New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman may be making bank now, but back in the day, he was just a kid with a dream. A dream that seemed a little unrealistic to some of his teachers.
Edelman recently took to Twitter to share a letter he received from one such teacher, apologizing for ever doubting the young boy in their English class.
The letter reads:
"I’m not sure you’ll remember me: I was your teacher for your English 100 class at CSM in the spring of 2006. I’ve been wanting to write to you for, oh, what seems like a thousand years, to apologize to you for a flippant comment I made to you that semester. You may not even remember it, but I’ve felt bad about it for years. You had made some comment about 'going to the league,' and I said something about setting realistic goals, about how few people successfully enter the ranks of the professional athlete, blah, blah, blah. I don’t think it fazed you, frankly, but whenever I think back on it, I feel terrible, not because you proved me wrong, but because I stupidly voiced and uneducated opinion that implied I had disdain for your passion for the game. I think it was early in the semester, before I knew you, but how I could ever have doubted your tenacity and grit is beyond me! Again, I doubt you’ve even thought about it twice, but even so, I am sorry for wedging my foot so firmly in my mouth that day."
"Set your goals high," Edelman wrote alongside a photo of the letter. "Do whatever it takes to achieve them." And it seems to have inspired some Twitter commenters, too.
At least they can admit their mistake.