Atlanta police say a playbook belonging to Alabama defensive line coach Karl Dunbar was stolen just two days before the Crimson Tide played Georgia in the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T.
According to an incident report obtained by ESPN, the theft occurred at the Marriott Marquis. An unidentified suspect wearing jeans, a T-shirt and a baseball cap was caught on video.
Dunbar told a police officer he left his backpack containing the playbook in a defensive line meeting room at 12:45 p.m. ET and when he returned both the backpack and two of his cellphones were gone. Dunbar reported that his game day notebook, wallet, iPad, passport, sunglasses, reading glasses and $1,320 were inside his bag.
Security was able to find some of Dunbar’s items, police said, in a restroom on the third floor of the hotel.
Alabama beat Georgia, 26-23, in overtime late Monday night to win its fifth national championship under coach Nick Saban.