Griffin QB’s home burglarized during state title game

The home of Griffin quarterback Jaquez Parks was burglarized on Saturday while Parks was leading his school to its first state championship in 35 years, according to WSB-TV.

Griffin defeated Carrollton 56-35 for the Class AAAA title  in the Georgia Dome. Parks set a state-finals record with 544 yards from scrimmage – 338 passing and 216 rushing.

But when his family returned to their Griffin home, they found it ransacked, the TV station reported. Police said burglars used an ax to break in.

“I think I was targeted because they knew that my whole family supports me. They knew whole family was going to be there,” Parks told WSB.

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That Dude Says...

December 15th, 2013
9:03 pm

I hate this happened and hate hearing this. I hope the Griffin PD catch the low life scumbags that did this. I don’t know Jaquez Parks or his family from a man on the moon but this has me boiling mad.


December 15th, 2013
10:07 pm

This is about the worst thing I have heard in a long time. There is a special place in Hell for this kind of scum who would commit this act.


December 15th, 2013
10:57 pm

Read on another site there were some other homes broken into also. Wonder if maybe most of the Griffin PD were in front of TV sets watching the game?


December 15th, 2013
11:36 pm

Patrick: U know it,(but given the importance of seeing them thar Bears, U just wouldn’t expect that to happen) they have a place for these no goods just off Hwy 41 as U R heading South out of the the curly barb wire…. .the sad part of it all, is they probably know them…they will be caught……


December 16th, 2013
1:59 am

This is the kind of thing that the neighborhood should be pissed about. Someone will get caught. No way they get away with it. Special efforts will go into finding these low life’s.


December 16th, 2013
4:20 am

sad man.. smh

Road Scholar

December 16th, 2013
7:14 am

Did they have insurance?

Titletown USA

December 16th, 2013
1:02 pm

I hope the community will rally behind this family and help replace some of the items and/or repair the damage. We have sporadic instances of this type behavior during the Winnersville Classic.

Big Fan

December 16th, 2013
5:18 pm

I will pay to come to public flogging of convicted low life.

True Fan

December 16th, 2013
5:28 pm

God know who they are. Parks Family keep your heads up.


December 16th, 2013
10:34 pm

Whoever is responsible for this should have to spend 5 minutes locked in a small room with Telly Sloan. “The Cooler” would get sweet revenge for his qb.