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Exclusive: Luke Kuechly’s text to NaVorro Bowman after winning DPOY

The 2013 AP Defensive Player of the Year winner was announced today, and the trophy (if there is one) went to Carolina Panthers star Luke Kuechly.

KuechlyVoting results

  1. Luke Kuechly: 19
  2. Robert Mathis: 11.5
  3. Earl Thomas: 7.5
  4. Richard Sherman: 4
  5. J.J. Watt: 2

So much for my prediction that Kuechly and Bowman would split the “premier middle linebacker vote” and Robert Mathis would take home the award. But I received a consolation prize in the form of a leaked text that Kuechly sent NaVorro Bowman after hearing the results.

So far Kuechly hasn’t decided whether or not to post a screenshot of the text on his Instagram page (@kuechlemore), but there are some nice sentiments here.

You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have. It’s weird and it sucks that I robbed you. I was going to call you, but I’ve heard you’re still in agonizing pain after tearing two knee ligaments. (How the hell did you hold onto the ball, btw?) Anyway you know what it is. Congrats on this year and your team beating the living snot out of us in the playoffs. Appreciate you as a player and as a friend. Much love

2013 numbers (regular season)

Luke Kuechly: 156 tackles, 2 sacks, 11 passes defensed, 4 INT, 0 QB hits, 8 QB hurries, 14 MT, 61 stops, 7.7 PFF rating

NaVorro Bowman: 145 tackles, 5 sacks, 2 INT, 1 TD, 9 PD, 4 FF, 2 FR, 3 QB hits, 14 QB hurries, 1 BP, 12 MT, 67 stops, 20.0 PFF rating

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auburnreality
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auburnreality

BASportsGuy lol

pm230831
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pm230831

BASportsGuy if thats real its awesome

sayonaraML
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sayonaraML

BASportsGuy What idiots vote for this? Bowman not even in the top 5? Think they’ve already legalized weed and (voters) smoked some.

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pm230831 100% fake

pm230831
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pm230831

BASportsGuy lol I figured but could u imagine…

SportsAnxiety
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SportsAnxiety

BASportsGuy Did Kuechly say he won because he is white?

BASportsGuy
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SportsAnxiety Why you gotta pull the race card, man? smh

SportsAnxiety
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SportsAnxiety

BASportsGuy looking out for 5the underrepresented, I guess.

tdgreer42
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tdgreer42

49erDefenseWins Looked real to me

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49erDefenseWins

tdgreer42 In the comments the Bay Area Sports Guy admits it was a fake. Funny, nonetheless..

hatch86
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hatch86

This so called text was taken from a text Macklemore sent to Kendrick Llamar after the Grammys. The beginning is word for word the same… FAKE!

tdgreer42
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tdgreer42

49erDefenseWins Well now I feel pretty stupid thought it was a nice gesture oh who’s to say he doesn’t really feel like that sorry 49erfam1

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tdgreer42 Pretty genius publicity stunt.

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49erDefenseWins YEA IT REALLY FOOLED ME AT LEAST ALL OF US DIE HARD 49ERS FAMILY KNOW NBowman53 DESERVED IT MORE GET WELL SOON WE MISS U!

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tdgreer42 NBowman53 Yeah. Zero votes is a travesty. East coast bias ruins sports at times.

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tdgreer42

49erDefenseWins NBowman53 I’m right there with u my friend I know we deserved a lot more then that but at least we know r 49ERS ARE BEST!!

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I’d say the voting block looks like a bunch of Kuechly fan boys.  Didn’t expect Bow to win, but it’s an embarrassment that he didn’t get a single vote.

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@hatch86  How did you crack the code?

MadSports8
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BASportsGuy that article was what prompted the tweet. THAT TEXT LOOKS AN AWFUL LOT LIKE THE ONE YOU LINKED IN THE ARTICLE. #BAGOFLIES

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MadSports8 The comment from hatch86 was priceless

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