June 16, 2018
“Do Your Job” has long been associated with the New England Patriots as a call for teammates to deliver their best effort on the playing field. Now the phrase takes on new and broader meaning, as three Patriot players assume the job of questioning candidates who are running for Suffolk County district attorney.
The players — special teams captain Matthew Slater, safety and cocaptain Devin McCourty and his twin brother, cornerback Jason McCourty — are scheduled to moderate a June 19 event at the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Dorchester. The overall goal is admirable: to address social justice issues beyond the symbolism of taking a knee during the national anthem. In this case, it will also bring much-needed extra attention to an important local race.