Monday’s Mashup: Julian Edelman serves as honorary starter at Daytona 500

Lucy Burdge
February 17, 2019 - 9:21 pm

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-- Julian Edelman’s post-Super Bowl tour continued on Sunday when he was honored at the Daytona 500 as a starter.

The Patriot waved the green flag for the start of the NASCAR Cup Series race and he seemed pretty pumped about it.


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Before the race, Edelman was asked about avoiding a PED suspension again next season and he really didn’t want to talk about it.

“I don’t even need to address it, so obviously we looked into everything and we moved forward and we’re worried about nothing right now because we don’t have anything going,” Edelman said, according to the Boston Herald.

He also said the beard is making a strong comeback this offseason.

“Coach always says put everything in the drawer and worry about it after football season,” he said. “So, I put my razor in the drawer (this year). We’ll worry about it (again) after football season.”

J.J. Watt was also honored before the race with the job of saying, “Drivers, start your engines.”

-- Robert Kraft was in attendance at the NBA All-Star Game in Sunday night and brought his new favorite accessory along with him.

Kraft wore the “Championships” necklace given to him by Meek Mill after the Patriots won the Super Bowl earlier this month.

Championships is also the name of the album Mill released last year.  

Mill headlined the All-Star Game with songs from Championships and even went home $4,000 richer after sinking a 3-pointer.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "You start to understand that this is a business. I play basketball and I've just got to control what I can control, and I love being on the Celtics. I want to play there my whole career." -- Jayson Tatum, on playing for the Celtics while trade talks might include his name