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Car transporting Patriots’ Lombardi Trophy strikes deer

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Win enough Vince Lombardi Trophies, and this was bound to happen.

The Patriots’ most recent Super Bowl spoil was involved in a collision Friday evening when a car that was transporting it for a public appearance in Maine struck a deer, a team spokesman confirmed to the Associated Press. The spokesman reportedly characterized the driver as “unhurt” and the trophy “unscathed.”

No word yet on the deer.

Maine State Police posted a photograph of an officer with the trophy. The collision occurred in Fairfield, per the department, while the trophy was en route to Bangor. Trooper Tyler Maloon wrote a first-person account of the call.

It is published on the police department’s Facebook account.

So, I cover a car deer crash in Fairfield and end up giving the operator and his wife a ride to the Pittsfield Irvings,” Maloon wrote. “As we’re driving they begin talking about an event they’re going to at the Cross Insurance Center, stating ‘the trophy’ has to be there at such and such a time, and that they’ll have to head back after for opening day at Fenway for a presentation there. Naturally, I ask what trophy. They then tell me that he works for the Patriots and that the Lombardi Trophy is in my cruiser! My mind was blown, seriously what are the odds! A story for the ages!”

The Patriots posted a photo of the trophy Saturday on their Twitter account.

It arrived.

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69 Responses to “Car transporting Patriots’ Lombardi Trophy strikes deer”
  1. tonebones says: Apr 1, 2017 7:45 PM

    Karma! Somebody very powerful is watching. It’s spooky.

  2. gstewart400 says: Apr 1, 2017 7:48 PM

    Shouldn’t the cop at least be asking what exactly is being placed in his cruiser?

  3. upyoursnfu says: Apr 1, 2017 7:49 PM

    Aaron Hernandez driving?

  4. joeflaccoallday says: Apr 1, 2017 7:51 PM

    Lol, even this dude is did something harmful and illegal. Cheaters gonna cheat.

  5. factpurveyor says: Apr 1, 2017 7:51 PM

    According to maine.gov
    “Estimating conservatively, vehicles kill 3,000 to 4,000 deer each year in Maine.”

  6. Patskrieg says: Apr 1, 2017 7:57 PM

    Enough already! Take their picks, Roger!!11!

  7. tekoamt says: Apr 1, 2017 7:57 PM

    Deer clearly a Jets fan.

  8. jonbeck316 says: Apr 1, 2017 8:00 PM

    If the Falcons had run it three times, that deer would be alive today.

  9. navyvandal says: Apr 1, 2017 8:00 PM

    Too bad it wasn’t Goodell, Woody Johnson, and Mara.

  10. delshofner says: Apr 1, 2017 8:00 PM

    Was Brandon Spikes driving?

  11. autumnwind999 says: Apr 1, 2017 8:02 PM

    Oh, deer. Did Tom Brady’s jersey survive the crash?

  12. streetyson says: Apr 1, 2017 8:04 PM

    Doe!

  13. integrityoftheshield says: Apr 1, 2017 8:06 PM

    On the way to Maine to Bangor and then to Florida to Tampa.

  14. mostepicgnar says: Apr 1, 2017 8:06 PM

    But what was the psi of the tires?

  15. factpurveyor says: Apr 1, 2017 8:06 PM

    tonebones says:
    Apr 1, 2017 7:45 PM

    Karma! Somebody very powerful is watching. It’s spooky.
    ————————————————————
    Good karma already happened when the Patriots won the superbowl after the NFL commissioner with the backing of 31 teams cheated the Patriots by taking away draft picks and forcing Tom Brady to miss 25% of the 2016 season.

    Nobody was injured and the trophy was not damaged so that sounds like good karma for the Patriots again.

    It’s 2017… does anyone know when Roger Goodell plans on issuing a press release containing the PSI information that was collected during the 2015 season?

  16. dregonspengler says: Apr 1, 2017 8:09 PM

    Was it a Mexican deer?
    Go ahead and check on Bambi, but you’d better leave somebody in the car to guard the trophy.
    Sitting next to the Tom Brady Jersey and Von Miller’s helmet, it would really tie together a certain credentialed media member’s man cave.

  17. factpurveyor says: Apr 1, 2017 8:12 PM

    joeflaccoallday says:
    Apr 1, 2017 7:51 PM

    Cheaters gonna cheat.

