BY SHALISE MANZA YOUNG
Journal Sports Writer
FOXBORO -- North Attleboro police Lt. David Dawes confirmed Monday that the department is investigating "an incident involving a [New England] Patriots player" that occurred over the weekend, though under Massachusetts law police do not have to offer more information if an investigation is ongoing.
The investigation is believed to involve a home invasion, in which the player's home was entered.
Cornerback Jonathan Wilhite -- who was not on the team's final injury report -- was a surprise scratch for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. When asked after the game if Wilhite was a healthy scratch, coach Bill Belichick said Wilhite "had an injury [Sunday] morning."
Wilhite lives in North Attleboro. On Monday, he declined comment on the incident.
Wilhite was spotted doing early warmups Sunday under the supervision of assistant strength and conditioning coach Harold Nash, but was removed from the active roster for the game. His agent, Jason Chayut, said Monday the injury was "nothing serious" and "did not require hospitalization."