Former New England Patriots Offensive Lineman Rich Ohrnberger Admits He Once Intentionally Crashed His Truck Into a Church Van as He Was Running Late to a Team Meeting So Coach Bill Belichick Wouldn’t Cut Him

Given a choice between tardiness and recklessness, former New England Patriots offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger happily chose the latter in order to avoid the wrath of head coach Bill Belichick.

As the retired NFL guard revealed on his radio show, ‘The Hartman & Rich O Show’, he intentionally bumped his Chevy Tahoe into a ramshackle church van to give himself a valid excuse for being late to a team meeting.

Ohrnberger didn’t reveal the date of the accident, but the former Penn State star played in Foxborough from 2009 and 2011, when Belichick’s rules on punctuality were every bit as unflinchingly rigid as they are today.

‘I wake up, my phone died overnight, and I realize I’m waking up to the sound of birds chirping and not my alarm going off,’ Ohrnberger told co-host Steve Hartman. ‘I am frantic. I don’t even bother looking at the clock, I know I’m late.’

Eventually Ohrnberger glanced at the clock.

‘I’m five minutes to being officially late, and I’ve got a 15 minute drive ahead of me,’ he continued. ‘I’m gonna be 10 minutes late for this day. I have this sinking feeling in my stomach like, ‘I’m gonna be cut. [Belichick’s] not gonna have me on this football team come tomorrow. What do I do?’

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Source: Daily Mail