Ex-patriots star Butler talks about his end for Super Bowl
Former Patriots pro Malcolm Butler talks for the first time about his disembarkation in the Super Bowl and reveals that he never got a justification.
Cornerback Malcolm Butler was the tragic figure in the Superbowl between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, who failed to play in the NFL season’s premier game, although he was previously a key player in coach Bill Belichick’s team.
“I didn’t get any justification,”the 28-year-old told the Boston Herald about his departure at the season’s peak.
“I think the reason was that I felt sick. Then I went to the hospital. There they probably thought that I couldn’t make it to the game,”Butler, who is now under contract with the Tennessee Titans, described his view of things.
But he is not angry with Patriots and coach Belichick, the 28-year-old explained. One cannot doubt the decisions of the patriot trainer, because he had already been successful with such surprising decisions, said Butler.
Asked how he processed the negative experience, Cornerback said:”I recovered quickly. You can’t change the past. I knew I had a great future ahead of me.”
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady also phoned Butler’s fate:”I received several calls from Brady before signing with the Titans. After the Super Bowl he called several times and was very worried. He asked me how I was doing,”Butler described the talks with the NFL superstar.
With the Titans, Butler was awarded a 61 million contract for five years, making him one of the top earners among the cornerbacks.