Malcolm Butler Was Sick Before Super Bowl LII, Never Got Reason for Benching

Malcolm Butler Was Sick Before Super Bowl LII, Never Got Reason for Benching

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Newly signed Tennessee Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler said he was sick during the week leading up to Super Bowl LII but never got a reason for the benching that played some part in his departure from the New England Patriots.

“I never got a reason,” Butler told Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. “I feel like this is the reason. I got kind of sick. I went to the hospital. They probably thought I was kind of late on the game plan; I wasn’t as locked in as I should be and could have been a matchup deal. It could have been anything.”

Butler, who started 47 of his last 48 regular-season games with the Patriots and was a starter for their first two playoff contests before the Super Bowl, did not receive a defensive snap against the Philadelphia Eagles

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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March 14, 2018 at 04:50PM

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