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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Malcolm Jenkins mistakenly called Steph Curry a ‘frontrunner’ at Super Bowl

Malcolm Jenkins was not happy when he saw NBA superstar Stephen Curry standing near the Patriots sideline wearing a red sweatshirt prior to Super Bowl LII, but the Eagles defensive back may owe curry an apology after he called the two-time MVP a “frontrunner.”

The “SoundFX” footage from the Super Bowl was released this week, and one entertaining exchange showed Jenkins telling a teammate he “knew I didn’t like Steph Curry.” At the time, Curry was standing with some Patriots fans.

As it turns out, Curry is not a frontrunner at all. While he grew up in Charlotte and is a diehard Panthers fan, he had actually gone on record as saying he was rooting for the underdog Eagles to beat the Patriots.

And after the Eagles pulled off the win, one of Curry’s longtime friends — a Pats fan — said he could’t wait to get away from Curry so he could stop listening to “fly Eagles fly!”

So why the red sweatshirt? That was just a coincidence, as Curry was not trying to wear Patriots red. If you look closely, you can see that his hoodie said “Minnehaha Academy” across the front, which is a school that has one of the top boys’ basketball programs in the state of Minnesota.

You can understand why it looked like Curry was rooting for New England, but Jenkins simply didn’t have all of the information. Fortunately, the misunderstanding didn’t lead to Curry finding his way onto Eagles offensive lineman Jason Kelce’s epic you-know-what list that he rattled off on Thursday.

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