Bill Belichick on Josh Gordon: “No idea” about discipline report

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Shortly before the Patriots took on the Bills Monday night, there was a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Media that Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon would be benched for the early part of the game as punishment for being late.

That report was followed by others that indicated Gordon was late for a team meeting as well as the team bus to the airport for the flight to Buffalo for Monday’s game, but no punishment materialized. When the Patriots offense took the field in the first quarter, Gordon was one of the 11 players on the field and he wound up playing 64-of-78 offensive snaps in the 25-6 victory.

After the game, head coach Bill Belichick said he didn’t know anything about the report.

“Yeah, I don’t know,” Belichick said, via NESN.com. “You’d have to ask whoever wrote that. I have no idea.”

Gordon referred questions to Belichick while adding that he “was available, so that’s a plus.” Gordon caught four passes for 42 yards in his fifth game with the Patriots.

96 responses to “Bill Belichick on Josh Gordon: “No idea” about discipline report

  1. I don’t get to see a lot of Josh Gordon, but that’s one big wide receiver. If he ever gets on the same page as Brady (he’s getting there), then look out league. Hope he continues to make the most of his playing opportunities.

  2. Feel bad for the bills D, they played a great game but that offense staaaaaanks. Need to cut the cord on some of the older players that have trade value to contenders. If they’re gonna roll with Allen for the future, they need to build a solid line & get the kid a couple good, young weapons. That’s not something that happens over night but a bevy of draft picks is a darn good place to start

  3. “You’d have to ask whoever wrote that. I have no idea”

    Gotta love Bill😃

    I have found Ian Rapoport to be one of the more credible “NFL Insiders”

    You normally can take as fact the stuff he reports. Unlike Schefter,Silver and some others.

  4. How does Rapoport still have a job? He infamously reported a couple years ago that Ben Roethlisberger was going to be traded from the Steelers with zero evidence. He never apologized or took accountability for being so wrong. Even Ben made fun of him.

  5. This illustrates how badly some people want the Gordon story to take another negative turn.

  6. Iv’e said it before and i will say it again, NFL players are the dumbest athletes in all of professional sports, they make the same mistakes over and over again and never learn from them…..SMH!

  7. “Yeah, I don’t know,” Belichick said, via NESN.com. “You’d have to ask whoever wrote that. I have no idea.”

    HAhahahahahahaha. That’s just Belichick giving the old F-U to Rapoport!!!! Wanna leak my teams info, well here you go!!!

  8. Much as I despise the Patriots, this sounds like somebody just trying to make trouble for them.

  9. I have an idea, as does every Patriots fan – it came from the never ending mountain of salty hate.

  10. If there was anything, BB would deal with it immediately.These aren’t the Jaguars.

    I hope Gordon isn’t going to be stupid about what he’s been handed here- a chance to resurrect his career (and land a high $$ contract going forward) with the best QB of all time throwing him passes. Does he realize he could be playing with Blake Bortles instead and what that would mean to his future?

  11. I totally despise this team but the fake news bandwagon has to stop. Players and coaches get outed by poor work now the media must be punished for lies and hearsay. There’s seems to be no responsibility for them. ” Just get it out there, who cares if it’s wrong”

  12. First Mort (still never corrected his lies, BTW) now Rappaport.

    Do everyone a favor and quit trying to stir up controversies, they only results in NE SBs.

    Next espn/wickersham hit piece should be published before AFC divisional, count on it.

  13. .
    That’s the problem with the modern media. As soon as a “report” hits the internet, a hundred other outlets immediately run with the story, assuming it’s true. If the “report” turns out to be false, it’s just too bad for the target of the “report”. He has no recourse.
    .

  14. Bill’s utter disdain for the refs, media and the whole mandated interview process indeed led to the non punishment. he most certainly was late and was going to be punished, but Bill found a way to stick it to all of the above.

  15. He has no clue what’s going on in his own organization, this team is falling apart, they got a very lucky win last night, the bills beat the hell out of them

  16. Fake News

    Trump is right about the media. Maybe this week they’ll be right about Le’Veon Bell on try number 9.

  17. So all the posters here jumped to conclusions at the first report. Now that the coach and player have refuted the report, folks still want to trash Gordon. Even if he was late, do you think this is the first time players have been late? It just doesn’t get reported.

  18. What a surprise fake news again! Is this new? Turn on the evening news and its someones opinion slanted a certain way all the time. The media wonders why the public is losing faith in them!!!

