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Patriots do right by Conn. middle schoolers

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  May 12, 2010 11:52 PM

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So we all remember the story last week when the Patriots were falsely blamed for leaving some middle schoolers on Connecticut in the lurch -- when school officials were expecting a player visit they were never promised for participating in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, kids were disappointed...right?

Well even though it wasn't their responsibility -- the New England Dairy & Food Council claimed blame -- the Pats made it up to the kids and staff at Lebanon Middle School in a major way on Wednesday: Bill Belichick and Dan Koppen traveled to visit the kids and brought Pat Patriot along for good measure.

Here's a clip of the festivities...and kudos to the Patriots for going out of their way to correct a mixup they weren't responsible for causing.

(Photo from the Patriots' Twitter feed.)

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