Thursday’s Mashup: Asante Samuel shares bizarre stories from Patriot days

Nick Friar
December 12, 2019 - 8:41 am

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--Pretty sure the old saying goes, “Two-thirds of the Earth is covered by water, the rest is covered by Asante Samuel.”

Either way, the former Patriots defensive back has been vocal on Twitter about the NFL 100 All-Time Team. He hasn’t exactly been pleased with the results.

Samuel has also shared some old stories, like when he “once talked (expletive) to a person from the media every day he stepped on the field to do his job because I didn’t like what he wrote about me.”

That was from his days in Philly though. He’s shared a couple from his time in New England — like how he used to gamble every day:

Then, Samuel had a few about Reche Caldwell:

--Gerrit Cole got his money, so did Stephen Strasburg. That meant it was time for Anthony Rendon to get his. This time, the Angels were the ones who forked over the cash.

Mike Trout was fairly satisfied with the news:

Maybe now the Angels can actually make a run at the postseason. (Still have to do something about that pitching staff.)

Meanwhile, Trea Turner, one of Rendon’s old teammates, didn’t take the news as well as Trout:

--Aron Baynes had an amazing start to 2019-20. He was looking like the best center in the entire NBA.

All that is forgotten now, thanks to Ja Morant:

What’s worse for the Celtics: Memphis won the game.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Of course that is a factor. But I think the key things are the new information that we have — that information we obviously already had. I think the issue is what information do we have from this incident." --Roger Goodell on the Patriots’ history of videotaping and how it will impact their punishment for the latest incident.