"Do not have anything to add. Do not ... have anything to add." pic.twitter.com/xzaGWOlyVE
— NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSBoston) December 11, 2019
By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
Bill Belichick faced a fresh round of questions on the Patriots' newest controversy, which involves a video production crew illegally taping the Bengals' sideline during production for a documentary about a team scout.
Here's a transcription of everything Belichick said when asked various questions about the matter.
-- On the incident in question: “The football team, the football staff, and the coaching staff had nothing to do with what happened. Nothing. So, we have no involvement in it.”
-- On whether the scout was aware of NFL rules: “He was doing his job. That’s what he was doing, he was doing his job, like we all try to do. That’s what the football team, the football staff, and the coaching staff did last week, was to try to do their job for Kansas City and then Cincinnati and then Buffalo next week, and that’s it.”
-- On a follow-up question: “I just answered the question. That’s it. We had no involvement in it. Zero.”
-- On whether he's heard from the NFL on the matter: “Yeah, I told you every - Mr. Kraft made a statement, the team made a statement, so I don’t have anything to add. ... Do not have anything to add. Do not have anything to add."
-- And on the disconnect between the team and video crews: "I don't have anything to add. I don't know how many times I need to say that."
So that's that. Belichick is not going to discuss the matter anymore, whether or not the football operation actually had anything to do with it.
There's no way this will satisfy anyone out there who's calling for Belichick's head over this. But those people are likely going to have to live with this as Belichick's thoughts on the whole thing. We're on to Cincinnati.
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