Patriots Coach Turns Down Medal Of Freedom

(Foxboro, MA)--New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick will not be accepting the Presidential Medal of Freedom.In an announcement made Monday, Belichick said he was flattered by the offer.He cited the tragic events of last week, suggesting the siege on the Capitol by President Trump's supporters, but did not say as much.He said continuing the efforts of social justice, equality, and human rights "while remaining true to the people, team and country I love outweigh the benefits of any individual award."

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