The father of Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap had more than $30,000 worth of Dunlap's memorabilia stolen from his home in North Charleston, S.C., reports local television station WCIV.
Carlos Dunlap Sr. said among the items stolen were two jersey-type items that have black diamond necklaces and Dunlap's 2008 national championship ring from his time at Florida, which he gave to his father as a gift after the Gators defeated Oklahoma in the BCS National Championship Game.
“He said, 'If it hadn't been for you, I wouldn't have got this ring. So, the first ring goes to you,'” said Dunlap Sr.
Dunlap Sr. believes the thieves got away with about $30,000 worth of jewelry and electronics. He says they also took several autographed Bengals jerseys and signed photos.
Dunlap Sr. said he has no idea who pulled the robbery, especially because his work as a bail bondsman means he comes in contact with suspected criminals on a regular basis.
Dunlap is entering his fifth season with the Bengals after they drafted him out of Florida in 2010. Last season, he had 58 total tackles and 7.5 sacks.
- Ben Estes