Legendary NFL Coach Bill Bellichick Refuses Presidential Medal of Freedom Award from President Trump

The legendary coach of the New England Patriots stunned many observers on Tuesday by refusing to accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded to him by President Trump.

Bellichick reportedly snubbed the President due to the attack on the Capitol building last Wednesday, the blame for which he seems to be laying at the feet of President Trump.

As ESPN reports:

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Monday he will not “move forward” with the Presidential Medal of Freedom that Donald Trump planned to present to him on Thursday.

Belichick explained his decision in a statement:

“Recently I was offered the opportunity to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which I was flattered by out of respect for what the honor represents and admiration for prior recipients. Subsequently, the tragic events of last week occurred and the decision has been made not to move forward with the award.

“Above all, I am an American citizen with great reverence for our nation’s values, freedom and democracy. I know I also represent my family and the New England Patriots team. One of the most rewarding things in my professional career took place in 2020 when, through the great leadership within our team, conversations about social justice, equality and human rights moved to the forefront and became actions.

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mike
mike
10 days ago

He is nothing but a cheater anyway. Does not deserve it.

ANT-NEE
ANT-NEE
10 days ago
Reply to  mike

YOUR RIGHT MIKE. NOTHING BUT A CHEATER WHO DOESN’T HAVE A HAIR ON HIS ASS. ARE YOU ASCARED BILLY BOY??????

jjjjj
jjjjj
10 days ago

Well Belichick, you have shown your true colors and shame on you. President Trump IS NOT responsible for what happened in DC. Did you hold the dim party responsible for the radical attacks that burned down cities, attacked people, police and took over entire cities? NO, I think not!

Bob M
Bob M
10 days ago
Reply to  jjjjj

Hey DUMB ASS, why don’t you open your eyes and look at the truth??? If you hadn’t noticed, 90% of the bone head rioters were Antifa or those idiot BLM ✊🏿 BRAIN DEAD PROTESTERS!

Rastus
Rastus
10 days ago
Reply to  jjjjj

I lost all respect for the man.

Christopher Mcgrath
Christopher Mcgrath
10 days ago
Reply to  jjjjj

Trump created it, yes he is responsible for the riot.

True American
True American
10 days ago

My My how did a comrade enter this conversation ?

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
10 days ago

Hey, his team represents Mass and other liberal PC states of the Northeast. What else should we expect?

JCE
JCE
10 days ago

Bellichick just screwed himself. This must be the only undeserving POS Trump singled out for honor !

BIGJIM613
10 days ago

He does not deserve the medal for all of the times he had his team cheat. He is a CHEAT and does not deserve the medal.; So the hell with him.

Christopher Mcgrath
Christopher Mcgrath
10 days ago
Reply to  BIGJIM613

But Trump LOVES cheats, because he himself is a big cheat and liar.

Doug Moret
Doug Moret
10 days ago

Well, you obviously would know….

True American
True American
10 days ago

What is that odor I smell ?

Louie Rey
Louie Rey
10 days ago

He’s a conservative so I don’t think that Biden will award him that honor so if he’s not going to accept it with Donald Trump as President he’ll never receive the honor. Oh well, so be it. I think a HUGE percentage of NFL fans don’t think he should actually be awarded that honor due to some of his nefarious actions.

kappelvo
kappelvo
10 days ago
Reply to  Louie Rey

Possibly King Louie will award him a bigger honor ( the queen’s panties ).

Poor White Boy
10 days ago

Another piss ant following the Commie crowd so he won’t have to go to concentration camp for believing in honesty, truth, decency and fair elections. May he rot in Hell.

David J Trask
David J Trask
10 days ago

what a bunch of sanctimonious back pedaling pile of horse manure. And the incident as he calls it is an expression of the 4th amendment. It is time to go back and take care of your own malfeasances, of which there are many.

Daniel Quigley
Daniel Quigley
10 days ago

Sticky it up your ass belichick. Sadly you will always be known as a cheater. Hoping you never see the playoffs again

Oul
Oul
10 days ago

He just helped the NFL go down the tubes.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
10 days ago

I dumped the NFL when it began its worship of Kaepernick and the many other America hating followers. As a consequence, I don’t keep up. Does Bellichick still eavesdrop on visiting team communications? Does he still under and over inflate balls to gain an advantage? Cheating and hypocritically insulting opponents seems to come natural for socialists.

