Look, unless you’re playing some version of Grand Theft Auto, there’s never a good reason to steal anyone’s car at any time. It’s a crime. It’s wrong. We would never condone the action in any way, no matter the circumstances. That said, there was an extra level of stupid involved for the person(s) involved in stealing the vehicle of K.C. Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay Jr.
As a 235 lb. linebacker known for his incredible athleticism, Gay is one of the more physically imposing players on the team’s entire defense, the sort of guy who could run any of us down only to then loom over most of us when he catches up. That’s not the sort of person who should be profiled for a crime like this.
We’re going to assume that whoever stole Gay’s car was simply wowed by the obviously beautiful ride showcased in the picture above without any realization as to who it belonged to. Or maybe that was part of the thrill of knowing they were driving around in Willie Gay’s car—cashing in their chips for a wild adventure Thelma & Louise style. (Although hopefully without that ending!)
Willie Gay Jr.’s car has been stolen.
As for Gay, we just want to offer up our condolences for his frustration and loss. Any sort of crime like that feels like a personal violation, and it’s not as if the Chiefs linebacker wasn’t already going through enough trying to get healthy on the field. Gay is currently out for at least three full games on injured reserve after suffering a toe injury in the final preseason tilt against the Minnesota Vikings.
Here’s hoping Gay’s car is rightfully returned to him in the same condition it was stolen. And maybe, just maybe, the idiots responsible won’t have to feel the sort of punishment doled out on the field by such a talented player.