From the biggest offensive explosion in the history of an NFL game to Tom Brady throwing for over 500 yards, 3 touchdowns, no interceptions and yet still getting the loss, Super Bowl LII was loaded with surprises. One of the biggest stunners happened before the opening kickoff as New England cornerback and Super Bowl XLIX hero Malcolm Butler was spotted on the sideline in tears.
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Turns out Butler wasn't getting emotional about the big game. He had just been benched despite playing approximately 98% of his team's defensive snaps this year — the most of any Patriots defender.
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Butler had this to say about not playing a single down on defense yesterday after his team's stunning 41-33 loss to the Eagles.
Butler was pressed a bit more during the postgame interview regarding what his future might be in Boston. According to ESPN, he gave an answer that harkened back to one of the wildest infomercial personalities of the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Butler told reporters, "I ain't Miss Cleo, so I can't tell the future."
In case the reference doesn't strike a chord with you, Miss Cleo was the TV personality of Youree Dell Harris and her employer The Psychic Network.
Sadly for Butler and sport's fans, Harris passed away in 2016 and took any answers she might have had for the cornerback and Patriots' fans with her.
Today the team's head coach shed additional light on the subject, and considering Bill Belichick's history of press conferences, it was a 10-watt bulb set on dim.
At some point in the offseason, we may find out what actually happened in Super Bowl 52 between Butler, Belichick, and the Patriots, but for now we're left to wonder what the "greatest" psychic in television history would have said.