Wisconsin Burglars Lack Badger Patriotism

↵

↵It turns out there is at least one person in Wisconsin who likes money more than Ron Dayne, the quintessential Wisconsin Godzillaback who won a Heisman trophy that's aging more poorly than any in recent vintage. The guy in question stole almost $150,000 in jewelry from two different homes of Dayne's. Here is an accounting of the world's worst open house: ↵

↵
↵⇥

↵⇥My (Rose Bowl) rings, and my Heisman ring, a couple watches, some bracelets, just things that were a lot of custom stuff," said Dayne, of the stolen items. ↵⇥

↵⇥

↵⇥Police said more than $100,000 in jewelry was stolen from his Waunakee home in early April, shortly after the home went up for sale. ↵⇥

↵
↵

↵That's a crappy thing to have happen. This is crappier: ↵

↵
↵⇥

↵⇥Last weekend, a home on Madison's East Side that Dayne shares with a roommate was burglarized. A bracelet was among the $40,000 in items stolen in the second burglary in two months. ↵⇥

↵
↵

↵Two robberies, two months, and now Dayne has already burned through his NFL money so extensively that he has a roommate. If the laws of sitcoms hold here, the roommate is no doubt an effete foreigner who eats only vegetables and has never heard of football.  Unfortunately, they do not: the man in question has the last name "Slaughter" and owns a motorsports company. ↵

↵

↵If and when Dayne declares bankruptcyas 78% of former NFL players do at least he'll be able to say it wasn't his fault. Sort of. If I had $100,000 dollars in easily-removable stuff laying around a house I was trying to sell I would remove the stuff myselfas mentioned, this would not be difficultand put in a safe place, like maybe a safe. ↵

↵

↵But really, let's focus on the Wisconsin natives who don't remember the 1999 and 2000 Rose Bowls. Back to back Rose Bowl MVPs! Leave the man alone! ↵

↵

↵*(While Dayne did plow over the meek and timid in 1999, Michigan and 3-8 Cincinnati shut him down. Meanwhile, Michael Vick existed.) ↵ ↵

↵

This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.