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Reporter hints at more discord between Belichick, Pats stars

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The NFL season coming to an end may not mean the end of the supposed power struggle within the New England Patriots organization.

NBC Sports Boston’s Mike Giardi tweeted on Thursday that Bill Belichick has been making some of the top Pats players like Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady “miserable.” He also says a lot of the issues revolve around the Alex Guerrero problems.

Guerrero is Brady’s trainer, who has been a storyline for the Patriots over the past several months. Reports have said that there is discord between Belichick/the Patriots and some of the team’s players over Guerrero. Players like Brady and Rob Gronkowski prefer to train, work out, and seek treatment from Guerrero, while the team would rather have players do these things with the team.

Last month, a different reporter even said the Patriots tried to impede him from writing a story about Gronk training with Guerrero.

Giardi ended up predicting that Gronk will end up receiving more compensation from the Pats. It could be that all the buzz about retirement was intended to get him a raise.


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