The home of New York Giants fullback Nikita Whitlock was broken into Tuesday night by burglars who he said vandalized his home with racist graffiti. Whitlock told reporters on Wednesday morning that a swastika along with the phrases “KKK” and “Go back to Africa” were written on the walls inside of his home.
Jewelry and video games were also stolen during the alleged break-in, the second such incident since late November, at the 25-year-old’s apartment in Moonachie, New Jersey.
Whitlock lives in the apartment with his wife and two young children, who were out for a few hours when the burglary took place. He said that the suspects entered the Bergen County home through a small window and that there’s no need for racism, oppression and hatred in what is about to be the year 2017.
Whitlock is a second-year player out of Wake Forest who is currently serving a 10-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs, even though the fullback and special teams player was already out for the season with a foot injury. He started in five games in 2015, tallying both a sack and four tackles on special teams.