Danny Shelton’s trade to the New England Patriots had some extra meaning.
On Instagram this weekend, Shelton shared a photograph of himself at his fathers grave in Massachusetts that provided a reunion between the two for the first time in seven years.
His father, Gaston Shelton, passed away in 2008 when Danny was just 15 years old.
In an interview with CLNS Media’s Mike Petraglia, Danny provided some backstory to his Instagram posting.
“The last time I was out here in Boston was 2011 for a family reunion,” Shelton recalled. “My dad’s side of my family is Peruvian and we haven’t really been in touch with them during my childhood. In 2011 we had the opportunity to have a family reunion and we also had the opportunity to go up to his gravesite, so that was the last time I had seen my dad’s gravesite.
“It was really just heartwarming to be there. It was a crazy story because all of the cemeteries were closed and I couldn’t get a hold of anyone to help me find my dad’s grave. Luckily, my oldest brother has great memory and all I had to do was use FaceTime and show him where I was and he got me to my dad’s gravesite and we were able to take photos and take him flowers.”
Posted Under: 2018 Patriots Offseason
Tags: Danny Shelton