LONE TREE, Colo. (CBS4) – The mother of a Denver Broncos player says she’s worried about her son’s safety after police in Lone Tree say they are investigating at least one burglary at the home of D.J. Williams.
Against the Miami Dolphins, Williams, a linebacker for the Broncos, stole a play that sealed a Broncos win. What he didn’t know was that around the same time he was being robbed. “D.J. comes home from that game and tells me, ‘Mom, someone’s been in my house again,” said Sherri Gonzales, Williams’ mother.
Gonzales said her son was then burglarized again when Williams was asleep at home.
“They stood there and knocked and knocked until he woke up. And then the perpetrator opened the door. D.J. didn’t panic because he recognized the voice,” Gonzales said.
Gonzales said Williams was so traumatized by the break-in that he missed a day of work at Dove Valley. She estimates more than $50,000 worth of goods have been stolen, although not all at the same time. Police are now investigating the incident from earlier this month. They have a suspect and are working on a warrant.
“Oh my God. I’ve been terrified since,” Gonzales said. Gonzales said she and her son worry things could get dangerous. In 2007 Williams’ college teammate Sean Taylor was killed by a burglar in his Miami home.
Now because the circumstances are so similar, his death hits even closer to home.
“It just makes me scared. Sometimes I wish he wasn’t in the NFL because of that. It just doesn’t feel safe anymore,” Gonzales said.
Lone Tree police wouldn’t release the name of their suspect.
Williams’ family believes it’s someone who was at one time part of Williams’ inner circle, someone with a long rap sheet, including arrests for burglary and assault.