Giants FB Nikita Whitlock says burglars vandalized his home with racist messages
New York Giants fullback Nikita Whitlock said burglars broke into his New Jersey apartment and wrote racist messages.
Whitlock told WCBS-TV in New York that a video game system and jewelry were taken, and other electronics were left behind but also said he arrived from a night out with his wife and children to find a swastika, the letters "KKK" and the phrase "Go back to Africa" written in his home.
"It just re-establishes that no matter where you are, no matter who you are, this can happen to you," said Whitlock. "It's about to be 2017. Oppression, violence, racism, hatred, violence, there's no need for that."
"It's very disgusting, actually; it's very disheartening," Whitlock's wife, Ashley, said. "You hear about things that do happen, but you never think, 'Oh, this is going to happen to me.'"
Authorities said it's the second time the Whitlock's home was broken into, with the first break-in happening over Thanksgiving holiday. That investigation remains open.
Whitlock is in his second season with the team and is currently suspended 10 games without pay for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
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