Nashville Mayor pays back Preds’ fan who mailed catfish to NHL offices

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After a Goodlettsville woman mailed a catfish to the NHL offices in Toronto, Mayor David Briley thanked Smashville’s new hero in a special way.  

While at work Friday, the mayor surprised Briley Meeks with a check for $141.75 – the amount it cost to mail the catfish to Toronto. 

“I’m here to reimburse you $141.75 on behalf of all of Nashville’s Predator’s fans for what you did on behalf of the city,” Mayor Briley said. 

A surprised Meeks told him, “You don’t have to do that!” 

The mayor though insisted, saying, “I know. I know I didn’t have to. We just wanted to say thank you. I see people want to cheer you on. So thank you on behalf of all Preds’ fans.” 

Meeks sent the dead catfish the NHL offices after a questionable call was made against the hometown team.  Late Friday, she said she had received a call from the NHL employee who got the package. 

In a tweet she said, “He said he thought it was hilarious. I’m so glad he thought it was funny, too.” 

Meeks added she’s no bandwagon fan and was taken to the team’s inaugural game in Nashville as a child.

The Nashville Predators clinched the division Thursday night in their win over the Capitols. Along with the win, they captured the Western Conference regular season title and the President’s Trophy. 

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