Patriots’ Malcolm Butler has finally responded to the reports that a curfew violation was part of the reason that he was benched for Super Bowl LII.
Per NBC Boston: Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported it was part of a “perfect storm” of issues including an early-week illness and a poor week of practice. Butler took issue with the curfew portion of that and any other talk of off-field misbehavior in a lengthy statement posted to his Twitter account on Tuesday, however.
Bulter tweeted a response to all the rumors, Read it below:
“During my four-year career with Patriots I have always given everything I have to play at a high level, and would never do anything to hurt my teams’ chances of winning a game, including this year’s Super Bowl where I visited with my family every night. During Super Bowl week I never attended any concert, missed curfew, or participated any of the ridiculous activities being reported. They are not only false, but hurtful, to me and my family.”
“Although I wish I could have contributed more to help my team win, I have to get ready for the next opportunity. Moving forward I will do what I have always done to work hard, and prepare for next season to be the best I can be on and off the field.”