Injured Panthers safety Charles Godfrey has had plenty of time on his hands, but his wallet’s now $125,000 lighter.
According to Cleve Wootson of the Charlotte Observer, police are looking for $125,000 worth of watches stolen from Godfrey’s uptown Charlotte home.
According to the police report, the luxury watches (one valued at $50,000, the other at $75,000) were scheduled to be delivered by FedEx, the company showed they were delivered, but Godfrey never saw them.
Godfrey missed most of the year with a torn Achilles suffered in Week Two. The Panthers used a crop of spare parts including Mike Mitchell and Quintin Mikell and undrafted rookie Robert Lester, and finished with one of the league’s top defenses.
That could mean Godfrey’s looking for more than his jewelry this offseason. He signed a five-year, $27.5 million contract extension in the 2011 post-lockout land rush of deals under former General Manager Marty Hurney. But the Panthers are “cap-challenged” now — the words of new G.M. Dave Gettleman — meaning all old deals are under scrutiny.
UPDATE 7:18 p.m. ET: Godfrey’s agent, Doug Hendrickson, tells PFT that the police report is false, and that Godfrey has had nothing stolen.