Malcolm Jenkins Spots 'Front-Runner' Stephen Curry on Patriots' SB LII Sideline

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistFebruary 8, 2018

In the midst of Super Bowl LII, Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins did not appreciate seeing Stephen Curry on the New England Patriots sideline.

"See, I knew I didn't like Steph Curry," Jenkins said before calling the Golden State Warriors star a "front-runner."

Curry is an avid Carolina Panthers fan who banged their "Keep Pounding" drum before Super Bowl 50. The Charlotte native told ESPN's Rachel Nichols that he's "really serious" about joining a group to bid for the franchise's ownership.

Jenkins appears to have mistaken Curry's intent. His red sweatshirt was not in support of the Patriots, but rather the Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis. The school explained his clothing choice and invited him to a game.

Per NBC Sports Authentic's Kerith Burke, Curry was pulling for the Eagles despite standing on the Patriots sideline.  

A tweet from his friend, Bryant Barr, appears to validate this claim.  

If anything, one could argue Curry was behaving in a front-running capacity by cheering for the NFC champions. Perhaps he merely wanted payback for New England's Super Bowl XXXVIII victory over Carolina.  

[The Checkdown]  

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