After second-year Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin, who boasted as a rookie that he believes he can take every kickoff all the way, allowed the Pats to come all the way back from 11 points down late in the fourth quarter by fumbling a return with little more than two minutes to play on Monday night, he returned home to find that his yard had been vandalized.
According to the Buffalo News, two teenagers have admitted that they did it.
The names of the teens have not been, and likely won’t be, released. But it would be one hell of a coincidence if one of them is named Stefan Djordjevic.
Per the report, police will defer to McKelvin on whether to press charges. But McKelvin suggested Wednesday that he’s willing to forgive and forget.
“I don’t want anybody to be arrested or anything like that,” McKelvin said in comments distributed by the team. “Our fans have been great. It’s just one incident and hopefully it won’t happen anymore. I just don’t want anyone to get arrested.”
Classy stuff from McKelvin, who took a risk during the game and it didn’t pay off. Lost, of course, in the discussion is the fact that the risk taken by the Patriots — the decision to use starting safety Brandon Meriweather on the kickoff team — paid off, given that Meriweather had the presence of mind and the skill to rip the ball out of McKelvin’s grasp.