At 5am on Saturday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber‘s SUV was broken into in Buckhead, GA according to local police. It is being reported by Channel 2’s Michael Seiden that Baber’s Bucs playbook tablet, passport, and other valuables were reportedly stolen during the theft near Post Alexander.
Source just told me that they’re searching for a group of thieves accused of stealing @NFL player’s playbook and passport! Source says surveillance video shows five men breaking into @Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber’s SUV around 5am outside #Buckhead high rise.
— Michael Seiden (@SeidenWSBTV) February 24, 2019
Currently the police believe it may have been a group of thieves that reportedly broke into his SUV. Possibly 5 men after reviewing surveillance videos.
Peyton Barber is a native of Alpharetta, a suburb of Atlanta, and played football at Milton High School.
UPDATE @ 12:11 a.m. ET 2/23/19: Per a source from NBC Sports PFT thankfully it is now being reported that Barber’s playbook had plays from the Koetter offense, and that any leftover confidential information was wiped clean once it was reported to team officials. The updated report goes on to say,
“Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the tablet didn’t contain any current Buccaneers playbook when stolen. The old playbook had been removed, and the new playbook had yet to be loaded onto it. Also, the team was immediately notified about the theft, so that any lingering information could have been wiped clean.”
Stay tuned to BucsReport.com as this story develops.