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Bill Belichick wears a Nate Ebner jersey to practice

Bill Belichick
Twitter: @PhilAPerry

Bill Belichick wears a Nate Ebner jersey to practice

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick showed his support for safety Nate Ebner, who is playing for USA Rugby in Rio

Nate Ebner had a very valid excuse for not practicing with the New England Patriots this morning—he is preparing for his first Olympic rugby match in Rio.

To show his support for Ebner, Patriots coach Bill Belichick wore a USA Rugby shirt to practice with Ebner’s name on the back.

https://twitter.com/PhilAPerry/status/763014174461071360

Ebner, a safety who helped the Patriots win Super Bowl XLIX, is taking a leave from offseason football workouts to compete at the Olympics. The first U.S. men’s rugby match is today at noon ET. Once Ebner steps on the pitch, he will become the first active NFL player to compete at a Summer Olympics. 

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Belichick told the Associated Press that “we’re pulling for him to bring back something around his neck.”

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"We're pulling for him to bring back something around his neck."

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