Pat Maroon responds to Bruins broadcaster’s fat jokes with charitable move

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Oct 11, 2022; New York, New York, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Pat Maroon (14) watches from the bench during the second period against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Bruins broadcaster Jack Edwards, who is no stranger to making uncouth remarks, is under criticism for comments about Pat Maroon’s weight.

During the Bruins game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Edwards joked that Maroon has probably had a few pizzas between the start of camp and now.

“Inadvertent fasting for Pat Maroon is like fours hours without a meal,” Edwards laughed. “But three cups in a row, so who can argue with his formula?”

Pat Maroon takes the high road

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Sep 28, 2020; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Patrick Maroon (14) hoists the Stanley Cup after the Lightning defeat the Dallas Stars in game six of the 2020 Stanley Cup Final at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Maroon, 34, is listed at 6-3 and 238 pounds. He has 4 assists in 22 games for the Tampa Bay Lightning this season.

In response to Edwards jokes, Maroon took to social media to make an announcement and a $2000 donation to people struggling with mental health, bullying, and body image in the name of Jack Edwards.

In support of those struggling with mental health, bullying and body image I am making a 2,000 donation in the name of @realjackedwards to @TampaBayThrives and I encourage @TBLightning and @NHL fans to join me. Donate here: http://Tampabaylightning.com/donate

Captain Steven Stamkos responded with “Well done Patty… Donating Now!”

Earlier in the day, former NHL star Bobby Ryan had some comments for Edwards as well.

“Pat Maroon doesn’t care about Jack Edwards. He’s been “fat Pat” since we were 7 years old,” he tweeted. “He has three cups, a bunch of money, and a beautiful family. My tweet lasted longer than his thoughts about some announcer calling him big. He’s the big rig. Doesn’t change his day!”

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