Garoppolo on his Instagram being hacked: 'Whoever did it was pretty slick'

Garoppolo on his Instagram being hacked: 'Whoever did it was pretty slick'

On March 10, in the wee hours of the morning, Jimmy Garoppolo sent Patriot Nation into a social media spasm. His rarely used Instagram account posted a photo of Garoppolo holding the Lombardi Trophy, but the caption was a farewell.

“So grateful for my time in New England. Peace out Boston.”

Had Garoppolo been traded, as many expected could/would happen this offseason? Or had his account been hacked? Patriots players were liking the post, which appeared to give the rumor of a deal legs. But that got shut down quickly by Garoppolo’s agent. Don Yee, who chose option B, the hack. 


Tuesday, after a mandatory mini-camp practice, the Pats 25-year old backup quarterback was asked what the heck happened? He stuck to the original story.

“I was as surprised as you were,” he told a large throng of media members. “I woke up to about 50 text messages and was confused because I don’t really do much on social media and then, yeah, got it taken care of and everything. Whoever did it was pretty slick to figure out my password like that.”

Slick indeed. Now stay off the social media, or at least have Tom Brady's people show you how to create an indecipherable password, Jimmy.


Arrest made in burglary at Rob Gronkowski's house

Arrest made in burglary at Rob Gronkowski's house

An arrest has been made in the Super Bowl week burglary at Rob Gronkowski's house.

Foxboro police announced Friday they have arrested 31-year-old Anthony Almeida, who has been charged with breaking and entering, receiving stolen property and malicious destruction of property.

The police also said they are searching for two other suspects, 26-year-old Shayne Denn and 28-year-old Eric Tyrrell.

Items taken from Gronkowski's house in the burglary included an Apple Watch, Rolex, and rare coins from the 1800s. Fortunately, those items have been recovered and Gronk will be getting them back. Police are still searching for the guns that were stolen from the house.


Eagles DE Michael Bennett charged with injury to elderly paraplegic

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Eagles DE Michael Bennett charged with injury to elderly paraplegic

Prosecutors in Houston say a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett for injuring a paraplegic woman as he tried get onto the field at last year's Super Bowl to celebrate with his brother.

The Harris County district attorney's office says a grand jury indicted Bennett on Friday on a felony count of injury to the elderly.

Authorities say Bennett was a spectator at the game in Houston when he tried to get onto the field immediately after the game to see his brother, Martellus Bennett, a tight end for the Patriots at the time. Prosecutors say he pushed through security personnel, including a 66-year-old disabled woman who had told him to use a different entrance to access the field.

The Philadelphia Eagles earlier this month acquired Bennett from the Seattle Seahawks.


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