Bill Belichick Declines Presidential Medal
of Freedom From Donald Trump.
On Monday, the New England Patriots coach
responded to recent reports that Donald Trump planned to
award him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. .
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is
meant to recognize individuals who have made
“meritorious contributions” to the country. .
In his statement, Belichick
said that he would not
be accepting the medal.
Although he was “flattered” by what the honor represents,
Belichick decided “not to move forward with the award” because
of last week’s riot at the Capitol by pro-Trump extremists. .
Recently, I was offered the opportunity to
receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom …
Subsequently, the tragic events of last
week occurred and the decision has been
made not to move forward with the award, Bill Belichick, via Fox News.
Belichick went on to say that one of the “most rewarding”
moments of his professional career was the conversations about
“social justice, equality and human rights” that occurred in 2020. .
One of the most rewarding things in my
professional career took place in 2020
when, through the great leadership within
our team, conversations about social
justice, equality and human rights moved
to the forefront and became actions, Bill Belichick, via Fox News.
For Belichick, “continuing
those efforts” is his top priority
and “outweighs” the importance
of any award he may receive.
Continuing those efforts
while remaining true to the
people, team and county I
love outweigh the benefits
of any individual award, Bill Belichick, via Fox News