… details are fishy… and the guy who is target might be having some money issues thanks to his recent suspension…

  84. uab9253 says: Dec 8, 2016 1:32 PM

    It doesn’t pass the smell test. It’s a hoax or a deliberate attempt to throw off the scent from the real perps. Nobody is dumb enough to do this. Reminds me of when the Manson family wrote things in blood at murder scenes to make it look like the work of Black Panthers and ignite a race war.

    This is an old trick. I call BS.

  85. bodyman1 says: Dec 8, 2016 1:43 PM

    It’s the new reality that has come in with the criminal Trump’s embrace of the alt-Right. The revolt starts on his inauguration day.

  86. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 8, 2016 1:54 PM

    The same people who say this is bogus are assailing Kaepernick for protests. Hilarious, really.

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