Alabama playbook stolen before National Championship Game
By WALA Webstaff
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa runs during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Georgia, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Alabama defensive line coach Karl Dunbar (rolltide.com)
Atlanta, GA. (WALA) -
An Alabama coach's playbook was stolen in Atlanta before the National Championship Game between the Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs.
Atlanta Police said defensive line coach Karl Dunbar left his backpack in what the team thought was a secure conference room at the Mariott Marquis hotel. The Alabama defensive linemen used the room as a meeting area before Monday night's game. The backpack contained the playbook, Dunbar's passport, two cell phones, a laptop, and cash and was stolen Saturday.
According to a police report, some of the items were found in a restroom on the third floor of the hotel, but the playbook is still missing.
Two days after the playbook was stolen, Alabama beat Georgia 26-23 in overtime to win the national championship. It's the Crimson Tide's 5 national title in 9 years.