Updated: Mason rips 'total disrespect' from Belichick


Updated: Mason rips 'total disrespect' from Belichick

UPDATED, 4:28 P.M. -- Derrick Mason took to Twitter to further chide Bill Belichick late Friday afternoon.

FIRST TWEET: "Just saw that belichick video thing all u ppl are commenting about. He might As well called me boy! Lol total Disrespect,"

SECOND TWEET: "Had I said that to him, everyone would have been in a uproar! I have to much respect for the game to speck to a coach in that manner!"

THIRD TWEET: "See u soon coach b.. Sg"

The assumption is that "Sg" stands for SpyGate.

ORIGINAL STORY -- And because the Patriots-Jets rivalry wasn't interesting enough . . .

New Jets receiver Derrick Mason -- shown engaging in trash talk with Bill Belichick during the NFL Films documentary 'Bill Belichick: A Football Life' during a 2009 Pats-Ravens game, which ended with Belichick cursing out Mason -- intimated Friday that the Pats only won because they cheated, and promised he would "see Belichick out there" during the New England-New York matchups this year.

Mason brought up the Spygate scandal when asked by reporters to comment on his '09 exchange with Belichick.

"I respect him because he's a very good head coach," said Mason, according to nj.com. "They won a bunch of games during those times (putting emphasis on the words). When they were allegedly . . . you know (referring to Spygate). They won a bunch of games.

"But, nah, I respect Belichick, he's a good coach. But I will see him out there."

Ohio State LB on Belichick: 'When you first meet him, you're scared'


Ohio State LB on Belichick: 'When you first meet him, you're scared'

Even for some of the nation's top athletes, confident 20-somethings with the rest of their (perhaps very lucrative) lives ahead of them, there's a feeling you just can't shake when Bill Belichick walks into the room. 

"When you first meet him, you're scared," said Ohio State linebacker Raekwon McMillan, per WBZ. "He's quizzing you. It's like a little test. But after you get done with the test, the quiz or whatever, drawing up the defense, it's pretty cool. They're real down to earth people. Really cool."

Belichick was spotted at Ohio State's pro day getting a closer look at McMillan and his teammates on Thursday. He then headed off to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the Wolverines showcase Friday.

During various scouting trips across the country, the Patriots appear to be showing significant interest in the incoming class of linebackers. Belichick spent some extra time with Vanderbilt's Zach Cunningham -- who's projected to be a first-rounder -- at his pro day. The team reportedly scheduled a meeting with a speedy linebacker from Cincinnati. And Matt Patricia caught up with Notre Dame linebacker James Onwualu once his workouts finished up on Thursday. 

As for McMillan, the 6-2, 240-pounder was a second-team All-American and a first-team All-Big Ten choice. He's instinctive, but there's some question as to whether or not he has the strength to hold up inside at the next level.

PODCAST: Dan Wetzel on the Aaron Hernandez double-murder trial


PODCAST: Dan Wetzel on the Aaron Hernandez double-murder trial

Tom E. Curran has Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports as a guest to discuss the Aaron Hernandez double homicide trial. Wetzel has been in the courtroom, and wrote this piece about the day Hernandez’s former friend Alexander Bradley testified in court. 

After speaking with Wetzel, Curran has Tim Rohan of MMQB.com on to discuss his day with ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

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