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Casey 'Big Snack' Hampton's Home Burglarized!

I gotta say - whoever has the chutzpah to break into Casey Hampton's home and rob him is one brave soul. Sure, there's a pot of gold awaiting you if you get away with it, but leaving aside that whole legal system thing, you have to also make sure that Hampton himself doesn't catch you in the act. If he does ... Lights. Out.

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If there are men in the NFL that are stronger than Hampton, you can count them on one hand. Having grown up in Austin when Hampton was at the University of Texas, I remember hearing about how the dude could throw up 450-plus pounds on the bench press ... in college! I'm not sure man can count high enough to measure his performance squatting.

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Hampton, who lives in Point Breeze, was burglarized sometime last week while away from his home. As you can see, Hampton's neither living in squalor nor living in palatial digs. Seems like a fairly unassuming house for a man who just signed a three-year deal worth potentially more than $21 million.

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Anyway, awful news. Nothing quite like being violated in that way. I remember when my family's home was broken into many moons ago. I actually almost stayed home sick that day from school, and would have been there alone for the break in. All I remember was just seeing my mother devastated.

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Hope they get the guys.

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Not our day in Steeler Nation. First we learn that right tackle Willie Colon is lost for the year with a ruptured Achilles tendon. Then our favorite man in the middle has his home invaded by a couple of sad-sack losers. If there's one bright spot, I suppose, it may be that Hampton gets a little bit of extra rage pent up inside him for the new year. If only this had happened a week before Opening Day in the NFL ....

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Before I go, a quick tour of some of the snarky (yet good-natured) comments left by Steelers fans about the inicident in the renegade and noisy universe known as Twitter. A few choice offerings from the commentariat:

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  • Robbery at Casey Hampton's Home, Hamburgler Suspected
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  • Burglar found at #BigSnacksHouse a leftover Primanti Brothers Sammich on the couch
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  • Was the drive-thru window at #BigSnacksHouse left open?
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  • Burglar found 24 ct package of Twinkies..
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OK, OK. That's enough. We Love You Big Snack! Keep your head up for now, and get angry come September!

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.