Devin McCourty makes pledge to Boston Marathon bombing victims
When it comes to helping out the victims of Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings, Devin McCourty is tackling the problem.
The New England Patriots defensive back and Nanuet native announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he would donate $100 for each tackle and $200 for every interception he makes next season.
His pledge follows new teammate Danny Amendola’s. The wide receiver vowed Tuesday to donate $100 for each reception he makes and $200 for each dropped pass. Patriots owner Robert Kraft, meanwhile, has vowed to match $100,000 in donations to victims.
If McCourty were to match his 2012 statistics (82 tackles, five interceptions), he would end up donating $9,200.
McCourty had just returned home following the first day of the Patriots’ voluntary offseason program in Foxborough, Mass., when he learned about the attack.
“Prayers out to everyone in Boston w/ this craziness going on..marathon was the talk of the locker rm today too..hope everyone is ok,” he tweeted Monday.