“Football is competitive, and we’re in a competitive camp, so I think some of those things are just part of football,” he said.
During a goal-line drill, Solder threw a hit Spikes’ way as the linebacker was on the ground. It sparked a bit of a tussle between the offense and the defense, and Spikes actually had to take a medical break after.
But Belichick doesn’t think the extracurricular activity following the play was over the line.
“No, football is football,” he said. “We deal with a lot of things in football. I don’t think it’s a big deal.”
With a career in football that spans for nearly 40 years, Belichick said he’s seen much bigger scuffles in his days. He doesn’t mind then occurring, just as long as they stay away from the sidlines "
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