Offbeat Bill Belichick: Patriots Were Not Aware of The Allegation Against Matt Patricia

00:36  11 may  2018
00:36  11 may  2018 Source:   si.com

Matt Patricia Was Indicted in 1996 Sexual Assault Case; Was Not Tried

  Matt Patricia Was Indicted in 1996 Sexual Assault Case; Was Not Tried An indictment from 22 years ago was uncovered by the Detroit News.On March 15, 1996, a 21-year-old woman reported to police that Patricia and his friend and RPI football teammate Greg Dietrich attacked her in a hotel room and violently sexually assaulted her.

Bill Belichick is the greatest coach in NFL history, but if there’s one knock against him (well And Bill O’Brien. But none of them have been able carry Belichick ’s magic along with them. The Patriots didn’t swing a trade to improve the front seven and give Patricia more to work with.

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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick issued a statement backing former assistant coach and Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia after a 1996 sexual assault allegation resurfaced on Wednesday night.

The Detroit News reported that Patricia and a friend were indicted by a Texas grand jury for one count of aggravated sexual assault of a woman on South Padre Island. The accuser did not testify and the case was dismissed 10 months later.

Lions coach Matt Patricia denies 1996 assault allegation

  Lions coach Matt Patricia denies 1996 assault allegation A 1996 sexual assault allegation has surfaced against Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia.The Detroit News reported that Patricia and a friend of his were indicted 22 years ago by a Texas grand jury, on one count each of aggravated sexual assault for an alleged incident involving a woman on South Padre Island. The accuser did not testify and the case was dismissed 10 months later.

Bill Belichick , Matt Patricia . New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick talks with linebackers coach Matt Patricia on the sidelines during the first half of a NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Sept.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick , left, and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia watch during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, Feb.

The Lions said they were not aware of the allegation when interviewing and hiring Patricia. Patricia held a press conference on Thursday morning and maintained his innocence. The Lions are standing by Patricia as the team's new head coach.

"The New England Patriots were not aware of the matter which recently came to light," Belichick said in a statement. "For 14 yars in our organization, Matt conducted himself with great integrity and is known to be an outstanding coach, person and family man. We have always been confident in Matt's character and reccomended him highly to become the head coach of the Detroit Lions."

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