Burglars stole more than $100,000 worth of jewelry from the Atlanta-area home of an NFL running back.
Baltimore Ravens running back Mike Davis is not a happy man after his home was burglarized on Wednesday, per Cobb County police records obtained by ESPN. The burglars also took something with some serious sentimental value: a pair of custom cleats for “My Cause, My Cleats” honoring his late father, Michael Oliver, who passed away from cancer in 2019.
“The devil works hard but I ain’t gone let it ruin me. Some youngins broke into my crib and stole my jewelry. But the most important thing they stole was my cleats with my dad name and cancer cause on it. Now that hurts,” he wrote.
Police reports state Davis was at dinner on Wednesday when his security team alerted him of two males wearing grey hoodies, masks and armed with handguns approaching his back patio.
The thieves stole two diamond chains worth $25,000 apiece: one with a “No. 28” pendant and another with an “MD” pendant. Two Cartier bracelets, four tennis chains, and a Gucci handbag were also among the stolen items.
The Falcons released Davis on May 2 after he rushed for 503 yards and three touchdowns last season. He also caught 44 passes for 259 yards (5.9 YPC) and one touchdown.
On Tuesday, the Ravens signed him to a one-year deal.
Originally a fourth-round pick of the 49ers in 2015, Davis has spent time with five different teams over the course of his career.