Police: NFL Player's Playbook Is Stolen

But the Tampa Bay Buccaneers say that didn't happen
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2019 2:10 PM CST

(Newser) – An NFL running back got a little surprise Saturday when he opened his SUV and saw his team-issued tablet was gone, WSB-TV reports. Petyon Barber of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had left his vehicle parked outside a friend's place in Atlanta overnight. Police say playbook information was on the tablet, but the Buccaneers, who bricked the tablet remotely, say it was just videos. An insider tells NBC News that the tablet's old playbook had already been removed and a new one hadn't been loaded yet. Barber's passport was also taken in the theft, one of several perpetrated by a group of five men in the area, all caught on surveillance footage. Police are investigating. (A former NFL player was recently killed in a school parking lot.)

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