By Will Reeve Jr.
The Raiders desperately need help at the cornerback position and are sure to be one of the teams to consider soon to be former Patriots CB Malcolm Butler after his mysterious Super Bowl LII benching against the Eagles.
Sketchy reports involving him missing curfew and returning to the team hotel with marijuana in his possession quickly surfaced after speculation ran rampant as to why Patriots coach Bill Belichick would choose to bench such a talented player. And the former Super Bowl hero decided to take to Twitter Tuesday to issue a statement with the intent to squelch said reports.
Below is a transcription of Butler’s post.
I want to thank Mr. Kraft, the Kraft family, and my coaches for giving me an opportunity to play for one of the most successful organizations in sports. I also thank my teammates, as we have won a lot of games together, and all I know is winning! I have always respected everyone at the New England Patriots organization from custodians, staff and coach Belichick.
In each of my four years we have achieved conference championships or Super Bowl victories since I arrived in New England. All of this would not be possible without thanking some of the best fans in the world who have supported me from day one and, always let me know how much they appreciated me here in New England. During my four-year career with [the] Patriots I have always given it everything I have to play a ta 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 [in] 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...