Police: Alabama Playbook Stolen from Atlanta Hotel Prior to Championship Game
Police say a copy of Alabama’s playbook was stolen from an Atlanta hotel just two days before the College Football Playoff Championship game against Georgia.
The playbook belonged to Alabama defensive line coach Karl Dunbar. It was in his backpack, along with his wallet, iPad, passport, sunglasses, reading glasses, and $1,320 in cash, because apparently he just doesn’t trust the hotel safe.
Unfortunately for Dunbar, he left the backpack in one of the hotel meeting rooms after a coaches meeting last weekend. When he went back to get it, it was gone.
Authorities think they have video footage of the man who stole the backpack, but it’s not much to go on.
Take a look:
It’s hard to identify this person – but police say he stole an Alabama coach’s defensive playbook just 2 days before the national championship game. Watch my live report on Ch2 at 5pm pic.twitter.com/GDjgTAZwLf
— Tyisha Fernandes (@TyishaWSB) January 11, 2018
Alabama did a good job staying quiet about the stolen playbook prior to the game. In fact, as of Thursday the team still hasn’t commented on the matter. But it’s a pretty safe bet Nick Saban lit into Karl Dunbar when the playbook went missing.
Of course, if it does turn out that a Georgia Bulldogs fan stole the backpack in an effort to help his team, the stunt certainly didn’t work. As you probably know, Alabama came back from 13-0 down at the half to beat Georgia 26-23 in overtime.
Hat Tip – [CBS Sports]