    ————————————
    Because cheating is what the Ravens do.

    Anyone know when Roger Goodell plans on issuing a press release containing the PSI information that was collected during the 2015 season?

  18. irsaysneedle says: Apr 1, 2017 8:13 PM

    they’re just gonna win another one anyway 😥

  19. guitarmaninks says: Apr 1, 2017 8:16 PM

    Already took out a falcon

  20. nhpats says: Apr 1, 2017 8:18 PM

    The Vikings and Bills don’t have to worry about this

  21. factpurveyor says: Apr 1, 2017 8:22 PM

    mostepicgnar says:
    Apr 1, 2017 8:06 PM

    But what was the psi of the tires?

    ——————————————————–
    If the car was in an heated garage when the tires were filled the PSI numbers would have dropped with the car driving outdoors because it’s still cold in New England.

    You would see the PSI numbers dropping in footballs used in NFL games if Roger Goodell kept his 2014 public pledge for transparency and released the PSI information that was collected in games played during the 2015 season.

  22. ggreen657 says: Apr 1, 2017 8:24 PM

    “even this dude is did something harmful and illegal. Cheaters gonna cheat.

    Product of the Pittsburg school system.

  23. tonebones says: Apr 1, 2017 8:24 PM

    factpurveyor says:
    Apr 1, 2017 8:06 PM Good karma already happened when the Patriots won the superbowl after the NFL commissioner with the backing of 31 teams cheated the Patriots by taking away draft picks and forcing Tom Brady to miss 25% of the 2016 season

    ********************
    Still kinda spooky though. Who do you think caused the accident? Who didn’t want that trophy to go where it was heading? Someone very powerful, I think. Are you a person of faith? What do you think? The all-powerful work in very mysterious ways. I’ll bet if the tires on the car were properly inflated, they would have been able to stop in time. But they were probably trying to get some kind of unfair advantage and beat the system. The big guy never sleeps.

  24. factsanybody says: Apr 1, 2017 8:25 PM

    jonbeck316 says:
    Apr 1, 2017 8:00 PM
    If the Falcons had run it three times, that deer would be alive today.

    Truth.
    And hilarious.

  25. officialgame says: Apr 1, 2017 8:28 PM

    Hope this is the start of the Bambi curse spelling the end of days for them.

  26. pftreader69 says: Apr 1, 2017 8:29 PM

    It’s the Spikes deer!

  27. tonebones says: Apr 1, 2017 8:31 PM

    Did anybody hear about the time somebody was transporting one of Barry Bonds’ MVP trophies and the car struck a deer? I don’t think it ever made the news because the person who videotaped the accident, destroyed his cell phone, and the evidence.

  28. donbat67 says: Apr 1, 2017 8:33 PM

    I assume the tires were under inflated .

  29. factpurveyor says: Apr 1, 2017 8:40 PM

    tonebones says:
    Apr 1, 2017 8:24 PM

    Who do you think caused the accident?

    I’ll bet if the tires on the car were properly inflated, they would have been able to stop in time.
    ————————————————————–

    Answer: A deer that was either looking for food or looking for a mate caused the accident.

    Answer: Deer are sleek and are brown like the woods and they run very fast. Not likely to see it until its too late.

    They do warn people…if you see a deer….slow down…because there can be more of them….and if you don’t slow down…then you might not see the one you hit.

  30. tweenthenumbahs says: Apr 1, 2017 8:42 PM

    Any of you idiots ever been up here in Maine? Deer are everywhere, especially this time of year when the snow starts to melt a bit. Karma has nothing to do with it. It’s called nature. Get out of your compartments in the cities, morons…

  31. theringisthething says: Apr 1, 2017 8:52 PM

    Marshall Faulk and Bart Scott aren’t surprised.

  32. bencoates57 says: Apr 1, 2017 8:57 PM

    If the Falcons had run it three times, a haggard stray dog would not be alive today.

  33. maust1013 says: Apr 1, 2017 9:03 PM

    Pats are brutal on wildlife. Rams, Eagles, Panthers, Hawks, Falcons and now a deer.

  34. polksaladandy says: Apr 1, 2017 9:21 PM

    A nefarious looking man in a white suit arrived at the scene demanding to know if anyone had laid claim to the antlers.

