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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Lions’ Darius Slay had funny reaction to intercepting Tom Brady

Darius Slay

Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay had one of the biggest plays of his team’s Sunday night win over the New England Patriots, and it’s a memory he won’t soon forget.

Slay intercepted Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the fourth quarter of the 26-10 Lions victory, a turnover that didn’t clinch the victory but all but wiped out New England’s realistic chances of making a comeback. Slay, as it turned out, was mentally ready to make the interception, and he even has some memorabilia that he wants Brady to autograph.

“I saw that thing, I said, ‘Ooooh, I have me one,'” Slay said, via Chris Burke of The Athletic. “I was already thinking, ‘It’s from the GOAT? I get this from the GOAT?’ When he done and retired, I’m gonna keep that ball and … I’m gonna ask him to sign it. He’s the GOAT and there’s nothing like having the GOAT’s signature on your picked ball. I doubt if he’d do it, but if he do want to do it, I would gladly send it to him so he could sign that thing.”

Slay is a confident corner, but even he’s a bit awed at picking off someone of Brady’s caliber. Given how good a win it was for Detroit, this one will stick with him.

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