Bill Belichick -- Innocent Until Proven Guilty
by Ken Lewis
I have read over your pages here. I have read many other articles from just about every sports news agency there is. I have read the comments from people who are already convinced Bill Belichick did something based on Matt Walsh's non-statements (meaning he's has said nothing at this point).
This is by far the worst I have seen though pertaining to biased opinions etc.
Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? I am speaking of the Matt Walsh story.
You presume he has all this inforamtion that will make Bill Belichick guilty of taping walk throughs or something. You also presume what Matt says is the gospel. You talk about not knowing... Well you are correct. You don't know.
Making these accusation with no knowledge to what you are saying is irresponsible at best. Your fueling this mob.
As far as spygate. I keep hearing where is the punishment? I keep hearing what BB did was wrong so he should be punished. Well he was. Half a mill, loss of first round draft pick...
If you look at the intensity of the hate people just seem to overlook that very important fact.
People talk about how BB and the Pats are stone walling... Well isn't this an internal NFL matter? Isn't this being investigated by the NFL? And didn't BB and the Pats completely cooperate with the NFL in their investgation?
BB is not going to talk to the press.... he has a strong disdain for the press and any thinking man should. They manipulate the truth. As this site seems to be doing as well.
What BB did was a violation of rules based on keeping electronic equipment off the sidelines. YES he broke the rules. But to say he is doing anything different or worse than other teams is just ludacris. People are coming out with some far reaching theories as to what BB was doing with these tapes with zero proof.
Time to stop the madness. Time to stop smearing names for the sake of smearing them.
BB was punished for spygate. He took his lumps and moved on. It's in the NFL's hands now and I am sure he has been told not to speak about it any further... And yet people want to crusify him for that as well.
Arlean Spector is a hot air blowing grand stander... he has no business sticking his nose into this. Let the NFL do their jobs. The fair play committee feels its a non issue, time to move on... why don't you peaople as well?
Yes, we can wait to see what Matt Walsh has to say. I am all for it. But to say BB is guilty because Matt says he did something wrong after secretly taping conversations, lying about his College golf team status etc. is something only the people who want to see BB fall can believe at this point. The pathetic part is they do!
Bottom line, Bill Belichick has done nothing other teams have not done... Admittely so. Does it make it right? No... Was he punished? Yes... time to move on kiddies... Witch hunts over.
And lastly. If all these people who see this nonissue as being so bad that they should pull the SB wins from the Pats... Suspend BB completely, ect. Then prepare for the worst everyone... The fingerpointing is going to go into maximum madness. Teams will be dealing with question all over the NFL.... Cowboys, Giants, Eagles, Jets, Bills and more. Making this mountain out of a mole hill is dangerous to say the least. Many teams and carreers throughout the entire NFL will feel the brunt... And make no mistake. If the Pats in some way get punished to the degree of losing thier SB status due to a spaygate scandal then you better believe people will be coming out of the wood work to discredit other teams as well... And fans will be pushing them to do it... after all that would be fair right? After all if everyone is doing it be sure that everyone will feel this pain.
If Matt walsh has proof the Pats taped the walk throughs and BB had knowledge of this... then yes I think BB should be perminently suspended from all NFL jobs. However if Matt walsh has nothing... then there is nothing to all this, and its time to move on.
Thanks Ken for your comments. We have convicted no one of anything. All this site has ever asked for is answers to questions. Neither the NFL or Bill Belichick seem willing to answer the relevant questions. So, we are left to speculate based on the information we do have.
You speak of media bias. Hey, of course, everyone has their own opinion and biases. That's human.
But, we have always been willing to let Bill Belichick say whatever he wants to and Roger Goodall as well. They can post a full explanation and answer whatever questions they want -- any time -- we will not edit one letter of it. But, thank goodness I have not been holding my breath waiting for answers from Belichick or Goodall.