Alabama assistant coach's playbook stolen from team hotel before national championship

Alabama defensive line coach Karl Dunbar had a bag containing his playbook stolen two days prior to the Crimson Tide’s 26-23 overtime victory over Georgia in the College Football Playoff national title game, Atlanta police confirmed to USA TODAY Sports on Friday. 

The playbook of an Alabama Crimson Tide assistant coach was stolen from a meeting room at the team hotel days before the national championship game.

The playbook of an Alabama Crimson Tide assistant coach was stolen from a meeting room at the team hotel days before the national championship game.

Dunbar had left his backpack in a meeting room in the Marriott Marquis around 12:45 p.m. ET on Jan. 6. When he returned several hours later, the bag was gone. He told police that the bag contained his playbook, two cellphones, his iPad, passport, sunglasses, reading glasses and his wallet — which included $1,320. 

An unidentified suspect was caught on video taking the backpack, WSB-TV (Atlanta) reported. Police said that the hotel security found a handful of the stolen items in a third-floor restroom. 

Messages made to the Alabama athletic department on Friday morning were not immediately returned by USA TODAY Sports. 

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