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Patriots safety Patrick Chung on putting a stop to bullying

The player, who joins other local pro athletes in the new Boston vs. Bullies campaign, talks about the goodness of goofiness.

I’ve never been bullied, but I’VE SEEN KIDS GET BULLIED. I’ve seen guys who want to be tough and pick on smaller guys. Some guys bully so they can have power or seem “cool,” but it makes you look like an idiot.

I’m Chinese-Jamaican. I was born in Jamaica, left when I was 9 or 10, and went to California. I had a different accent, and people couldn’t really understand me. PEOPLE MADE FUN OF ME, not bullying, but it hurt just to get made fun of. So I can imagine what being bullied feels like.

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