By the time Patriots coach Bill Belichick meets with the media on Wednesday, he may view it as a relief.
A league source tells PFT that the Jonathan Fanene grievance hearing is proceeding this week as scheduled, with Belichick among the witnesses testifying under oath. (Unlike a press conference, he’ll be asked the questions over and over again until he gives real answers.)
The Patriots signed Fanene as a free agent last year, giving him a $3.85 million signing bonus. He received $2.5 million of it, and the team wants to block the rest and recoup “some or all” of the amount already paid.
The Patriots allege Fanene has arthritis in his left knee, and that he hid from the team the fact that needs prescription drugs to practice and play.