Nikita Whitlock’s New Jersey home was burglarized and defaced with hateful graffiti on Tuesday night, the suspended New York Giants fullback said.
The first thing [Whitlock] saw when he walked into his Moonachie home was a graffiti swastika on the wall which he’s covered up to protect his 6-year-old son.
He went on to discover the letters “KKK” scrawled in his basement apartment, in addition to the words, “Go back to Africa.”
“It just re-establishes that no matter where you are, no matter who you are, this can happen to you,” he said.
Jewelry and video game consoles were taken during the heist, Whitlock said. Police were still investigating a previous break-in at his home that took place over Thanksgiving.
Whitlock, a second-year player from Wake Forest, was suspended 10 games in September for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy and is on injured reserve with a foot injury.
He believes the hateful graffiti was not an afterthought.
Nikita thinks this isn’t something somebody could do in ten minutes, that whoever did this took their time.
“It’s about to be 2017,” says Nikita. “Oppression, violence, racism, hatred, violence, there’s no need for that.”