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."
Tom Brady didn’t go to the White House after the Patriots’ Super Bowl victory over the Seahawks, but the President thinks the Pats will be visiting 1600 Pensylvania Ave. again to be welcomed by President Trump (does that mean Brady goes?) or Clinton in the spring of 2017.
In an interview on Sirus/XM Radio with Sway Calloway, Obama sees a Pats-Seahawks rematch in Super Bowl 51. And if he were a betting man, he’d be going with New England, again.
“I’ve got to say at this point, you have to put your money on Brady again,” Obama said. “I don’t see any strong teams. Seattle and Patriots have a rematch. That’s my call.”
Obama and the nation will get a preview of his pick on Week 10 at Gillette Stadium when the Pats host the Seahawks.
Oh, and the President likes the Golden State Warriors, particularly with the addition of Kevin Durant, to reclaim the NBA title.
FOXBORO – After being unable to practice all week for the Buffalo Bills, running back LeSean McCoy is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Patriots due to a hamstring injury.
Already ruled out for Buffalo are wide receiver Marquise Goodwin and safety Aaron Williams.
The Bills also have a fleet of players listed as questionable including DT Bryant Corbin (shoulder), TE Charles Clay (knee), DT Marcell Dareus (hamstring), RB Mike Gillislee (foot), TE Cordy Glenn (ankle), LB Jerry Hughes (hand), LB Lerentee McCray (knee), G John Miller (shoulder) and WR Robert Woods.
The skill position dings to Goodwin, McCoy, Clay, Gillislee, Glenn and Woods have to be a concern for the Bills who already have their best wideout, Sammy Watkins, on injured reserve.