  19. hukdeep says:
    October 30, 2018 at 7:21 am
    It’s called cheating.
    He knows all about it….
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    Poor little guy, was it Kraft or Belichick that was driving the car that ran over your puppy?

  20. I guess I don’t believe Bill. He probably was late and was going to get punished but they really needed Gordon in primetime so no punishment. Who knows…

    I am really just inclined to go against people yelling “fake news” at this point as they are all full of crap. Just because it is negative doesn’t make it fake.

  21. freefromwhatyouare says:
    October 30, 2018 at 7:42 am
    “You’d have to ask whoever wrote that. I have no idea”

    Gotta love Bill😃

    I have found Ian Rapoport to be one of the more credible “NFL Insiders”

    You normally can take as fact the stuff he reports. Unlike Schefter,Silver and some others.

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    Not since joining ESPN. They put pressure on their people to take risks and speculate.

    Pay attention.

    BB knows it, so he just hoodiwnked the stooges at ESPN.

  22. blah773 says:
    October 30, 2018 at 9:05 am
    love him or hate him, belichick’s handling of the media is superb. but please – ask him why he benched malcolm butler again. smh

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    1. BAs year/passer rating of 103.
    2. Quit on team, team and coaches lacked trust with him.
    3. Blew up at coaches after arriving late with flu.
    4. Cried when told he wouldn’t be starting further making their trust with him to waver.

    We’ve been over this 5 billion times.

    Butler’ ego ran wild. He rejected 7-8 per year with NE, somehow thinks he’s a #1 and is now the worst CB in the league at 10 mil per.

    None of this is BB’s fault. No one would know who the guy is if not for BB.

  23. fishyinalittledishy says:
    October 30, 2018 at 8:23 am
    I totally despise this team but the fake news bandwagon has to stop. Players and coaches get outed by poor work now the media must be punished for lies and hearsay. There’s seems to be no responsibility for them. ” Just get it out there, who cares if it’s wrong”

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    We do appreciate you admitting your raging jealousy that consumes your life. Have a nice day!

  24. No fan of BB or the stupid, hated Patriots, but absolutely love how he made complete fools of the media, even if a it’s a troll hack job. Hahaha, brilliant!

  25. 10feethigher says:
    October 30, 2018 at 8:46 am
    Bill’s utter disdain for the refs, media and the whole mandated interview process indeed led to the non punishment. he most certainly was late and was going to be punished, but Bill found a way to stick it to all of the above.

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    And you “know” this how exactly?

  26. I love when the Pats are a 2 touchdown favorite and BB uses the Milton Berle approach of pulling out just enough to win. The Bills are just so bad that the Pats still managed to cover.

  27. last night after the game, during the postgame press conferences, I saw for the first time Josh Gordon speaking. He seemed sincere with his comments, and often his facial expressions added a level of emotion to them. I also got a sense that….he’s someone that’s trying to find his way, whether it be with this team or with life in general, it’s hard to say, as sometimes it felt like both.

    I’d like to see more of this kid in press conferences. May others have and can share their opinion.

  28. ill42 says:
    October 30, 2018 at 10:00 am
    I love when the Pats are a 2 touchdown favorite and BB uses the Milton Berle approach of pulling out just enough to win. The Bills are just so bad that the Pats still managed to cover.

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    Exactly.Hightower got some rest, Mason got dinged and Karras came in, same with Grigsby for Roberts.

    Nothing like a business trip road game in the division and a a good 60 min effort, the latter something they’ve been lacking.

  29. NHPats says:
    October 30, 2018 at 9:58 am
    10feethigher says:
    October 30, 2018 at 8:46 am
    Bill’s utter disdain for the refs, media and the whole mandated interview process indeed led to the non punishment. he most certainly was late and was going to be punished, but Bill found a way to stick it to all of the above.

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    And you “know” this how exactly?

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    Because it’s likely one of the beat reporters or trolls like Volin, contacted Rapoport.

    If it was Volin, yes, it could be entirely manufactured. I am waiting on info from Howe, Kyed or Perry, all of whom I trsut.

  30. “BuffaLOL says:
    He has no clue what’s going on in his own organization, this team is falling apart, they got a very lucky win last night, the bills beat the hell out of them”

    LOL, the Bills only lost by 19 points.

