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A patriot makes a courageous decision
Jan 12, 2021 07:05:50   #
Kevyn
 
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.
"Continuing those efforts while remaining true to the people, team and country I love outweigh the benefits of any individual award."

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Jan 12, 2021 07:08:52   #
lindajoy Loc: right here with you....
 
Kevyn wrote:
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.
"Continuing those efforts while remaining true to the people, team and country I love outweigh the benefits of any individual award."

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Yes, and politics in sports has ruined it as well.

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Jan 12, 2021 07:26:37   #
Liberty Tree
 
lindajoy wrote:
Yes, and politics in sports has ruined it as well.


Belichick is a cheater who does not deserve the Medal of Freedom.

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Jan 12, 2021 08:30:58   #
lindajoy Loc: right here with you....
 
Liberty Tree wrote:
Belichick is a cheater who does not deserve the Medal of Freedom.



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Jan 12, 2021 10:06:59   #
Tiptop789 Loc: State of Denial
 
Kevyn wrote:
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.
"Continuing those efforts while remaining true to the people, team and country I love outweigh the benefits of any individual award."

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I was glad he turned it down.

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Jan 12, 2021 10:08:17   #
Tiptop789 Loc: State of Denial
 
Liberty Tree wrote:
Belichick is a cheater who does not deserve the Medal of Freedom.



Are you saying one cheater was going to give a medal to another cheater?

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Jan 12, 2021 10:09:05   #
lindajoy Loc: right here with you....
 
Tiptop789 wrote:
I was glad he turned it down.


So was I and I was a Patriots fan until Kaepernick and all his BS came along. ( my home state)

Belichick didn’t deserve it to begin with..

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Jan 12, 2021 10:50:06   #
EmilyD
 
Kevyn wrote:
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.
"Continuing those efforts while remaining true to the people, team and country I love outweigh the benefits of any individual award."

Story on ESPN
FOXBOROUGH, MASS. -- New England Patriots coach Bi... (show quote)


Ha! As if things weren't bad enough for the NFL...now they've lost even more fans. That's probably what Trump was trying to do!!

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