Patriots Insider Issues Apology For ‘Insensitive’ Take on Opt-Out Players

Patriots insider Tom Curran made a few comments on Patrick Chung and Dont’a Hightower and their decision to opt out of the 2020 NFL season. The NBC Sports Boston person said that players wouldn’t opt out of the 2020 NFL season if quarterback Tom Brady was still on the Patriots roster. A lot of people hated his comments, and Curran was hit with an unhealthy dose of criticism. Well, he may have made a mistake, and yes, Curran issued an apology.

Chung, Hightower, Marcus Cannon, Brandon Bolden, Najee Toran and Dan Vitale decided to opt out of the upcoming season. Chung and Hightower are concerned about their family members, and yes, family matters the most. Hightower has just got his son and Chung’s girlfriend is pregnant.

These players didn’t even mention anything about football and the Patriots’ chances to win the Super Bowl. Football has nothing to do with their decision to opt out of the season. That’s why some people got mad with Curran.

Chung responded to Curran’s remarks. It was an expected reaction.

“Damn Mr. Curran. I say this with love…. you sound like a idiot. Doesn’t hurt the friendship, you’re not in the dog house. But don’t let your job corrupt your brain man. You know better than that.”

The Patriots insider apologized

Hightower and many other people liked the tweet. Curran had to apologize and it was an expected move. He had to apologize after those hard words. Curran apologized to Chung and Hightower.

“I’m sorry, Patrick. Offense was not intended. Reflecting more, I see why it is offensive to you. Spitballing theories about a person’s personal and private decision and why it MAY have been different is insensitive to the situation. I apologize.”

Curran is a respected Patriots insider. He handled the situation pretty well, and hopefully, Patriots players and fans won’t be mad at him for too long. It’s an awful situation for such a respected person, but Curran apologized and that’s the only thing that matters right now.

The Patriots will soon enter training camp, and Bill Belichick will have to make some adjustments.