Bill Belichick isn’t within the playoffs this year but his name still popped up in the news on Sunday when a report from Politico stated that President Donald Trump plans to award the Patriots head coach with the Presidential Medal of Freedom this Thursday.
Today, the president is scheduled handy out two more Medal of Freedom awards to political allies Jim Jordan and Devin Nunes.
It’s clear that this once very highly respected honor is now being handed out like free drink tickets at an open bar and it just shouldn’t be that way – in the least .
Belichick, who may be a big history buff and grew up during a military family, has got to be ready to see how poorly it might search for him to simply accept this honor immediately from a person who just days ago turned Americans on Americans in such an awful way. And once I say a military family, the person basically grew up at the academy and completely immersed himself into the workings of the Navy and the way important our military is to our nation.
Belichick also has got to understand how badly this is able to look to the members of his team, who he has stood up for several times over the years, but especially over the past year. Just a couple of weeks ago he spoke about the importance of the social justice meetings and work his team has done over the past six months.
You can’t say that then a couple of weeks later let Trump put a medal around your neck.
Belichick also should check out how the PGA of America voted Sunday night to maneuver the 2022 PGA Championship from one among Trump’s golf courses.
Many people and organizations are rightly stepping back from the president within the days after the attack on the Capitol. This isn’t the time to be going toward him unless that’s how you would like to be remembered.
Accepting this honor from the president would immediately demolish any credibility Belichick has built together with his players and would tarnish his image, unlike anything he’s ever done while responsible of the Patriots’ organization.
And for those reasons, he must say no many thanks to Trump. a bit like over 81 million people did within the election back in November.