The New England Patriots initially had to postpone their pre-draft press conference, which was scheduled for Tuesday, following the tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon. Now, with nearly all of Boston being on lockdown, the date has once again been pushed back.
The Patriots announced their decision to postpone today’s date in a statement.
“Due to the developing events of today, the Patriots have respectfully postponed their pre-draft press conference that was scheduled at Gillette Stadium today and will now hold the press conference on Monday, April 22 at 12:00 p.m,” the team said in a statement released.
It is a move that needed to be made.
With everything that is going on around the area right now, it would be insensitive and unreasonable for the Patriots to hold their pre-draft press conference.
In times like these, sports can seem irrelevant, especially when your direct community is at the center of a manhunt for a man responsible of injuring and killing innocent people.