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Stephon Gilmore invites bullied youth football player to Patriots game

Stephon Gilmore invites bullied youth football player to Patriots game

When Stephon Gilmore caught wind of the story of a 12-year-old girl who has been bullied for playing football, he decided to take action.

On Thursday, the New England Patriots cornerback noticed a video posted by WPRI of Quinn, a youth football player from Pawtucket who plays cornerback and wears Gilmore's No. 24. It clearly resonated with Gilmore as he tweeted his desire to get in touch with Quinn's family so he could invite her to a Pats game.

“She’s repping that 24! Would love to meet you Quinn! If anyone knows her contact DM me! Hopefully she would enjoy a Pats game!” he wrote.

Gilmore discussed Quinn's story further with reporters on Friday.

“It’s a sad situation, but I’m happy for her,” Gilmore said. “I’m happy she’s focused and having fun playing football. I think she should be happy and not let nothing affect her on the outside, be happy to go to school, be happy to play sports. Hopefully, I can connect with her soon.”

There's no word yet on when Gilmore will get to meet Quinn, but when he does, he'll have a special message for her.

“No matter what it is — in class or in sports — do what you love and never let no one tell you that you can’t do nothing,” Gilmore said. “Women can play whatever they want to play. That’s one thing I would tell her.”

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Should we read anything into Tom Brady 'liking' Antonio Brown's Instagram apology?

Should we read anything into Tom Brady 'liking' Antonio Brown's Instagram apology?

So, Tom Brady (and other Patriots) "liked" an apology post from former-teammate-for-11-days Antonio Brown on Instagram?

What's it mean?

That was the subject of a heated debate on Boston Sports Tonight among DJ Bean, Tom Curran, Michael Holley and Danielle Trotta.

It was Curran and Holley who were at odds over whether we should be reading anything into the social media vagaries on any athlete.

Holley: "For whatever reason, lots of players get into it. Lots of celebrities get into it...not because we [the media] are broken, but because that's how they communicate. And we would be reckless if we didn't follow it."

Curran: "It's reckless to vest any perception or presumption into it."

Watch the full discussion here:

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Matt Cassel on a sad Tom Brady, Colin Kaepernick's workout, and his time with the Cowboys

Patriots Talk Podcast: Matt Cassel on a sad Tom Brady, Colin Kaepernick's workout, and his time with the Cowboys

Ex-Patriots backup QB Matt Cassel joins Tom E. Curran to talk about a frustrated Brady, Colin Kaepernick's NFL comeback chances and Cassel's experience with the Dallas Cowboys.

3:30 - Tom Curran is joined by Matt Cassel to discuss Tom Brady's attitude following the Patriots win over the Eagles. Does he have the right to be so outwardly upset?

10:34 - It's easy to focus on what the Patriots haven't brought in to help Brady, but Tom and Matt talk about the three first-round picks in Sony Michel, Isaiah Wynn and N'Keal Harry that were drafted specifically for the QB.

15:27 - A couple of former Patriots made headlines Tuesday, with Rob Gronkowski announcing his "Gronk Beach" plans for Super Bowl Sunday and Antonio Brown apologizing to Robert Kraft on social media.

20:40 - With Colin Kaepernick's workout now in the rearview, Tom and Matt discuss what they saw from him and wonder what the exposure actually did for the QB's chances of getting a job.

27:27 - Matt talks about his time with the Dallas Cowboys and gives us an insider's view of what it's like to play for Jerry Jones as opposed to Robert Kraft.

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