Former Patriots guard Rich Ohrnberger shared a hilarious story about how he once crashed his car on purpose because he was late to practice and wanted to avoid Bill Belichick’s wrath.
Ohrnberger says that he woke up late and instantly fell ill because he thought he would get cut by the team.
“I wake up. My phone died overnight and I realized I’m waking up to the sound of chirping birds and not my alarm going off and I am frantic. I don’t even bother looking at the clock. I know I’m late,” said the former Patriots player.
“I get to the road. … I finally look at the clock and it says I’m late already or I’m gonna be. I’m like five minutes to being officially late and I’ve got a 15 minute drive ahead of me. … I have this sinking feeling in my stomach like, ‘I’m gonna get cut.’”
The former Patriots player turned radio host says that after leaving his home that morning, he saw a dinged-up van and decided to hit it on purpose to give him an excuse as to why he didn’t show up to practice on time.
“I see a church van in front of me that’s all dinged up. It’s got the black smoke coming out of the exhaust pipe and I’m like ‘I’m gonna hit this car. I’m gonna rear end this car … because it’s better to pay the insurance or peel off this guy a couple hundred bucks than embarrass myself being late for this Patriots team meeting so I rear end this church man.”
You can watch Ohrnberger retell his story below.
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