Malcolm Butler issued a statement via Twitter on Tuesday to address the reports about his Super Bowl situation with the New England Patriots. In his statement, Butler apologized for his postgame interview in which he ripped the Patriots for benching him against the Eagles. He also called the report about him missing curfew “false.”
Here’s a look at his statement in full:
— Malcolm CB Butler (@Mac_BZ) February 6, 2018
Butler is under pressure to defend himself given his upcoming free agency status. He doesn’t want these reports and negative information about his character affecting the interest other teams will have in him, though you have to figure they will.
There have been no answers from the Patriots about why Butler was benched in the biggest game of the year, one in which they clearly needed him and his presence probably could have changed the outcome. Even with all the negativity surrounding him, one team is already recruiting him.