New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick came to talk about the team’s important matchup with the Seahawks on Sunday night, but first, he really wanted to clear a few things up about his widely reported ‘letter of support’ to President-elect Donald Trump.
“I’ve received a number of inquiries relative to a note that I wrote Donald on Monday,” Belichick said. “Our friendship goes back many years.”
“I think anybody that has spent more than five minutes with me knows I’m not a political person. My comments are not politically motivated; the friendship and loyalty to Donald. A couple of weeks ago, we had Secretary of State [John] Kerry in our locker room [after a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers]. He’s another friend of mine. I can’t imagine two people with more different political views than those two. But to me, friendship and loyalty is just about that. It’s not about political or religious views.
“I write hundreds of letters and notes every month,” he went on. “It doesn’t mean I agree with every single thing that every person thinks about politics or religion or other subjects. But I have multiple friendships that are important to me and that’s what that was about. So it’s not about politics. It’s about football. We have a huge game this week against a great football team, a great organization, and that’s where it all is going forward. On to Seattle.”