Bill Belichick wants nothing to do with this award.
President Trump was expected to give New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday, but those plans were trumped when the head coach released a statement on Monday.
Belichick, who had agreed to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor after Trump offered it over a week ago, changed his mind after a mob of the president’s supporters laid siege to the Capitol, leaving five people dead.
The 68-year-old concluded his 46th season in the NFL and 21st as Patriots coach. He has led the Patriots to six Super Bowl championships
Belichick’s 311 victories (regular season and playoffs combined) are third all time, behind Don Shula (347) and Halas (324).