Bill Belichick reveals his decision on not playing former Super Bowl hero, Pro Bowler @MarkDanielsPJ/Twitter

Bill Belichick revealed after his team’s 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII that his decision not to play Malcolm Butler came down to a “football decision.”

The Patriots were whalloped through the air, with Nick Foles lighting New England up to a the tune of 373 yards through the air, three touchdowns and one interception.

Butler is a former Pro Bowler, two-time Super Bowl champion and has started 16, 16 and 15 games in each of the last three years, respectively. He’s also registered eight interceptions over the last three seasons.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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