The son of ex-Patriots player Vince Wilfork pleaded guilty to stealing several of his father’s rings from various football championships including the Super Bowl, AFC championships, and a University of Miami college championship ring. D’Aundre Holmes-Wilfork stole the rings, which numbered five in total, and sold the Super Bowl rings for a total of $62,000 according to police. He also got $4,600 for eight other jewelry pieces.

It wasn’t just his football rings either. Holmes-Wilfork also allegedly lifted a $10,000 white gold necklace, three pairs of diamond earrings and three white gold bracelets from his father too. Despite nearly $70,000 seeming like a pretty good payday for our thief, the reported combined value of the jewelry was $400,000.

Wilfork, a former nose tackle who won two Super Bowls with the Patriots in 2004 and 2014 was notified by a fan that the rings were available on a sports memorabilia site. Holmes-Wilfork was arrested in May 2021 and took a plea deal for felony theft of property over $300,000 on April 20, 2022.

A Galveston County judge sentenced Holmes-Wilfork to five years’ probation and community service. He had previously been a player for the University of Houston’s football team the Cougars, but he was let go from the team after being charged with drug possession in 2016.

Holmes-Wilfork’s lawyer also provided this statement: “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.”

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