Julian Edelman’s Teacher Apologizes For Doubting Him In Letter
Apparently Edelman's doubters included his english teachers back in school.
The Patriots' star wideout entered the league with a lot of question marks. There were plenty of people that didn't expect him to be much, but Edels was already used to the doubters by that time.
A former english teacher of his had some questions about whether or not Edelman was setting "realistic goals," when he said he'd play in the NFL. Well that teacher was certainly proven wrong and wrote him a letter to formally apologize. Edelman tweeted out a picture of the letter.
The letter reads:
June 14, 2017,
I'm not sure you'll remember me: I was your teacher for your English 100 class at CSM in the spring of 2006. I've been wanting to write to you for, oh, what seems like a thousand years, to apologize to you for a flippant comment I made to you that semester. You may not even remember it, but I've felt bad about it for years. You had made some comment about "going to the league," and I said something about setting realistic goals, about how few people successfully enter the ranks of the professional athlete, blah, blah, blah. I don't think it fazed you, frankly, but whenever I think back on it, I feel terrible, not because you proved me wrong, but because I stupidly voiced and uneducated opinion that implied I had distain for your passion for the game. I think it was early in the semester, before I knew you, but how I could ever have doubted your tenacity and grit is beyond me! Again, I doubt you've even thought about it twice, but even so, I am sorry for wedging my foot so firmly in my mouth that day.