Patriots player robbed during AFC Championship game

Published On January 22, 2013 | By Kimberly Petalas

Patriots' Derrick Martin had his house robbed while at the AFC Championship game on Jan. 20. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

While Patriots’ safety Derrick Martin was busy on the sidelines watching his team try to defeat the Baltimore Ravens, two masked men broke into and robbed his home in Aurora, Colorado.

The two robbers forced their way into Martin’s home at about 8pm on Sunday night. They stole numerous valuable items from the football player. One adult and several children were in the home at the time of the robbery, but the victims were not able to provide a solid description of the men or their vehicle.

“We don’t know if he was specifically targeted or not,” Aurora police spokesman Frank Fania said. “There was nothing said during the robbery that would indicate that.”

“No shots were fired; no threats were made. Thankfully, no one was hurt.”

Not only was Martin’s house robbed, he also had his Super Bowl streak robbed from him. In 2010 he played with the Green Bay Packers, who won the Super Bowl that year. In 2011, he played with the New York Giants, who also won the Super Bowl that year. Clearly signing on with the New England Patriots did not help to continue his Super Bowl winning streak.

While it is uncertain as to whether or not he was targeted, it seems like the timing of the robbery of the ex-Raven and now Patriot player’s home was more than just a coincidence.

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Kimberly graduated from Hofstra University in December 2012. She has been a sports fan her whole life and grew up around sports, whether it was playing or watching them. She started her writing career interning for her local newspaper, The Gardner News, where she currently works as a reporter. In college, Kimberly wrote for Long Island Report, as well as Her Campus Hofstra.