Monday’s Mashup: Tom Brady trolls/congratulates Julian Edelman on Kent State graduation

Lucy Burdge
May 13, 2019 - 5:48 am

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-- Julian Edelman finally graduated from Kent State on Saturday, as he was drafted by the Patriots in 2009 after only three years there, and teammate Tom Brady was quick to congratulate Edelman while trolling him.

“Congrats on 14 years of college!!! That’s got to be another record you set!!,” Brady tweeted, along with a laughing emoji.

Edelman walked with the Class of 2019 and shared pictures of his graduation on Twitter and Instagram.

Kent State class of 2019... we did it! -- #13YearSenior

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The Instagram comments were open season for Edelman’s current and former teammates to tease him for his graduation.

“Who ever knew it could take 14 years to graduate college??,” Brady wrote.

Rob Ninkovich commented, “Those finals were killer huh? I’m sure the semester was challenging!”

The McCourty twins’ account wrote, “They were all graduating elementary when you started lol.”

To which Edelman replied, “Dev what happened when Kent played Rutgers… I’ll wait… thanks bubs.”

-- The Hurricanes lost 6-2 to the Bruins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final on Sunday and Justin Williams summed up Carolina’s post-game thoughts with a very vivid and gross metaphor.

"Sometimes you’ve got to eat a poop sandwich,” he said. “It doesn’t taste good, and you have to chew on it for a little bit, and we’ll have to do it for a couple days and get the taste out of our mouths next game.”

Hopefully the Hurricanes will still be eating it for the next few games.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “He was just sore. He was going to play today, but they just got rained out. Most likely, he will fly in today, tonight. We’ll see him tomorrow and then we’ll go from there. I talked to him this morning. He doesn’t feel it’s something major. He’s being smart about it. He’s not going to take chances at this point.” -- Alex Cora, on Dustin Pedroia, after Pedroia was scratched with minor knee soreness in Double-A Portland Saturday night