Retired NFL player Vince Wilfork’s son admitted to stealing his father’s Super Bowl rings and other valuables. Last year, D’Aundre Holmes-Wilfork was jailed for stealing the Super Bowl rings in Galveston, Texas. He also reportedly stole his father’s AFC Championship rings and Miami Hurricanes collegiate football championship ring. Additionally, he took personal items, such as necklaces and earrings. According to the New York Post, the 24-year-old was sentenced to community service and five years of probation after pleading guilty to theft of items valued at more than $300,000.
While the senior Wilfork first assumed he had misplaced the valuables, investigators determined that his son sold the rings for $62,000. Wilfork has subsequently gotten the rings back but his son reportedly pawned other goods for a total of $4,600. However, the younger Wilfork’s lawyer, Mark Aronowitz claims he has since reconciled with his parents.
Aronowitz stated, “The outcome that emerged from the case was a result of much self reflection and healing on the defendant’s part and the willingness of his parents to forgive him and show him unconditional love with the sincere hope that he can be rehabilitated and go on to live a happy and productive life.”
In 2016, Holmes-Wilfork was dismissed from the University of Houston football team after being arrested for possession of drugs. Wilfork’s father, 40, spent his first 11 seasons in the NFL with the New England Patriots and won the Super Bowl in 2005 and 2015. He spent his last two years with the Houston Texans.