As if watching his team lose in the AFC championship game wasn't bad enough, New England Patriots defensive back Derrick Martin had to deal with another calamitous occurrence Sunday.
The Denver Post reported Monday that two men broke into Martin's home in Aurora, Colo., on Sunday and stole several items of importance. At least one adult and several children were home during the robbery.
It is unclear whether the robbery was intentional. But Aurora Police Department spokesman Frank Fania told the Post that random robberies are rare.
"We don't know if he was specifically targeted or not," Fania said. "There was nothing said during the robbery that would indicate that."
Martin is a journeyman safety who has played on four NFL teams in six years in the league. After a stellar career at Wyoming, he was picked in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL draft by the Baltimore Ravens. He was traded to the Green Bay Packers in 2008, where he stayed for two years before being released. He spent last season with the New York Giants and signed with the Patriots in October.