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Brandon Bostick

Receives death threats

26 Feb, 2015

After botching the onside kick in the NFC Championship Game, Bostick says he received death threats. Instead of blocking on the play that would allow his teammate to recover the onside kick, Bostick tried to catch the ball but missed. The other team recovered the ball and won the game.

I sincerely wish I didn’t jump up for that ball. I wish we were celebrating a Super Bowl right now…I knew it was a key mistake that cost us a trip to the Super Bowl. But, with all due respect, I think the media kind of took it and ran with it. I became the singular scapegoat. Social media didn’t help, either.

I don’t know how many death threats I received, but there have been a lot. I still haven’t read most of the messages that people sent me, but I want to so I can deal with the consequences and use it as motivation. But it is physically impossible for me to read every troll’s comment; the volume is simply too much. So their comments sit there, untouched, maybe forever.

Even though I will think about it every day, I hope one day I will be remembered for something else. I do know this: If I ever get another chance to play in a conference championship game, no matter what uniform I’m wearing, I will take a moment to apologize to my teammates on the 2014 Packers.

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