Former Patriots linebacker says he deliberately crashed automotive to keep away from Invoice Belichick’s ire over delay

Former Patriots linebacker says he deliberately crashed automotive to keep away from Invoice Belichick’s ire over delay

In the event you ever end up operating late for work, do not take recommendation from former New England Patriots linebacker Wealthy Ohrnberger. Slightly than face the wrath of Invoice Belichick, Ohrnberger determined to deliberately get right into a automotive accident whereas operating late for apply.

Ohrnberger informed the story on his radio present Thursday. It began when Ohrnberger’s telephone died in the midst of the night time. His alarm by no means went off, inflicting him to get up late. Ohrnberger hurried to his automotive, solely to understand in his automotive that he could be 10 minutes late for a group assembly.

Fearing he could be anticipated to be late, Ohrnberger purposely crashed into one other automotive so he may current Belichick with a legitimate excuse for the delay.

Ohrnberger stated he did not hit the automotive — which was a church van — exhausting. However he needed to hit it exhausting sufficient to dent his automotive so he may present the Patriots with proof of the crash. Ohrnberger stated he gave his insurance coverage info and a few cash to the van driver earlier than leaving for apply.

Ohrnberger stated he spoke with Belichick’s assistant and waited within the offensive line assembly room till the complete group assembly was over. The primary particular person to see Ohrnberger was offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia, who appeared to know precisely what was happening. Scarnecchia reportedly informed Ohrnberger that his stunt may fly elsewhere, however that any more it could be on time.

Ohrnberger didn’t specify when the incident occurred. He was drafted by the Patriots within the fourth spherical of the 2009 NFL Draft and spent three seasons with the group. He was positioned on IR by the group in 2011 and didn’t play in a single sport. The Patriots reduce Ohrnberger in 2012.

After his launch, Ohrnberger went on to play three extra seasons within the NFL, one with the Arizona Cardinals and two with the San Diego Chargers.

Wealthy Ohrnberger (60) spent three seasons with the Patriots. (AP Picture/Michael Dwyer)

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