So Roquan Smith had a number of valuables stolen out of his car in Athens last Friday. In the eyes of one Chicago sports columnist, Smith is an embarrassment.
Steve Rosenbloom of the Chicago Tribune wrote a column about the new Bears draft pick in which e more or less insinuated that Smith is an embarrassment to the Chicago Bears.
“Is this the earliest the Bears have been embarrassed over their choice in the first round,” Rosenbloom wondered in his column.
He also seemed to spread doubt about how Smith got the vehicle from which his things were stolen and hammered home the importance of the almighty playbook by comparing it to the Bible.
The playbook was on an iPad that the Bears had given Smith. In addition to the playbook, Smith had his helmet and numerous jerseys stolen.
It’s worth mentioning that Smith didn’t commit a crime or simply leave the playbook lying around where just anyone could grab it. Smith made mention that while he usually locks his car doors, there’s a possibility that he had left them unlocked. But someone still had to go through the process of breaking into Smith’s car to take it. Oh, and the Bears wiped the iPad of all its information.
Smith took to Twitter on Wednesday to thank the Athens-Clarke County Police Department and the Georgia fans for helping him get his stuff back so quickly.
— Quan (@RoquanSmith1) May 9, 2018
Smith never got into any sort of trouble at Georgia, but Rosenbloom makes no mention of the type of person Smith is on or off the field.
This probably is just a case of a writer needing something to write about and taking a bunch of unnecessary shots at the new big name to play for the Bears. In this case, though, Rosenbloom seems to be wrong about Smith.
The Chicago Bears took Smith with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and in doing so made him the first SEC player off the board.