In one of the most bizarre storylines of Super Bowl LII, the New England Patriots’ Malcolm Butler, who played roughly 97% of the team’s defensive snaps this year in the regular season and the playoffs, was benched in the biggest game of the year against a Philadelphia Eagles team that would need to put the ball in the air early and often if they had any hopes of defeating the defending Super Bowl champs.
“They gave up on me. F—. It is what it is,” Butler said after the game. “I don’t know what it was. I guess I wasn’t playing good or they didn’t feel comfortable. I don’t know. But I could have changed that game.”
As we await the truth to surface behind Bill Belichick’s shocking decision to bench him for the entirety of the Super Bowl, all we can do right now is hypothesize.
Here are the top ten reasons why Butler could have surprisingly been benched in favor of backup Eric Rowe, potentially costing the Patriots the Super Bowl.
1. Butler showed up in the pregame locker room under the influence of some strong stuff, dancing around like T Bone.
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2. When Bill Belichick retreated to his home office after a long day at the job, he found Butler had broken into his house and was getting comfortable on his couch.
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3. Belichick demanded that Butler pay him back some money he owed him. When Butler replied, “I’ll pay your monkey ass back when I feel like it,” Belichick bugged out.
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4. Butler told Belichick, “I feel sorry for your mother.”
menace II Society liquor store robbery 🙂
5. Butler was messing around with Belichick’s son’s girlfriend.
From Spike Lee’s 1998 film “He Got Game”
6. Butler got locked up for a few days after having a beer with a friend he hadn’t seen in 11 years, and Belichick thought it set a bad example and showed a lack of focus during Super Bowl preparations.
Scene in Atlanta Season 1 Episode 2 were guy explains how he ended up in jail. All rights to FX.
7. Belichick was surprised at the complexion of his latest grandchild, and suspected Butler to be the pappy.
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8. It became painfully obvious during the last week that Butler did not study anything about the Eagles and was trying to con his way through Belichick’s notoriously thorough quiz sessions.
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9. At the AFC Championship party at Belichick’s crib after the Patriots beat the Jacksonville Jaguars to advance to Super Bowl LII, Butler left a towel in the swimming pool.
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10. Belichick was dating Butler’s momma. Butler ain’t like it one bit, told Belichick about how he cheated with Spygate, among his other transgressions, saying, “You know why I don’t like you around my momma Bill? Because you’re foul.” And all hell broke loose.
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Stay tuned as more develops and the true story emerges.