Police: Vince Wilfork Pulled Woman From Flipped Car After Patriots’ Win


January 19, 2015

Vince Wilfork’s best play Sunday night might have come off the field.

The Massachusetts State Police said Monday that the New England Patriots defensive tackle helped rescue a woman from an overturned Jeep after the team’s AFC Championship Game win.

State troopers responded to reports of an overturned vehicle on Route 1 in Foxboro shortly before 1 a.m. ET. When they reached the scene, Wilfork was next to the vehicle checking on the driver, according to police.

Mary Ellen Brooks, the driver of the Jeep, couldn’t get out of the vehicle. A state trooper held the drivers door open, and Wilfork reached in and pulled her out with one hand.

Police said Brooks then was placed under arrest and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Wilfork downplayed his role in the situation Monday.

?I don?t want anything from it,? Wilfork said in the Patriots’ locker room. ?If I saw that a million times, I?d do it a million times, no matter what the situation might be. Luckily my wife and I were able to actually help and be there when it happened and get her to safety.?

Wilfork wasn?t concerned about putting himself in danger.

?My job right then and there was to help the person in the car,? he said.

Thumbnail photo via Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports Images

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