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.
Prayers out to Boston…—
Danny Amendola (@DannyAmendola) April 15, 2013
Amendola then vowed to donate money to whichever relief fund eventually gets set up to support those affected.
I will DONATE $100 for EVERY pass I catch next season to whatever "Boston Marathon Relief Fund" there is. And $200 for any dropped pass.—
Danny Amendola (@DannyAmendola) April 16, 2013
Amendola was one of many Patriots to comment via Twitter on the bombing.
Praying for Boston tonight this is my home going on 10 years I feel the pain in my heart 🙏🙏🙏—
Vince Wilfork (@wilfork75) April 16, 2013
Wow can't believe what just happened at the Boston Marathon. Praying for everyone down there.—
Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) April 15, 2013
Thoughts and prayers to everyone that has to do with this Boston Marathon explosion—
Chandler Jones (@Chan95Jones) April 15, 2013
Prayers go out to everyone that has been affected by this awful event.—
Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) April 15, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. Keep Boston in your prayers.—
Sebastian Vollmer (@SebVollmer) April 16, 2013
Saddened by what happened today in Boston. Thoughts and prayers go out to all affected.—
Dan Connolly (@63Connolly) April 15, 2013
Y can't we live in a world of peace, man people are crazy out here!!! Prayers go up for those affected!—
Kyle Love (@KyleLove74) April 15, 2013
What a day… Pray for those hurt during this horrible time. And count your many blessings. 🙏🙏—
Shane Vereen (@ShaneVereen34) April 16, 2013
Prayers go to those and their families who were affected today—
Dont'a Hightower (@zeus30hightower) April 15, 2013
Ain't much left to do but pray.—
Stevan Ridley (@StevanRidley) April 15, 2013
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.”