Monday, April 15, 2013

Ex-Patriot Andruzzi helps victims at bombing scene


Footage from the twin bombings at the Boston Marathon Monday showed countless public servants, volunteers and spectators helping victims in any way they could.

One of those fearless individuals turned out to be former New England Patriots offensive lineman Joe Andruzzi.

As chairman of a cancer research foundation and a cancer survivor himself, Andruzzi's foundation sponsored a team for Monday's race. After the bombings occurred, however, Andruzzi was seen carrying an injured woman away from the blast site, as reported by Comcast SportsNet's website. A more detailed photo can be seen via Twitter.

Andruzzi played nine seasons in the NFL, five with the Patriots. He became a well-known figure in the league following the events on Sept. 11, as three of his brothers were FDNY fireman and first responders, each surviving the attacks. Andruzzi helped lead New England to a Super Bowl win that season. 

The most recent reports at the time of this post confirmed that at least three were dead and more than were 140 injured in Monday's bombings, this according to CNN. The attack is reportedly being called a "terror event," though whether the source is foreign or domestic is still under investigation. 

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