MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) Police are investigating racist graffiti scrawled on the walls of a New Jersey home belonging to a New York Giants player.
Police on Thursday were investigating the break-in at Nikita Whitlock's home as a hate crime, Moonachie police Sgt. Richard Behrens told The Record.
Whitlock, who's black, showed reporters the graffiti - "KKK," a swastika and other racial slurs - that was on multiple walls scattered throughout his family's home. The name "Trump" was also written on the wall in marker.
Whitlock is a fullback on the injured reserve list with a foot injury. He was suspended for 10 games without pay in September for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.
"They broke in, they vandalized, they shared their opinion - they could have shared it on Facebook, but they decided to share it in this fashion," he told The Record. "I think the one thing that does disturb me more is the fact that people are using (President-elect Donald) Trump's name. To me, it's like, OK, you believe Trump believes certain things. But he wasn't here. This was a personal decision, not a Trump decision. So next time, write your name on the wall."
Police believe Whitlock's home was broken into Tuesday night. The side door window was cracked, and the metal wiring was mangled. >> Read more
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