In the realm of life, football is not all that important. We love the game, but relatively, it's not a life and death enterprise.
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick reminded us of that fact on Friday morning. Before fielding questions during his press conference, Belichick addressed the shooting of two Boston police officers during a domestic dispute call on Wednesday evening. Both officers are currently in the hospital.
From the Patriots' official Twitter account:
“Alright, before we get into Cincinnati, just on behalf of the team, we just want to send our – express our appreciation and support for the Boston Police Department. Kind of what they've been going through here the last couple of days, the injured officers, their families, just I can imagine – I can't imagine but I can imagine – the amount of stress that that department has to deal with and their challenges every day and the difficulty of the situation that they've been put in. I just want to let them know we're behind them, we appreciate them, we appreciate what they do for us and how they protect us and we're there for them.”
The officers, Richard Cintolo and Matthew Morris, remain in critical condition, but they're both out of surgery and recovering.