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Julian Edelman promotes Showtime documentary with star-studded trailer

Julian Edelman promotes Showtime documentary with star-studded trailer

The latest sign that Julian Edelman has become an NFL star? He's getting the documentary treatment.

The 73-minute film, titled "100%: Julian Edelman" will air Friday at 8 p.m. ET on Showtime and tracks the New England Patriots wide receiver from his season-ending knee injury in August 2017 to his remarkable comeback as Super Bowl LIII MVP.

It should be an exciting watch for Patriots fans, but those outside New England might be wondering why a guy who's never made a Pro Bowl is getting his own documentary.

Showtime and Edelman are one step ahead of you. Here's a trailer Edelman shared Monday that pokes fun of that very concept. (Warning: Contains NSFW language.)

Showtime enlisted a surprising amount of big names to appear in the documentary, from Tom Brady, Danny Amendola and Deion Sanders to actor Mark Wahlberg, rapper Snoop Dogg and comedian Bill Burr.

That's quite the star-studded group for a seventh-round draft pick out of Kent State back in 2009.

But Edelman has raised his profile immensely in recent years, becoming the best wide receiver on the NFL's most successful and recognizable team. And now he's following in Brady's footsteps (again) by taking his talents to the documentary scene.

Here's a look at Showtime's "real" trailer for the Edelman documentary:

 

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Ex-Patriot Trent Brown sued amid disturbing domestic violence allegations

Ex-Patriot Trent Brown sued amid disturbing domestic violence allegations

Offensive lineman Trent Brown left the New England Patriots in March 2019 to sign a record contract with the Oakland Raiders.

Around that same time, he committed the first of several acts of domestic violence against Diorra Marzette-Sanders, according to ProFootball Talk's Mike Florio, who shared the details of a lawsuit filed by Marzette-Sanders on Monday in a California civil court.

According to the lawsuit, Brown "grabbed" Marzette-Sanders' face and "covered her mouth while choking her out until she couldn’t breathe" during an incident in March 2019.

The lawsuit alleges Brown turned violent against Marzette-Sanders again in April and a third time in June, and that the 26-year-old has left her "bruised, bloodied and battered" on several occasions.

On one of those occasions, per the lawsuit, Brown told Marzette-Sanders he'd "shoot yo ass in the f–king head" when she threatened to leave with her son.

Per Florio, the NFL is expected to investigate these allegations as it did with ex-Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown, who was the subject of a civil lawsuit accusing him of rape and sexual assault last month.

Trent Brown spent the 2018 season in New England and won a Super Bowl as the team's starting left tackle before signing a four-year, $66 million contract with Oakland in March.

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Could we have predicted Michael Bennett's suspension?

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Could we have predicted Michael Bennett's suspension?

Should the Patriots have seen the Michael Bennett suspension coming? Josh McDaniels on N'Keal Harry, Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry break down WR trade targets and more...

2:18 - Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the one-game suspension the Patriots placed on Michael Bennett after an apparent "philosophical disagreement" the defensive end had with coaches last week. Did the Patriots know what they were getting into when they signed him?

16:27 - N'Keal Harry returned the practice field after sitting out the first six games of the regular season. Josh McDaniels answers Tom's questions about how much the Patriots are able to rely on the rookie receiver.

27:53 - Tom and Phil cycle through which receivers are out there that the Patriots are likely targeting before the trade deadline.

35:53 - Rob Gronkowski may have finally put an end to the possibility of his return with the comments he made on WEEI. Tom talks about why it's finally time for Patriots fans to let him go.

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