Dozens of quarterback Tajh Boyd's sneakers were stolen from his family's home in late August and his mother is looking for help finding the shoes and the thief.
Boyd had gotten at least 14 pair of Nike Air Jordans, in retro styles, including snakeskin and fluorescent, as part of an endorsement deal, his mother Carla Boyd said. Nike Huarache shoes were also taken in the theft, she said.
The shoes alone are valued at more than $5,000, according to a report by the Oconee County Sheriff's Office. Carla Boyd said a half dozen watches belonging to her son and two televisions were also taken.
None of the items have been found, Carla said. Sheriff's Office spokesman Jimmy Watt said the case remains unsolved.
Boyd said she hopes people can find the custom-made shoes, which are sizes 12 and 13, and help authorities find the burglar. The shoes were still in boxes, which would make them more valuable and also could help connect them to Boyd, his mother said.
She said she has not felt safe since the Aug. 31 burglary.
"It's about the violation of privacy," Carla Boyd said.
Boyd said she feels that the theft was overlooked by news outlets and the public because it came shortly after Tajh Boyd was involved in a July shoving incident at a Greenville bar. He reached a settlement in September that included dismissal of assault and battery charge in exchange for 40 hours of community service, restitution and six months of good behavior.
Boyd said she hopes sneaker collectors or fans will spot the shoes and help solve the burglary.
Anyone with information about the shoes is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372).