STEPHENTOWN, N.Y. (WNYT) - The former National Football League player whose house was trashed by hundreds of partying teenagers on Labor Day weekend invited them all to a picnic Saturday to clean up the mess and honor veterans.
Brian Holloway, a Pro Bowl offensive lineman who played for the Patriots and Raiders, told NewsChannel 13 only four of the estimated 300 party-goers showed up to accept responsibility for their actions.
"That showing was a failing grade, but what we did was celebrate and acknowledge the four that did come," Holloway said.
Cousins Mikaela Byrnes and Ricky Nelson, of Waterford, are two of the teens who came forward. Both were prominently featured in pictures and Tweets that went viral after the August 31 party, which happened while Holloway was at his other home in Florida.
The sixteen year-olds said they swept floors and washed windows at Holloway's house Saturday. They also picked up many of the beer bottles and cans strewn on the wooded, 200-acre property off Route 43.
"I came back to clear my conscience, say 'I'm sorry' to him in person, shake his hand," Nelson said. "I bought him an apology card, and gave that to him from me and Mikaela."
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