New England Patriot and former LSU and Donaldsonville Tiger Jarvis Green found himself in a heap of a mess last week after comments made to a newspaper.

New England Patriot and former LSU and Donaldsonville Tiger Jarvis Green found himself in a heap of a mess last week after comments made to a newspaper.

Green participated in the Pro Football Combine Camp at Nicholls State University’s John L.?Guidry Stadium recently and talked about his run to two Super Bowl championships with the Patriots, his restaurant in his hometown of Donaldsonville, La., Eli Manning’s completion to David Tyree in Super Bowl XLII in which Manning eluded he and others, the upcoming season, the weather and well, the Saints.

It seems Green made some kind of comment that may have been misconstrued by the reporter about Green perhaps wanting to finish his career in New Orleans if it allows.

Green was quoted saying, “This is my last year with the Patriots. I’d love to come home and finish off as a Saint.”

The New England media didn’t take to kindly to the words, and Green was forced to tell the Boston Globe, “I don’t think I said it like that.”

In comments said to the Globe, it is construed that it is Green’s dream to play for the Saints because he is from Louisiana and at the same time it is his dream to retire with the Patriots.

His agent went on to clarify that Green wants an extension with the Patriots and that is probably where offense was taken by his original comments. Green is entering the final year of his contract and it seems obvious that the statement of it being his last year with the Patriots was misconstrued.

I am sure Green meant this is the last year of my contract with the Patriots no matter how it came out or was written.

However other comments about the weather in New England, his involvement in his restaurant and obtaining tickets for family when the Patriots play at the Saints make it clear that Green still considers Louisiana a big part of his life and if not home, definitely somewhere he wouldn’t mind spending summer months in. And because of that it just makes sense to hypothetically want to play for the team closest, the Saints, if the situation should arise.

Was his misconstrued comments overblown? Without a doubt. In his clarifications,  Green said “Me being from Louisiana and playing at LSU and all that, you say it would be a dream to play for the Saints,”  and whose 8-year-old’s dream while playing backyard football in south Louisiana is not to play for the Saints?

Green’s agent believes he has seven to eight more years left in his career, and if that is true, who really knows whose uniform Green will be wearing.

But one thing is for sure. No one can take away his two Super Bowl rings, and no one can take away his memories of growing up in Louisiana. They are forever etched in history.

Peter Silas Pasqua writes for the Weekly Citizen in Gonzales, La.