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Police release Wilhite details

Posted by Chad Finn, Globe Staff  September 29, 2009 12:48 PM

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According to a report released this afternoon by the North Attleboro police department, Patriots cornerback Jonathan Wilhite was not the victim of a home invasion Sunday morning, but the second-year player apparently suffered a pulled groin while running from a pair of men who approached him in the parking lot at his home.

Here is the police statement on the matter:

“On Sunday, September 27, 2009 the North Attleboro Police responded to the Cumberland Farms store in the Attleboro Falls area of town, after receiving a call from Jonathan Wilhite concerning suspicious activity. Mr. Wilhite stated that 2 subjects were in his parking lot when he arrived home, and one approached him on foot and yelled at him.

"Mr. Wilhite became concerned and ran to Cumberland Farms where he asked the clerk to call police. He did mention that he had pulled his groin while he was running. The matter remains under investigation by North Attleboro Detectives.”

Wilhite, 25, was a late scratch from the Patriots' 26-10 victory over the Falcons on Sunday.

Earlier today at Gillette Stadium, coach Bill Belichick would not address the issue, saying personnel situations are kept internally.

Monique Walker of the Globe staff contributed to this report.

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