As fun as it was to make fun of the New York Jets for seemingly throwing Dont’a Hightower a birthday party on his free-agent visit, more details have emerged from the linebacker’s trip to Florham Park, N.J.
The cupcakes given to Hightower on his 27th birthday came from a “well-intentioned secretary,” The New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta reported Monday.
“It was a simple gesture by a nice lady that got twisted into something much bigger,” Mehta wrote.
Mehta also reported the Jets didn’t withdraw their contract offer to Hightower after the results from the linebacker’s physical came in. They likely would have lowered their five-year, $62 million offer to Hightower, however, according to Mehta.
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