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Wednesday’s Mashup: Devin, Jason McCourty react to Malcolm Butler’s reported deal with Titans

Lucy Burdge
March 14, 2018 - 6:41 am

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-- Malcolm Butler is reportedly signing a five-year, $61 million deal with the Titans and the McCourty brothers, Devin and Jason, reacted to the news on their shared Twitter account Tuesday.

Jason tweeted this:

Then Devin posted a follow up tweet:

In February, Jason spoke out about Bill Belichick benching Butler for all but one play in the Super Bowl, saying it was not about discipline and the team knew in the week leading up to the game that Butler would not start.

-- Carlos Correa did not go to the White House with his Astros on Monday and explained on Tuesday it was not for political reasons.

The shortstop skipped the ceremony to help out in his home country of Puerto Rico after the damage caused by Hurricane Maria in September.

"It was not politics or anything," Correa said. "It was just that the day off was perfect to be able to provide some help for the people in Puerto Rico in need.
I don't only represent the Houston Astros, I don't only represent my family, but I also represent the American citizens that are living in Puerto Rico. I just want to bring some awareness to what is going on."

"I didn't think it was right for me to go and talk to the president about Puerto Rico when we were going there for the team, for the amazing year we had and for what we brought to the city of Houston," Correa continued. "It's an honor to be invited to the White House. I want to thank the president for all the help he provided to my second hometown, which is Houston, and some of the help he's provided to Puerto Rico, but we're still in need in Puerto Rico."

Carlos Beltran also skipped the ceremony because he is disappointed in the government’s response to Hurricane Maria.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Teammate. Friend. Brother. Leader. Champion. #80 #DannyPlayoff.” -- Tom Brady, in the caption of his Instagram post saying goodbye to Danny Amendola after Amendola was traded to the Dolphins

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