In the wake of last night’s Super Bowl loss, Patriots fans are wondering what happened to star cornerback Malcolm Butler. Despite playing almost every defensive snap of the regular season, Butler saw zero time on the field last night. And in a game when the Patriots’ defense couldn’t quite handle the explosive offense of the Philadelphia Eagles, the absence of a key defensive player could have had huge implications.
Where Is Malcolm Butler?
After the team’s 41-33 loss last night, Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick was asked why Butler did not play. Belichick’s answer was relatively vague.
“I appreciate the question, but it would be a much longer discussion,” he said. “There are a lot of things that go into that. In the end, the final decision is what I said it was.”
Not surprisingly, that answer hasn’t satisfied many Pats fans. In fact, Belichick’s seeming refusal to reveal what really happened has raised even more questions.