The son of former NFL defensive line protector Vince Wilfork was arrested last month and charged with stealing more than $ 300,000 worth of jewelry, including two New England Patriots The Super Bowl Championship is ringing, according to a police complaint released Wednesday by the Galveston County, Texas District Attorney’s Office.
Police say Wilfork’s son D’Aundre Holmes-Wilfork, 23, sold the rings and other jewelry after stealing them.
Wilfork, who played for the Patriots from 2004 to 2014 before ending his career at Houston Texans from 2015 to 2016, he contacted police on May 10. He said his two Super Bowl rings were missing, along with two AFC championship rings and 2001. Miami Hurricanes the state champion’s ring, among other things, including necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
Holmes-Wilfork was arrested on May 22.
According to a police complaint, Wilfork told authorities he did not immediately report the disappearance or theft of the jewelry because he was unsure if it was packed into a warehouse. On May 10, he said he received an email from a Patriots fan who informed him for life about a post in a souvenir group saying his Super Bowl rings were being sold, which led to a police report being filed.
Police made contact with the person who placed the rings on the memorial group. The individual told police he bought them from Wilfork’s son for $ 62,000 in 2020. The rings have since been handed over to police, the complaint said.
Police also revealed that eight more pieces of Wilfork jewelry were sold in March 2020 for $ 4,600.
Wilfork, 39, is considered one of the greatest defensive players in Patriots history. He was the team’s first choice for the draft in 2004, and was also recognized for his off-field philanthropy in 2010 when he was awarded the prestigious Social Work Award. Wilfork, who lost his father to diabetes, raised hundreds and thousands of dollars for the causes associated with diabetes, and also strongly supported charities that promote education and health for children.