  31. “Belichick and Brady hate each other”
    “There is constant strife between Belichick and Kraft”
    “Brady told Kraft to tell Belichick to trade Garoppolo”
    “This is the beginning of the end of the Patriots: Year 7”
    “Brady’s trainer has three eyes and once placed a bulk order for goats and ritual disemboweling knives”

    — a single media outlet (BSPN), in a single month (January 2018)

  32. BS like this is exactly why Bill is the way he is with the press. NFL should have Rapaport issue a retraction but they won’t. Too many people get overjoyed when any kind of “discord” is “reported” about the Pats. Bums.

  33. Is it possible that BB is setting someone up in the organization who’s leaking info to the press, it’s possible. I don’t know, nobody knows!

    But messing with someone’s recovery is pretty low in my opinion!

  34. looks like MSM political reporters have slid over to the NFL.
    They still cant get the facts right no matter what

  35. If we all know that information coming from the media is suspect that why give it so much credence? Take it all with a grain of salt and enjoy the games. The rest is just part of the circus.

  36. melikefootball says:
    October 30, 2018 at 10:03 am
    NFL has a blind eye on anything going on in NE

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    This has got to be one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard.

  37. tylawspick6 says:
    October 30, 2018 at 9:31 am

    Not since joining ESPN. They put pressure on their people to take risks and speculate.

    Pay attention.

    BB knows it, so he just hoodiwnked the stooges at ESPN.
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    Rapoport doesn’t work for bspn and he never has, he went from the Herald to the NFLN
    ‘Pay attention’ indeed…

  38. Ian spits out pretty much any rumor that’s out there. That’s his job to break hot sheet NFL news, sometimes it will be incorrect. I’m sure he DGAF if some stories aren’t true, he’s employed by the very business entity he’s writing about lol.

  39. jmethane says:
    October 30, 2018 at 9:30 am
    I guess I don’t believe Bill. He probably was late and was going to get punished but they really needed Gordon in primetime so no punishment. Who knows…

    I am really just inclined to go against people yelling “fake news” at this point as they are all full of crap. Just because it is negative doesn’t make it fake.
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    It was prime time so no punishment. How ridiculous. This is the same coach that sat Welker for the beginning of a PLAYOFF GAME for making jokes. The same coach that sat Malcolm Butler in the SUPER BOWL. The same coach that sent Randy Moss home for being late during a snowstorm. But he was worried because it was PRIME TIME?

    I guess it’s now legal in your state.

  40. orndorf2 says:
    October 30, 2018 at 10:05 am
    What about Deflategate or Spygate or Tom Brady’s phone or Aaron H? No idea about all that too I’m sure. Thanks Bill.
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    It seems that you have all the answers here, please enlighten all of us!
    Not even a NE fan but all of this is getting really old. IMO NE is just a good organization that get’s the best out of it’s players.

  41. delaney smith says:
    October 30, 2018 at 10:29 am
    looks like MSM political reporters have slid over to the NFL.
    They still cant get the facts right no matter what

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    geez….you must not know much about Ian Rappoport’s career as a reporter.

    CAN’T WE JUST KEEP IT TO FOOTBALL HERE?

  42. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    October 30, 2018 at 10:47 am
    tylawspick6 says:
    October 30, 2018 at 9:31 am

    Not since joining ESPN. They put pressure on their people to take risks and speculate.

    Pay attention.

    BB knows it, so he just hoodiwnked the stooges at ESPN.
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    Rapoport doesn’t work for bspn and he never has, he went from the Herald to the NFLN
    ‘Pay attention’ indeed…

    3 0 Rate This

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    My mistake. I was thinking of Schefter. They’re all sort of the same kind of toad to me now.

    Doesn’t make it any better and Rapoport has been caught lying before as well, whether at ESPN or not.

    The point stands. The troll speculation and lies obviously goes beyond BSPN.

  43. patriotwayrules says:
    October 30, 2018 at 7:07 am
    Gotta love BB messing with the media….lol
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    I love the way the media throws the patriot way back in Bill’s face.

  44. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    October 30, 2018 at 9:22 am
    hukdeep says:
    October 30, 2018 at 7:21 am
    It’s called cheating.
    He knows all about it….
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    Poor little guy, was it Kraft or Belichick that was driving the car that ran over your puppy?
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Both. Roger was in the car as well.

  45. The media in general has devolved into a 10 cent peep show. It’s no surprise that the worst offenders all have the same political leaning, including a particular “sports news” outlet based in Connecticut.

  46. eaglesmaina says:
    October 30, 2018 at 8:07 am

    I can’t wait til this clown is out of the league.
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    If he is a clown, wouldn’t you want to keep him around so your team could trounce them all the time? That was pretty much the Patriots’ view of Rex Ryan.

