Rainey's championship ring stolen in burglary

Chris Rainey, pictured left, and Moses Jenkins, were victims of a home burglary early Sunday morning in Gainesville. Among items missing include Rainey's 2008 BCS National Championship ring.

Published: Monday, June 20, 2011 at 8:04 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, June 20, 2011 at 8:04 a.m.

Two Gator football players became crime victims Sunday morning when their home was burglarized, and one of the players had his BCS National Championship ring stolen.

The house where University of Florida players Chris Rainey and Moses Jenkins live was broken into Sunday morning, according to the Gainesville Police Department.

The items reported stolen include Rainey’s 2008 National Championship ring, 10 pairs of Jenkins’ shoes, a Gucci duffel bag, a television and a Sony PlayStation.

Lt. David Rowe said Rainey, a running back, and Moses, a fifth-year player, left their home in the 3300 block of Southwest 42nd Street at around 6 a.m. Sunday.

The break-in was reported by a girlfriend, who found the back door of the home kicked in at about 11 a.m., Rowe said.

The home had been ransacked, investigators reported. Rowe said the players’ personal possessions — especially the championship ring — might have been targeted by the burglar.

Anyone with information about Sunday’s burglary may contact police at 955-1818. Those with information who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 372-STOP/7867.

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

▲ Return to Top