New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler wasn’t playing at this year’s Super Bowl LII and there’s a reason for it.
The player had team violations involving women and weed according to a former teammate.
Butler was benched during the Patriots’ Super Bowl LII and while NFL.com said it was because he was sick, it was a more serious matter.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick defended his decision to reporters after the game and said, “I appreciate the question, but it would be a much longer discussion. There are a lot of things that go into that. In the end, the final decision is what I said it was.”
Butler didn’t take being benched lightly. According to ESPN he said, “They gave up on me. F—. It is what it is. I don’t know what it was. I guess I wasn’t playing good or they didn’t feel comfortable. I don’t know. But I could have changed that game.”