With Danny Amendola employed by the New England Patriots, Foxborough will prove to be a far classier town this autumn


It will be hard to root against Danny Amendola this autumn.

New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola has vowed to donate a portion of his 2013 salary to aid victims of Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings.

The 5-foot-11, 188 pound Amendola, who went undrafted out of Texas Tech University in 2008, inked a five-year contract worth $31 million with the Patriots on March 13.

“I will donate $100 for every pass I catch next season to whatever “Boston Marathon Relief Fund” there is,” tweeted Amendola, 27, who caught 63 balls for 663 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games as a St. Louis Ram in 2012. “And $200 for every dropped pass.”

Replacing the dynamic Wes Welker and teaming with legendary quarterback Tom Brady this autumn, it’s safe to predict that Amendola will contribute roughly $10,000 to relief efforts.

Some critics and bat caves will undoubtedly minimize Amendola’s gesture and claim it’s a publicity ploy designed by a millionaire.

Such thinking is cynical and borderline inhumane.

With three people dead and at least 183 people injured in the horrific tragedy, the former Red Raider represents all that is right with the world of athletics.

Come September, with Danny Amendola employed as a member of the New England Patriots, Foxborough will prove to be a far classier town.

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