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Amendola's Pledge Of Allegiance To Marathon Victims

by Brandon Lawrence
Apr 18, 2013 12:29 PM EDT



In the wake of the bombing Monday near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street, new Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola has pledged to donate $100 for every catch this season to a relief fund for victims of the blasts.

On Tuesday, Amendola tweeted he will also donate $200 for every dropped pass.

Amendola, 27, signed a five-year, $28.5 million contract with the team on March 14. He spent four seasons with the Rams after going undrafted out of Texas Tech.

Amendola’s career high in catches was 85 during the 2010 season – the only season in which Amendola played all 16 games. In 2012, the 5-foot-11 receiver caught 63 passes in 11 games.

Teammate and cornerback Devin McCourty pledged to also donate to the fund ($100 for every tackle and $200 for every interception he gets in 2013).