When Jacksonville running back Richard Murphy awoke Sunday morning, the last thing he expected was his truck to be missing. Murphy walked out of his apartment to the parking lot and found nothing but broken glass in the place where his vehicle had been parked. He told USA Today that when he reached the parking spot where his truck had been, his heart dropped.
After Murphy saw that his truck had been stolen, he immediately contacted the Jaguars who then notified the police. In just a short period of time, the officers were able to locate the vehicle, but unfortunately his valuable possessions inside the truck were nowhere to be found.
Stolen from the truck were four championship rings issued to him during his playing days for LSU. His 2007 national title championship ring, 2007 Southeastern Conference championship ring, 2006 Sugar Bowl ring and a fourth ring issued by the school were taken in the theft. Fortunately, the 30-inch rims and $15,000 tires, also stolen, are replaceable.
Murphy is not going to let this setback grab a hold of him. He is determined to land a roster spot after being on the injured reserve list all of last season. He is looking forward to an opportunity to have a big night in the Jaguars preseason game Friday against the Saints in his home state of Louisiana.
Murphy told USA Today, “There’s nothing like going back home and having your friends and family there. They give you more motivation to play hard and fast.”