​Mike Vrabel Rings Stolen: Thieves Take Super Bowl Rings From Texas Home

Author: John LesterBy:
Staff Reporter
Jan. 19, 2015

Mike Vrabel’s stolen rings have yet to be recovered after a break-in at his home in Texas. The former Patriots linebacker said his Super Bowl rings were taken after someone smashed in his back door. Vrabel’s wife said the robbery occurred while they were out watching their son’s basketball game, according to ESPN.

“Thanks to the thugs who busted out our back glass door while we were at our sons bball game this am”

Bellaire police said the break in occured at around 11 a.m. Saturday, and no arrests have been made in the case. There are no suspects in the case. The Pro Bowler posted that the thieves smashed in the back door when they took the memorabilia.

“To all the Houston area pawn shops: 3 super bowl rings are headed your way.”

Given the fact that Mike Vrabel’s stolen rings are prized possessions from the Super Bowl — and personalized — when they hit the market there’s usually a story behind them.

Vrabel, who is now the Houston Texans linebackers coach, played eight seasons with the Patriots from 2001-08. He recorded 48 sacks and 11 interceptions in 125 games and was a key member of the Patriots dynasty that won three Super Bowl titles over a four year span. He also tallied 12 touchdowns on offense, including one each in the Patriots’ Super Bowl victories over the Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles, according to the New York Daily News.

After retiring from the Kansas City Chiefs in 2010, the Ohio native was named an assistant coach at Ohio State. This past year, Vrabel accepted the job with the Texans shortly after Bill O’Brien was named head coach. Mike Vrabel’s stolen rings was one of his favorite prized possessions from the Super Bowl.

Vrabel is married to his wife Jen, and they have two sons, Tyler and Carter. He founded the “Mike’s Second and Seven Foundation” with Ohio State teammates Ryan Miller and Luke Fickell to promote literacy in the Ohio area. He and his wife have also donated to several charities.

In March 2011, Vrabel was arrested and charged with a Class D felony for theft at an Indiana casino. According to reports from Kansas City television station KMBC and ProFootballTalk.com, the incident involved eight bottles of beer at a deli. Vrabel was released after posting $600 bond.

Hopefully the Mike Vrabel stolen rings that were stolen are located, and the burglars apprehended. Which is the case with all stolen property and all burglars, but a ring is certainly harder to conceal than a set of golf clubs or power tools, Bleacher Report notes. Thankfully, the coach and his family are physically okay after the break-in.

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