Justin Jones must not care about giving his opponent bulletin board material with the recent comments he gave to the media.
Nonetheless, the Chicago Bears player did just that ahead of their Monday Night Football showdown.
After the Bears’ practice on Thursday, defensive lineman Justin Jones was asked to share the first thing that comes to mind when he hears the name Bill Belichick. He proceeded to bring up Deflategate while speaking to the media, saying that “deflated balls” were the first thing that came to mind when he thought of Patriots head coach Bill Belichick before implying that the Patriots are still underinflating their footballs.
“I heard it’s still goin’ on, so I’m gonna check the (balls) before we go,” Jones said. “I’m so serious, I heard it’s still goin’ on, so we’re gonna see. … I’m for sure checkin’, we play this game with honesty, man.”
The “Deflategate” scandal that tainted the New England Patriots’ run to Super Bowl XLIX and eventually led to a four-game suspension for quarterback Tom Brady.
This won’t go over well in the Patriots locker room.
The Bears are underdogs for the Week 7 meeting at Gillette Stadium, and these comments may have made it even worse for them.
The Patriots will look to extend their win streak to three games on Monday night.
The Bears limp into this matchup at 2-4.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.