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Bill Belichick Declines Presidential Medal of Freedom From Donald Trump

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Bill Belichick Declines Presidential Medal of Freedom From Donald Trump. On Monday, the New England Patriots coach responded to recent reports that Donald Trump planned to award him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. . The Presidential Medal of Freedom is meant to recognize individuals who have made “meritorious contributions” to the country. . In his statement, Belichick said that he would not be accepting the medal. Although he was “flattered” by what the honor represents, Belichick decided “not to move forward with the award” because of last week’s riot at the Capitol by pro-Trump extremists. . Recently, I was offered the opportunity to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom … Subsequently, the tragic events of last week occurred and the decision has been made not to move forward with the award, Bill Belichick, via Fox News. Belichick went on to say that one of the “most rewarding” moments of his professional career was the conversations about “social justice, equality and human rights” that occurred in 2020. . One of the most rewarding things in my professional career took place in 2020 when, through the great leadership within our team, conversations about social justice, equality and human rights moved to the forefront and became actions, Bill Belichick, via Fox News. For Belichick, “continuing those efforts” is his top priority and “outweighs” the importance of any award he may receive. Continuing those efforts while remaining true to the people, team and county I love outweigh the benefits of any individual award, Bill Belichick, via Fox News