Blake Bortles provides meals for first responders in Jacksonville
Over the years the term Bortlin’ has been ripe with negative connotations. But that should change in perpetuity given his heartwarming actions following the tragic shooting at a Madden event in Jacksonville on Saturday.
As first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Bortles provided meals near the site of the shooting for first responders, along with a handwritten note.
Jaguars QB Blake Bortles and his foundation are providing meals for first responders working at Jacksonville Landing. Bortles wrote a note to first responders in JAX. He paid for meals for everyone on scene at Jacksonville Landing. pic.twitter.com/qwIwfLj87d
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 27, 2018
The Blake Bortles Foundation funded meals at Mambo’s Cuban Cafe in two different shifts. Saturday’s mass shooting at Jacksonville’s Landing left 2 dead and 10 injured. The two men senselessly killed were Elijah Clayton, a 22-year old former high school football player and 28-year-old Taylor Robertson who won the Madden Tournament two years ago.
Jaguars owner Shad Khan issued this statement following the shooting:
Statement from our owner Shad Khan: pic.twitter.com/06dDq1uFaz
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) August 26, 2018