Patriots DE Justin Herron drops new truth bomb about woman he saved from being sexually assaulted
New England Patriots defensive end Justin Herron has made a shocking revelation about the sexual assault he prevented from happening in March.
Herron was doing some workout routines in Tempe’s Kiwanis Park in Arizona during a Saturday morning when he saw a 71-year-old woman being harassed by a homeless man. The Patriots right tackle quickly intervened and took down the perpetrator, pinning him to down the ground before help arrived.
In a recent talk with ESPN, Herron, who is still a bit uncomftable speaking about the subject, recalled that there was “one moment” at the time, that he didn’t want to put into details, that signaled something “bad” is happening.
The Patriots lineman added that he and the victim had an eye-to-eye contact and that’s the time he “felt” like he should do something about it.
“There was a moment that I don’t really want to get into,” Herron recounted. “There was just one moment when I realized how bad it was, but I don’t want to talk about it. It’s private. I saw her. And she saw me. And I think… I felt like when I got there…we had a moment of eye contact. And then…the situation did de-escalate quickly and then it stopped, right there and then.”
The victim, who wanted to stay anonymous, was still grateful for Herron’s heroic act.
“People need to know what an amazing person Justin is,” the woman told ESPN. “He couldn’t have known if that man had a weapon. He just did it spontaneously. Justin has given me hope for the rest of my life. I love him for it.”