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Devin McCourty sympathizes with Malcolm Butler after CB was benched in Super Bowl LII

Devin McCourty sympathizes with Malcolm Butler after CB was benched in Super Bowl LII
Published On: Fri, Feb 23
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) is tackled by New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler (21) and free safety Devin McCourty (32) in the first quarter during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Despite no new information, the Malcolm Butler story will not go away.

Appearing on Sirius XM radio Friday, for the second time this week Devin McCourty was asked about Butler not playing a single defensive snap in Super Bowl LII. McCourty said it was known he wouldn't start, but not that he wouldn't play at all. He deferred to what Bill Belichick said afterwards, that it was a football decision.

McCourty also sympathized with the 27-year-old after he played 98 percent of the regular-season snaps and then didn't play any in the biggest game of the year.

We never really knew," McCourty said. "To me, it was bad for him as far as hes been a great teammate. We have enjoyed obviously a lot of success together, so just being able to not be out there, I think for any guy when you get on a team and make it to the Super Bowl, every guy wants to be out there to help the team. Malcolm has been a great teammate and a great friend of mine for the last four years.

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