BOSTON (CBS) — Wide receiver Danny Amendola has not yet taken the field in a Patriots uniform, but already, he is a part of the city of Boston.
After the horrific events of Monday afternoon unfolded near the finish line at the Boston Marathon, Amendola tweeted that his thoughts were with the city.
Amendola then vowed to donate money to whichever relief fund eventually gets set up to support those affected.
Amendola was one of many Patriots to comment via Twitter on the bombing.
Former Patriot Joe Andruzzi, whose brothers were first responders for 9/11 in New York City, also was photographed carrying a woman away from harm on Monday. The photograph spread via social media, which likely led to Andruzzi receiving a high number of interview requests. Andruzzi instead, according to NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano, offered the following statement:
“Marathon Monday should be about uplifting stories, personal challenges and fundraising milestones, but today’s bombings irrevocably changed that. While I appreciate the interest in hearing our perspective on today’s horrific events, the spotlight should remain firmly on the countless individuals – first responders, medics, EMTs, runners who crossed the finish line and kept on running straight to give blood, and the countless civilians who did whatever they could to save lives. They were the true heroes. Our thoughts prayers go out to all those affected by this senseless tragedy.”