The Patriot’s Superbowl trophy, which is on a public appearance tour following February’s comeback overtime win over the Falcons in Super Bowl LI, was a passenger in a car that struck a deer on Friday night in Maine.
A team employee was behind the wheel when his vehicle hit the animal in Fairfield.
The trophy made it to its scheduled stop at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine on Saturday, as confirmed by the team’s Twitter account.
Maine State Police posted a picture of trooper Tyler Maloon, who shared a message on the department’s Facebook page after giving the employee and trophy a ride after the accident.
“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!”
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