Patriots Coach Bill Belichick Will Not Accept Medal Of Freedom

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick will not be accepting the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 

President Trump had been planning to bestow the honor on Belichick on Thursday. 

Belichick says he was flattered to be offered the medal, but the tragic events last week led to the decision not to move forward with the award. 

Belichick also cited the fact that he represents the team and his family as reasons to turn down the honor. 

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