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Green Bay Packers star wide receiver Jordy Nelson will be one of the NFL's premiere players who temporarily swears his allegiance to the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX.

Nelson spoke to 620 WTMJ, a local radio station in Wisconsin about the big game and said  the following, according to Molly Geary of Sports Illustrated:

"I'll probably be rooting for the Patriots to be honest with you," Nelson said. "Things haven't gone well when we've played in Seattle, so I prefer if the Patriots won."

Nelson's Packers, of course, lost in heartbreaking fashion to the Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game just a few weeks ago after outplaying the defending Super Bowl champions for much of the afternoon. Nelson was responsible for catching the football on the infamous onside kick that was botched by tight end Brandon Bostick.

The ball never reached Nelson, as Bostick blew his blocking assignment and instead went up to try and make the play. I wouldn't be surprised if more Packers players were rooting for the Patriots, even if they don't say it publicly.

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Jesse Gaunce 1/26/2015 02:00:00 PM Edit

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