President Donald Trump just announced the next recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom: Bill Bellichick, the head coach of the New England Patriots.
According to Breitbart News, “Trump and Belichick have known each other for several years with Trump before his campaign victory in 2016 reading a letter of praise from Belichick at a New Hampshire rally. Belichick said afterward he was not a political person and that he had ‘a friendship and loyalty to Donald.'”
Bellichick is one of the most successful NFL coaches in history.
UPDATE: Belichick responded to the announcement that he will not accept the award.
“The tragic events of last week occurred and the decision has been made not to move forward with the award,” said Belichick.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick announced he will not accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump: "The tragic events of last week occurred and the decision has been made not to move forward with the award." pic.twitter.com/6Cll2RPd1j
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 12, 2021
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