7 UGA football players victims of locker room theft

Athens — Seven football players were victims of thefts at Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall, University of Georgia police confirmed Monday.

Jamel Allen, Kenarious Gates, Abry Jones, Jordan Love, Rhett McGowan, Alexander Ogletree and Shawn Williams all reported that items totaling $1,330 were stolen out of their lockers last Thursday afternoon, according to police reports. No players are expected to have been involved in the thefts.

“We haven’t ruled anything out but have no reason to suspect that,” UGA Police Lt. Eric Dellinger said.

Last Thursday afternoon the normally heavily-secured building — which requires fingerprint identification to access – was unsecured for “faculty appreciation day.” Here is a link to a UGA video report on that event.

All the items stolen were small electronic devices. The most expensive single item to go missing was the Apple iPhone 4 with red and black otter box belonging to Jones. It was valued at $500. One other iPhone and several iPods also were taken.

“It’s not uncommon for thefts to take place in secured buildings during events like this,” Dellinger said. “The lockers they were taken from weren’t locked.”

So far UGA detectives don’t have any suspects.

By Chip Towers

252 comments Add your comment

Adam

April 11th, 2011
7:12 pm

Probably Quincy Carter

Griefer

April 11th, 2011
7:13 pm

I guess there really is no honor amongst thieves.

Harold

April 11th, 2011
7:13 pm

First and only?

BG

April 11th, 2011
7:19 pm

Were any Gator basketball players in Athens that day?? LMAO!

Father Flannigan

April 11th, 2011
7:21 pm

Looks like Richts Boys Home still has some issues.

Beast from the East

April 11th, 2011
7:22 pm

BG,
You beat me to the punch! LOL

heyBG

April 11th, 2011
7:22 pm

No rings were missing so GATORS could not have been in the area!

Devil's Advocate

April 11th, 2011
7:23 pm

Just too easy…

good grief

April 11th, 2011
7:23 pm

not sure who stole it but Cam most likely has it now. Got it on the low low.

good grief

April 11th, 2011
7:25 pm

there is one strong lead…..after the event a prius full of guys wearing checker-board orange was seen fleeing the scene.

Bubbatavious

April 11th, 2011
7:26 pm

WOW. that not quite $200.00 a person…… them ipods could have been hot to begin with.

Beast from the East

April 11th, 2011
7:26 pm

Bruce Pearl stole the phones so when he continued to make illegal contact w/ recruits the calls couldn’t be traced back to him!

NJ Dawg

April 11th, 2011
7:26 pm

How sad is it that I’m just glad the players were on the receiving end, rather than the ones committing the crime?

Worm

April 11th, 2011
7:30 pm

Where was Al Ford?

Columbo

April 11th, 2011
7:30 pm

No suspects? Sounds like a Jim Tressel coverup in the works.

J

April 11th, 2011
7:31 pm

How sad, the thugs at thUGA stole their own folks sheet! So tragic… Nothing but smooth criminals in Athens.

JDawg

April 11th, 2011
7:32 pm

Is this an NCAA violation?

DAWG ONE

April 11th, 2011
7:32 pm

Some sick minds on here. Always is. Why not get a job and if not, volunteer. Your life will take on meaning then!

poopdawg

April 11th, 2011
7:34 pm

Any chance Stephen Garcia was there for FACULTY appreciation day? Were their any cars keyed?

Boca Baby

April 11th, 2011
7:35 pm

I used to have access to Butts Mehre. All one needs to do is act like he belongs there knows where he is going. The biggest problem is placing to much stock in the goodness of man, Facility Appreciation Day notwithstanding.

Boca Baby

April 11th, 2011
7:37 pm

poopdawg: You would only know if Garcia was involved if there were a couple of keyed cars in the parking lot.

Tom

April 11th, 2011
7:39 pm

The items have been located in a place the Bulldogs would never find them……

….the endzone at the Liberty Bowl.

