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