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Malcolm Butler never got explanation for Super Bowl benching

Malcolm Butler never got explanation for Super Bowl benching

The question just keeps coming, and Malcolm Butler still has the same answer.

No, the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback does not know why Patriots coach Bill Belichick benched him at the Super Bowl in February.

Butler said Sunday he never got an explanation for being benched in the Super Bowl after starting 15 games during the regular season and two playoff games. He came off the bench to seal New England's Super Bowl victory in 2015 with an interception as a rookie, and he started the Patriots' overtime win over Atlanta for a second Super Bowl ring a year ago.

"Coach's decision," Butler said.

For his part, Belichick has never really explained why Butler was...

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