  35. thejesusofcool says: Apr 1, 2017 9:27 PM

    The deer was immediately hustled away by PaTS security team and placed in their witness/ cheating protocol program. Confidental Agreements have been signed. The deer has been named Tammy.

  36. ibillwt says: Apr 1, 2017 9:33 PM

    What’s new? Everything in the pats way has been roadkill since belichick got there.

  37. phinfan says: Apr 1, 2017 9:53 PM

    The Bills just signed it off waivers…

  38. jay25340 says: Apr 1, 2017 10:00 PM

    Well as a Maine resident, that’s apart of living in Maine is watching out for animals. Didn’t help that there was a messy snowstorm yesterday through today. That said I’m glad no one was hurt. I bet that made the State Trooper’s day!

  39. whispersd says: Apr 1, 2017 10:02 PM

    “Any of you idiots ever been up here in Maine? Deer are everywhere, especially this time of year when the snow starts to melt a bit.”

    Maine? Hell I’m in Maryland and we’re overrun by deer. I suspect that it’s a common problem in many states where apex predators have been hunted to near extinction while their prey have been allowed to flourish.

    And the comments about “karma” baffle me. Did this deer do something in a previous life that required him to be hit by a car? When it comes to what’s happening on the gridiron, it seems pretty obvious by now that “karma” is on the side of the Patriots.

  40. youknowiknowitall says: Apr 1, 2017 10:05 PM

    Goodell has a home in Maine. If only …

  41. whispersd says: Apr 1, 2017 10:05 PM

    “Who didn’t want that trophy to go where it was heading? Someone very powerful, I think. Are you a person of faith? What do you think? The all-powerful work in very mysterious ways. ”

    I’m pretty sure that if the “all-powerful” didn’t want the Patriots to win the Super Bowl, they wouldn’t have won. That’s how it works when you’re “all-powerful”.

    You don’t putz around with a deer inconveniencing a car carrying a trophy two months after the fact.

  42. eyeamlegend says: Apr 1, 2017 10:09 PM

    Get Out The Sequel

  43. steelcurtainn says: Apr 1, 2017 10:17 PM

    The curse is on.

  44. diehardfootballfan says: Apr 1, 2017 10:21 PM

    Oh whooooopie!!!!

  45. patsfaninphilly says: Apr 1, 2017 10:27 PM

    Pats signed the deer as an UDFA. They liked that he could take a hit, had a good 40 time and his 3 cone was exceptional…..

  46. timegambit says: Apr 1, 2017 10:33 PM

    In the deer’s defense; the old man behind the wheel had his right signal on for 5 exits.

  47. townie45 says: Apr 1, 2017 10:36 PM

    Superb banter one and all but jonbeck316 wins the prize of the day; classic!

  48. bleedingfacemask says: Apr 1, 2017 11:18 PM

    In the trunk, the officer found seventeen more missing Super Bowl jerseys worn by Tom Brady.

  49. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 1, 2017 11:33 PM

    It was long and skinny with huge ears sticking out and just stood there dazed by the headlights and frozen to the spot. Posthumously it was named head coach of the 49ers.

  50. bert1913 says: Apr 2, 2017 12:13 AM

    if the cars tires we’re properly inflated they could have swerved around that poor deer

  51. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 2, 2017 12:35 AM

    Is it too soon to make jokes about the deer?

  52. linebacker2 says: Apr 2, 2017 3:29 AM

    Does this mean the Buffalo Bills are winning the Super Bowl next season??

  53. pondbridge says: Apr 2, 2017 5:45 AM

    Subsequent reports suggest that the “deer” was instead a rather overweight orange haired man (no, the one who DOESN’T play golf all day at Mar-A-Lago) and that the collision actually took place outside NFL Headquarters at 345 Park Avenue, NYC. The car containing the Lombardi Trophy pursued Goodell on the street and sidewalks on Noo Yawk for 10 minutes before finally nailing that “deer”. Roger that!

  54. 345snarkavenue says: Apr 2, 2017 7:01 AM

    Tonebones says:

    Still kinda spooky though. Who do you think caused the accident? Who didn’t want that trophy to go where it was heading? Someone very powerful, I think. Are you a person of faith? What do you think?

    __________
    The simple fact of the trophy making it to the event discredits the argument you are trying you make.

    Do people think before hitting submit?

  55. exinsidetrader says: Apr 2, 2017 7:26 AM

    Just to be safe, Ray Lewis came by and burned everyone’s clothes.

