Danny Amendola Talks Malcolm Butler Benching, Says Bill Belichick Is ‘An A**hole Sometimes’

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While we were all trying get over Danny Amendola’s breakup with Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, he was busy getting on with his life and that included not taking another pay cut to stay with the New England Patriots.

Instead of going for Super Bowl ring number three with the Pats, Amendola signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the Patriots’ division rival Miami Dolphins.

Amendola spoke with ESPN’s Mike Riess about why he made the decision to leave New England for Miami, rather than take his fourth pay in as many years cut to stay.

“When free agency broke, I came to the realization that he [Belichick] wasn’t going to really come close to any of the other offers I had,” Amendola told ESPN. “I had to make a decision for my family and go down to Miami and continue my career there.”

Amendola also probably won’t miss playing for Belichick, who he has called the “best coach to ever coach the game.”

“It’s not easy, that’s for sure. He’s an a–h— sometimes. There were a lot of things I didn’t like about playing for him, but I must say, the things I didn’t like were all in regards to getting the team better, and I respected him,” he said. “I didn’t like practicing in the snow, I didn’t like practicing in the rain, but that was going to make us a better football team and that was going to make me a better football player. It wasn’t easy, and he’d be the first to admit, at the [Super Bowl] ring ceremony, that it wasn’t easy playing for him. The silver lining was that we were at the ring ceremony.”

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