  47. lanman11 says:
    October 30, 2018 at 11:30 am
    The media in general has devolved into a 10 cent peep show. It’s no surprise that the worst offenders all have the same political leaning…
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    Yup, they are all lying righties just like the idiots on Fox News.

  48. BuffaLOL says:
    October 30, 2018 at 8:53 am
    He has no clue what’s going on in his own organization, this team is falling apart, they got a very lucky win last night, the bills beat the hell out of them
    *********************************
    You need to be drug tested. That is all

  49. “It’s called cheating.
    He knows all about it….”

    That’s the insanity of the Pats hater in one short post. A media person reports a rumor that the team has said nothing about, and did not once mention to any member of the media, and when Belichick refuses to comment on it its somehow “cheating”?

    The delusional fantasyland some people live in SMH

  50. lanman11 says:
    October 30, 2018 at 11:30 am
    The media in general has devolved into a 10 cent peep show. It’s no surprise that the worst offenders all have the same political leaning, including a particular “sports news” outlet based in Connecticut.

    —–

    I’m so sick of politics getting brought in to every football article, but I can’t resist responding to this one.

    The president’s press secretary said this about him yesterday (and I copied/pasted this right from the WH press release) “He got elected by an overwhelming majority of 63 million Americans who came out and supported him, and wanted to see his policies enacted.”

    the simple fact is he got 62,984,828 votes compared to Clinton’s 65,853,514.

    How on earth is that an ‘overwhelming majority’? It’s not even a simple majority.

    If politicians and their press people could actually speak the truth, instead of cherry-picking and spinning everything they say, and out-and-out lie, there would be a lot less for the media to dissect and criticize.

  51. eaglesmaina says:
    October 30, 2018 at 8:07 am
    I can’t wait til this clown is out of the league.

    If it bothers you so much that Josh Gordon is playing, I suggest you refrain from clicking and reading articles about him.

  52. It was prime time so no punishment. How ridiculous. This is the same coach that sat Welker for the beginning of a PLAYOFF GAME for making jokes. The same coach that sat Malcolm Butler in the SUPER BOWL. The same coach that sent Randy Moss home for being late during a snowstorm. But he was worried because it was PRIME TIME?

    I guess it’s now legal in your state.

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    All good points. I have no trouble adjusting my attitude and realizing you could be correct…it’s just weird that Rappaport would have reported that because he’s not usually so clueless.

    Oh and yes I live in Washington State….but that wouldn’t be relevant at this time. Maybe later.

  53. If Gordon was late, Belichick would have probably cut him. The NFL Network report makes little sense.

  54. harrisonhits2 says:
    October 30, 2018 at 11:50 am
    “It’s called cheating.
    He knows all about it….”

    That’s the insanity of the Pats hater in one short post. A media person reports a rumor that the team has said nothing about, and did not once mention to any member of the media, and when Belichick refuses to comment on it its somehow “cheating”?

    The delusional fantasyland some people live in SMH

    4 0 Rate This

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    That’s how far gone they are. Their IQs lower by the day.

  55. pigskingal says:
    October 30, 2018 at 10:23 am
    BS like this is exactly why Bill is the way he is with the press. NFL should have Rapaport issue a retraction but they won’t. Too many people get overjoyed when any kind of “discord” is “reported” about the Pats. Bums.

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    Even if Rapport retracted, apologized, and confirmed that it was all 100% false the haters and click baiters would run with the story anyhow. So there is no point.

  56. pittsburghdamned says:
    October 30, 2018 at 1:20 pm
    It’s funny, but we all know Belichunky is lying and just reversed course to make the scoop look silly

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    Exactly HOW do you all know that someone with a history of not caring what the media thinks or says suddenly decided to alter a disciplinary measure and game plan just to poke them?

  57. patriotmaleorgy says:
    October 30, 2018 at 11:20 am
    patriotwayrules says:
    October 30, 2018 at 7:07 am
    Gotta love BB messing with the media….lol
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    I love the way the media throws the patriot way back in Bill’s face.
    =
    Pretty sure it wasn’t Bill who coned that phrase. So basically it’s the media throwing the pie in their own faces. He’s just trying to win games, unlike the deranged and jealous.

  58. blah773 says:
    October 30, 2018 at 9:05 am
    love him or hate him, belichick’s handling of the media is superb. but please – ask him why he benched malcolm butler again. smh

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    have u seen butler play this season? well if u have, then u have ur answer, smart guy.

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