Patriots fans finished Super Bowl LII scratching their heads at Bill Belichick’s decision to not play the team’s best defensive player, Malcolm Butler, a single defensive play during the game.
‘I ain’t got nothing to say,” the cornerback said post game.”They gave up on me. F—. It is what it is.”
Though there is still no official word from the Patriots or Butler on why exactly he was benched, Joe Cartolano, writer at ProFootballFocus, tweeted out Monday morning that a source within law enforcement gave insight that Butler reportedly missed curfew at the Patriots team hotel, and did so coming back with marijuana.
A family friend who I trust, is well connected in law enforcement and was in Minny this week with local cops told me Butler missed curfew, got caught with weed when he came back late to hotel, and subsequently had a meltdown on coaches
— Joey Cartolano (@JoeyPigskins) February 5, 2018