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Chris Godwin Recounts Losing Cellphone in Water at Bucs’ Super Bowl Parade

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin, front, celebrates as tight end Tanner Hudson raises the Vince Lombardi trophy during a celebration of their Super Bowl 55 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs with a boat parade, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers engaged in a joyous, raucous and eventful Super Bowl LV celebration on Wednesday, with festivities including a boat parade, quarterback Tom Brady throwing the Lombardi Trophy from boat to boat and wide receiver Scotty Miller accidentally dropping wideout Chris Godwin’s cellphone in the Hillsborough River.

Godwin was asked about the last event on Good Morning Football on Friday and gave his take on what went down, via Nick Shook of NFL.com:

“Honestly, it made the whole memory a lot better.

“We were on top of the boat, on the front of the boat, and it’s a little wobbly, right? So I thought Scotty was gonna fall into the water. I brought my phone out because I was about to go live, and I feel him about to fall, so I go to stop him and his back hit the phone out of my hand and I watched it fall in.

“I’m looking at the police officers that are right next to us, and everyone is like ‘Ohh!’ And I’m like, ‘not oh, get somebody (to) get my phone!’ It dove way too fast, man. It was over for as soon as it hit the water.”

Miller also gave his recollection of the event to Pat McAfee:

Pat McAfee @PatMcAfeeShow

“He tossed it to me but I only like catching the deep ball, I don’t like those short ones”

#GoBucs @MillerTime___10 on being blamed for losing @CGtwelve_’s phone #PatMcAfeeShowLIVE https://t.co/vUOLOOwqty

Godwin pleaded to Verizon to hook him up with a new phone while on fellow wideout and teammate Mike Evans’ Instagram Live:

Grace Remington @GraceRemiWTSP

On Mike Evans’ IG Live, Chris Godwin begs Verizon for a new phone. He says Scotty Miller dropped his phone in the Hillsborough River #GoBucs https://t.co/FaqRS4oK30

Verizon apparently came through, with Godwin revealing on Instagram Live (h/t TMZ Sports) that he now has a new iPhone.    

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