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06:56 AM ET 07.25 | New England's head coach managed to go against type on Wednesday. What you did get was a very human Bill Belichick, which probably came as a surprise to anyone who has long since dismissed him as a robotic, emotionless X's and O's guy whose interests, love and world view are limited to the grid iron. Stepping outside his role as a head football coach this afternoon at Gillette Stadium, Belichick devoted the first seven minutes of his much-anticipated press conference to addressing Hernandez. ... "It's a sad day, really a sad day, on so many levels ... Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim," said Belichick, referring to the late Odin Lloyd. "I send my sympathy, really, to everyone who has been impacted. A young man lost his life."

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July 25, 2013  07:14 AM ET

Number eighty-one's in prison doin' life without parole.
No one could steer me right but Hoodie tried, Hoodie tried.
Hoodie tried to raise me better, but his coaching, I denied.
That leaves only me to blame 'cos Hoodie tried.

With apologies to Merle Haggard...

July 25, 2013  07:38 AM ET

He read off of a prepared statement and then refused to take any questions on the subject. I am not sure how that qualifies as a "human" moment.

July 25, 2013  07:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He read off of a prepared statement and then refused to take any questions on the subject. I am not sure how that qualifies as a "human" moment.

Lol! I was going to say the same thing.

July 25, 2013  07:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He read off of a prepared statement and then refused to take any questions on the subject. I am not sure how that qualifies as a "human" moment.

What the hell you want him to say? It's an ongoing case. I'm glad he recognized the victim and his family in his statements.

July 25, 2013  08:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

What the hell you want him to say? It's an ongoing case. I'm glad he recognized the victim and his family in his statements.

I think you missed the sarcasm here.

July 25, 2013  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I think you missed the sarcasm here.

I doubt it..but thanks!

July 25, 2013  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He read off of a prepared statement and then refused to take any questions on the subject. I am not sure how that qualifies as a "human" moment.

Exactly. They could have sent out Joe the Plumber to do that. don't blame them, but that is just a prepared statement by people not named BB who get paid to do that sort of thing.

July 25, 2013  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

What the hell you want him to say? It's an ongoing case. I'm glad he recognized the victim and his family in his statements.

OK, but just because I read the Gettysburg Address out loud, that does not make me Abraham Lincoln.

A prepared statement is just that. Authors unknown. Fine by me, but it is nothing more than that.

July 25, 2013  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

OK, but just because I read the Gettysburg Address out loud, that does not make me Abraham Lincoln

Right. Lincoln didn't know squat about football. You've got it all over him.

July 25, 2013  08:38 AM ET

However one wants to look at yesterday's presser you won't be hearing anymore about it from anyone involved in the Patriots organization, top to bottom.

July 25, 2013  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

However one wants to look at yesterday's presser you won't be hearing anymore about it from anyone involved in the Patriots organization, top to bottom.

Yet, the press will continue to ask about it. That, and when the ground invasion of Iraq will begin.

July 25, 2013  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

However one wants to look at yesterday's presser you won't be hearing anymore about it from anyone involved in the Patriots organization, top to bottom.

Everyone's answer from here forward will be...."I'm not going to talk about that".

Even RK won't talk about it anymore.

July 25, 2013  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Everyone's answer from here forward will be...."I'm not going to talk about that". Even RK won't talk about it anymore.

I'm not gonna talk about this!



















For the next 5 minutes!!!!!! :^D

July 25, 2013  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I'm not gonna talk about this!For the next 5 minutes!!!!!! :^D

It's been 10.

July 25, 2013  09:29 AM ET

There is no measure for my apathy toward gangsta on gangsta violence. Lets play some FOOTBALL.

July 25, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

However one wants to look at yesterday's presser you won't be hearing anymore about it from anyone involved in the Patriots organization, top to bottom.

No reason to. It's in the hands of the judicial system.

July 25, 2013  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

However one wants to look at yesterday's presser you won't be hearing anymore about it from anyone involved in the Patriots organization, top to bottom.

After its all said and done and that piece of crap is in jail the rest of his life, I have a hunch we will hear plenty about it.

But - right now just isn't the time.

July 25, 2013  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

It's in the hands of the judicial system.

Which in itself might be cause for alarm.

July 25, 2013  10:00 AM ET

It was amazing to see Belichick break from his normal persona, even if they weren't his words.

 
July 25, 2013  10:04 AM ET

BB starting to work on his post coaching career in the broadcast booth?

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