Bill Belichick managed to set the sports world ablaze well before kickoff Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium.

Belichick held an interview with CBS Sports reporter Dana Jacobson prior to the New England Patriots’ Week 3 win over the New York Jets. Jacobson closed the 1-on-1 with a general question about one of football’s top trending topics: Antonio Brown. Not only did Belichick brush the question the off, but he also grilled Jacobson with a harsh stare.

The clip unsurprisingly made the social media rounds, with many fans chalking up the incident as typical Belichick. Jemele Hill, however, wasn’t at all amused.

It’s tough to disagree with anything Hill says here. Everyone in the world knows Belichick wasn’t going to answer any AB-related questions, but given the magnitude of the unraveling story, Jacobson would have done herself and her employer a disservice by not asking. The Patriots coach has every right to pick which questions he chooses to answer, but it’s fair to say he could have handled this particular situation much better.

We can expect Belichick and Patriots players to continue to field questions about Brown. We only can imagine how the former would/will react when he’s asked to comment about the star wideout going back to school.

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