  56. nflfan12blog says: Apr 2, 2017 7:38 AM

    Putting aside all of the funny comments, and the predictable Pats haters comments; isn’t nice to know that Maine still has a State Police force that will transport someone in an accident to there destination.

    That’s the way it used to be everywhere- not so much anymore.

  57. More Cowbell says: Apr 2, 2017 7:39 AM

    jonbeck316 says:
    Apr 1, 2017 8:00 PM
    If the Falcons had run it three times, that deer would be alive today.

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    Not necessarily. The deer tried a running play and look what happened.

  58. doctorrustbelt says: Apr 2, 2017 8:28 AM

    *Check tire pressure light

  59. redclaw1314 says: Apr 2, 2017 8:46 AM

    Doe your job.

  60. nyneal says: Apr 2, 2017 9:47 AM

    Oh geez. The animal rights activists will go nuts over this one. And Goodell will do another investigation to appease them.
    If you think I’m kidding, remember when Dave Winfield threw a ball from the outfield and it hit a seagull and killed it? The animal activists came out of the walls to cry about that one.
    I had the unfortunate bad luck of having a deer come out of the woods one night and run smack dab in the driver side of my car a couple of years back. It scared the daylights out of me because it sounded like I got hit by a Mack truck. I almost ran off the road, too.
    When I realized what had happened, I turned around and with my headlights I could see the deer was crawling across the road dragging its hind quarters which had gotten under my left rear wheel somehow. It was an awful thing to see. She made it to the side of the road and then laid down and died within a few seconds.
    I felt terrible for the deer until I pulled my car under a street light to assess the damage. The whole side of my car had damage. It cost almost $3000 to repair it. I must admit, I didn’t feel nearly as sorry for the deer after that.

  61. ikeclanton says: Apr 2, 2017 10:30 AM

    This deer did more to get in the way of a Patriots 5th Lombardi than any NFL team did this past season.

  62. pleazenufalready says: Apr 2, 2017 11:16 AM

    No doubt, just another attempt to keep the Pats from getting their due……Deer-gate

  63. steelcurtainn says: Apr 2, 2017 11:21 AM

    Still doesn’t change the fact that new England us known to cheat.

  64. A happy green parrot says: Apr 2, 2017 11:49 AM

    bert1913 says:
    Apr 2, 2017 12:13 AM
    if the cars tires we’re properly inflated they could have swerved around that poor deer

    ————–

    Good point. It was pretty cold in Maine that day.

  65. infectorman says: Apr 2, 2017 11:51 AM

    Still doesn’t change the fact that Pittsburgh is known to cheat

  66. plum54 says: Apr 2, 2017 12:07 PM

    Still doesn’t change the fact that some posters still don’t understand 7th grade science, which is very curious since their team ( Pittsburgh) , was found to have footballs under regulation during a Giants game.

    One would think everyone would now know cold weather causes footballs & tires to lose pressure!!! Even those who slept through the class!

  67. factpurveyor says: Apr 2, 2017 12:27 PM

    steelcurtainn says:
    Apr 2, 2017 11:21 AM

    Still doesn’t change the fact that new England us known to cheat.
    ——————————————————–
    While gullible dupes were busy knowing what Roger Goodell told them to “know” ….. there was one intelligent Steelers fan that decided to test the science.

    That intelligent Steeler fan did tests using a pressure gauge and an NFL football. He filmed the whole thing and posted the video online.
    That video can be found on the popular online video site. Just search for “DEFLATE GATE & WHY SCIENCE SAYS THE PATRIOTS DID NOT TAMPER WITH FOOTBALLS”

  68. factpurveyor says: Apr 2, 2017 12:42 PM

    steelcurtainn says:
    Apr 2, 2017 11:21 AM

    Still doesn’t change the fact that new England us known to cheat.
    ————————————————————–
    Comments from Patriot detractors often demonstrate that Patriot detractors are constrained to the parroting of lame and tired “cheating” nonsense, abounding from an inexhaustible reservoir of stupidity.

    The NFL refuses to release the PSI information that was collected during the 2015 season because even dimwits might understand that nobody deflated footballs after seeing data showing that footballs always lose PSI when it’s cold.

  69. rc33 says: Apr 2, 2017 9:01 PM

    Another suicide by a deer that took the Falcons to cover. Why’s the media not talking about this?

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