Marshall Faulk Still Sounds Suspicious Of Patriots’ Super Bowl XXXVI Win

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Former NFL running back Marshall Faulk

Photo via Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk

It’s safe to say Marshall Faulk will never get over the St. Louis Rams’ loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVI.

Faulk has been outspoken over the years about Spygate, suggesting the scandal might have played a role in the Patriots’ ability to defeat the heavily favored Rams in February 2002. The former Rams running back wasn’t quite as pointed Tuesday when pressed on the issue by ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio, but Faulk doesn’t sound ready to wipe the slate clean, either.

“We could all see the tapes and see what they saw and that would end it,” Faulk said on Radio Row leading up to Super Bowl 50. “But we know that’s not possible.”

The Patriots, of course, defeated the Rams 20-17 in Super Bowl XXXVI when Adam Vinatieri nailed a 48-yard field goal as time expired. New England has been linked to cheating allegations over the years, however, and so there always will be folks, like Faulk, who discredit the team’s accomplishments.

Nevertheless, Faulk told Florio he thinks more about his Super Bowl XXXIV victory over the Tennessee Titans than his loss to the Patriots, even if his public comments often paint a different picture.

“The only time — I shouldn’t say the only time, because it happens all the time — the loss in (Super Bowl XXXVI) comes up is when people talk about things that the Patriots did,” Faulk said Tuesday.

The grapes remain sour, it appears.

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