Bill Belichick works tirelessly around the clock, and that apparently includes during Christmas dinner.
Last year, on Christmas day, the New England Patriots head coach gave tight end Asante Cleveland a shout during dinner at a teammate’s house, and it didn’t end well, per San Diego Union Tribune:
?He was like, ?Hey Asante. It?s Belichick,?? Cleveland recounted, doing his best Belichick voice impression. ?He said, ?We?re going to have to make some roster moves.? At that point, I knew what ?roster moves? means. It means I?m being moved from the roster. We needed to bring in a cornerback because we were playing the Jets.
?He said, ?I just want to let you know this is no indication we?re moving away from you. We really like you. ? We just need to make this quick transaction.? That call ended. I said, ?Merry Christmas.? I don?t know if he heard me. He didn?t say it back.?
Cleveland shared that he had drink and went to a hockey game to try to salvage his holiday.
He was picked up on waivers on the following Monday by the San Diego Chargers, but what a rotten way to spend your Christmas night.