Harvey Updyke

April 11th, 2011
7:42 pm

Okay I admit I was around the Butts smear Thursday. I passed through security looking like the typical UGA urchin.

John in Athens

April 11th, 2011
7:53 pm

“Probably Quincy Carter”

ahahahahaha +1

Paul N Destin

April 11th, 2011
7:55 pm

Dawg tired

April 11th, 2011
7:56 pm

Can’t believe we haven’t blamed Nick Fairley yet we blamed him for everything else

ugab

April 11th, 2011
7:57 pm

I can not stand a thief.

Jimmy John

April 11th, 2011
8:04 pm

The same thing happened last year, except someone stole UGA’s defense.

LU

April 11th, 2011
8:06 pm

you mean to tell me no GA player robbed anyone ….they were on the receiving end?? about time lol

private plan watching

April 11th, 2011
8:08 pm

I think the dream team did it…

RS

April 11th, 2011
8:08 pm

it was those guys from ala.

01HAWK

April 11th, 2011
8:08 pm

The Butler did it

david

April 11th, 2011
8:10 pm

UGASlobberknocker

April 11th, 2011
8:19 pm

Too bad the thieves didnt try to escape on a motor scooter..the Athens po po would have surely pulled them over then.

dboy jones

April 11th, 2011
8:19 pm

Lol@probably quincy carter

UGASlobberknocker

April 11th, 2011
8:20 pm

Quincy Carter? did someone lose some weed?

hotdawg

April 11th, 2011
8:24 pm

Ryan,
Your comment is on the money. The AJC staff is always ready to make a mountain out of the least implication of some wrongdoing or negative prospect at UGA; however, they seldom focus on the THUGS at UT, Auburn, or Georgia Tech. And what about Alabama? Could it be that the Tuscaloosa Police are always lookiing the other way rather than shadowing someone in hopes they can arrest them for some scooter operating misdemeanor as the Athens Police seem to do.

chs

April 11th, 2011
8:26 pm

AU boosters did it. They need the money to pay the players.

Chip Towers

April 11th, 2011
8:39 pm

Racist comments won’t be tolerated. C-ya later elder.

Chip Towers

April 11th, 2011
8:41 pm

Cursing at others, even when you substitute symbols for letters, won’t he tolerated. C-ya later dmhudgins.

Chip Towers

April 11th, 2011
8:43 pm

hotdawg, others: Don’t be calling people “thugs.” It’s overtly racist and offensive to many. OK? That’s a friendly warning.

Chip Towers

April 11th, 2011
8:44 pm

Jimmy John: Now that’s funny!

J

April 11th, 2011
8:48 pm

hot dog, criminals are what they are, criminals… And Athens ala UGA is full of dem, especialy the american football team.

Who cares (the original)

April 11th, 2011
8:48 pm

One of the many crimes that happen in Athens and on the UGA campus. I won’t take a shot, but for those who want to continue to make statments about crime near North Ave this is another incident that shows crime is all over.

Also, do they not have cameras or security in the building? After all the football program is the high profile of the university.

Go Jackets!

It Ain't Rocket Science

April 11th, 2011
8:49 pm

Well, at least we know this didn’t involve any Auburn football players. No guns were used in the heist.

Chip Towers

April 11th, 2011
8:49 pm

Who cares (the original): I’ll check on the security cameras but it is in a locker room. I think there might be laws against that.

SOGADOG

April 11th, 2011
8:52 pm

Thank you Mr Towers for cleaning up some of the trash on this blog. It seems there are more crazy folks on these blogs during the off season when true college football fans are not as tuned in. Keep up the good work and thanks for my daily fix of UGA sports.

GASHawty

April 11th, 2011
8:52 pm

Caleb King’s brother strikes again, perhaps???

Chip Towers

April 11th, 2011
8:54 pm

FatherFlannigan: Clearly you didn’t read the story.

Sanford on Saturday

April 11th, 2011
9:08 pm

It was nick farley