NEW ORLEANS -- New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick basically stuck out his middle finger to the other 31 coaches in the NFL Tuesday.
How else can you explain his not attending a supposedly mandatory media breakfast here at the NFL league meetings?
The other 31 coaches all showed up, some probably a bit reluctantly, but not Belichick.
And word is the league will do nothing about it.
He's bigger than the game. Didn't you know? There is no arguing that Belichick is a great coach. But does that mean he gets to adhere to his own rules?
I can tell you this: Several coaches were more than aware that he wasn't there and weren't thrilled that they had to be and he wasn't there.
I just hope one of them has the guts to call him out on it. Rib him about it.
"So your time is more valuable than ours?" they should say.
Why wouldn't you? He's just a peer, even if he sometimes acts like he isn't.
This is just another way of Belichick showing his arrogance. It's like when he pushed that photographer a couple of years ago. Or when he got caught in Spygate.
Rules are for fools?
Too bad the biggest fool Tuesday was the guy who doesn't follow them.