Belichick Declines Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump

Belichick (once an enthusiastic supporter of Donald Trump) declining to accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom
-A +A

Photo: YouTube

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick (once an enthusiastic supporter of Donald Trump) has announced his decision in declining to accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which Donald Trump had intended to present to him.

Belichick's decision came in light of Trump's insurrectionist incitement last Wednesday before his MAGA supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempted coup to overturn last November's election results where Joe Biden won the presidency.

Belichick explained his decision in the following 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. Continuing those efforts while remaining true to the people, team and country I love outweigh the benefits of any individual award."

Also Check Out...

$12 million to the children of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died after police held him down
Family of NY Black Man Killed By
 Department of Justice Wednesday announced awards totaling almost $100 million to reduce recidivism
DOJ Awards Nearly $100 Million To
Sending people to prison for possessing marijuana has upended too many lives and incarcerated people for conduct that many state
Biden: I Will Pardon Those
Nursing graduates can turn to student loan forgiveness programs and cancellation programs
Tapping Into Student Loan
James has expressed interest in owning a team in Las Vegas
LeBron To NBA commissioner: I Want
A federal jury convicted two members of the Aryan Circle yesterday for violent crimes
Two Members of The Aryan Circle