True American
True American
10 days ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

DITTO ! !

Sus
Sus
10 days ago

Who cares? There’s plenty of regular Americans I know of who deserve the medal! Football legends are paid well enough and from what I’ve seen the last few years I’m sure this coach knows he or his league does not deserve the medal. Trump will be fine too! Biden not so much. Gas in Michigan is going up in price and the North Korean leader is already mouthing off. Good luck to the cheaters of the world !

Pissed Off American
Pissed Off American
10 days ago

HIS LOSS! DON’T CARE! Go play with your BLM thugs and leave the rest of us alone to do something more enjoyable than watch a bunch of overpaid crybabies disrespect the rest of us. “SCREW Yourself and your team”. Haven’t watch pro sports for 30+ years and don’t care. No getting my money for your BS.

Claire
Claire
10 days ago

Biden or his cohorts probably already contacted Belechik and told him not to worry that once Biden was in office they would award him this medal anyway. I do not put anything past the Democrats right now. Bunch of liars and cheats.

Bernie 99
Bernie 99
10 days ago

Bellyaching Belichick says he has “great reverence for our nation’s values”. That includes lying and cheating. Sounds like a Joe “Bite Me” Biden kinda’ guy.

NANCY DINGELDEY
10 days ago

Gee…maybe because of cnsorship the good coach is only getting one side of the sotry…or maybe he found it necessary to bend from pressure from those who think they know it all.

Poor White Boy
10 days ago

“Before beginning impeachment efforts on Tuesday, Pelosi asked Vice President Mike Pence and Trump’s cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove the president from power, a request the vice president said he won’t entertain.” ……
 Oh it’s okay for Pig to ask the VP to remove the President for her own devices, but it was unlawful for President Trump to ask the Secretary of State of Georgia to do a recount of ballots due to massive inconsistencies in the Elections. This is Communism 101 and they are coming for our freedoms and rights and they have the MSM and now big tech in their pockets as they now have DIRT on every one of them, have paid them off and/or threatened their lives and that of their families…….tactics learned from the Clinton’s

Poor White Boy
10 days ago

Wow I am being censored already

Poor White Boy
10 days ago

Posting too quickly also wow this must be a Commie site as mu=y post do not show. So how am I posting too quickly if you are censoring it?

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
10 days ago

People, please, please STOP WATCHING professional sports. These idiots DO NOT deserve our support. NONE OF THEM!
I’m greatly disappointed that he refused to accept. His statement nearly got me throwing up.
COWARD!

True American
True American
10 days ago

Already have.

Tony Winters
Tony Winters
10 days ago

I never understood why anyone in their right mind could even care what any kind of celebrity says or thinks if they are actually capable of rational thought. Most so-called Movie Stars only made it out of high school by the skin of their teeth and most athletes, especially football players can hardly string together enough words to make a coherant sentence. So why would anyone care what they have to say?

Joe K.
Joe K.
10 days ago

Hey Bill you did not deserve the award in the first place. So no big deal from my point of view.

Marina
Marina
10 days ago

The NFL is dead he just nail them.
This is the next path forward, first block twitter and facebook from your internet provider, the state of Idaho internet provider blocked them both. 

 Tech bubble is imminent, close tweeter, FB, Instagram accounts, dump their stock if own any from your IRA, 401K check your mutual funds that have Twitter or FB included, Twitter down again, dump before they go to zero, stop buying from Amazon, buy direct from the mom’s and pop’s stores near you, don’t wait DO IT TODAY .

Kenneth Barr
Kenneth Barr
10 days ago

May your team sink so low, you will get 1st pick in a near future nfl lottery!!

Eddie
Eddie
10 days ago

Mr. Bellichick must be a wise man to realize that he doesn’t deserve such an honor. The President should find a civil servant to bestow such an honor to.

Joe
Joe
9 days ago

He and his team were nothing but a bunch of cheaters, he surely doesn’t deserve it, and is a scared chickenshit, of what, flack he might receive, go bury your head up your wassoo, where it belongs.

Eliot
Eliot
9 days ago

This is what Americans do….
You join in on what you think “everyone” else is doing.
If everyone else has a widescreen TV, you do the same.
And if you’re going to be mocked, ridiculed and lose your job & reputation for NOT having a widescreen TV…..guess what? You’re going to get a widescreen TV too so you can be like everyone else.
Very simple……and VERY, VERY AMERIKAN!!!!!

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