Belichick cited “tragic events of last week” to make his decision. Last Wednesday, pro-Trump rioters were rampant in the US Capitol. The chaos caused five deaths, including the U.S. Capitol Police. Democrats in the House of Representatives want to impeach Trump Trump, accusing him of “sedition”.
Berich said in a statement: “Recently, I had the opportunity to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Out of respect for the honorary representative and admiration for previous winners, I was flattered.” Tragic event and decided not to continue to implement the award. Most importantly, I am an American citizen and I am full of respect for our country’s values, freedom and democracy.”
A White House official told CNN that the White House has been informed of this decision.
Belichick has been the head coach of the Patriots since 2000 and has won six Super Bowls, which is a record for the NFL head coach.
In 2016, he wrote a letter of support to Trump.
After Trump carefully examined the letter, he told reporters: “Our friendship goes back many years. Anyone who spends more than five minutes with me knows that I am not a politician. My remarks are not politically motivated. I have friendship with Donald.”