Jewelry and Collectibles Taken From Redskins Coach's Home

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Several collectibles and pieces of jewelry, including a pendant that looks like the top of a Super Bowl ring, were stolen from the Ashburn home of Washington Redskins running backs coach Earnest Byner this month, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said yesterday.

During the first week of July, a juvenile male was watching Byner's house, authorities said. They did not say whether he was home when, that same week, another juvenile male and an adult male entered the house and stole the property.

Byner, a running back for the Redskins, Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens from 1984 to 1997, also reported that a Rolex watch, a pair of diamond earrings, a gold ring with a cross, a tennis bracelet and several collectible figurines were stolen.

Byner, 44, might be best remembered in the Washington area for catching a touchdown pass in the Redskins' 1992 Super Bowl victory over the Buffalo Bills.

The Loudoun sheriff's office asked anyone with information about the incident to call 703-777-0475.

Information also can be reported anonymously to Loudoun County Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919.

-- Bill Brubaker

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