Punctual Patriots: Ex-New England offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger admits he as soon as INTENTIONALLY crashed his truck right into a church van as he was operating late to a crew assembly so Bill Belichick would not minimize him
- Rich Ohrnberger mentioned he as soon as deliberately rammed his truck right into a church van
- He did this to offer himself an excuse for being late to a Patriots crew assembly
- Ohrnberger was scared coach Bill Belichick would minimize him for being late
- Nobody was harm within the crash, which was only a fender bender, Ohrnberger mentioned
- Belichick is notoriously strict about tardiness, amongst different transgressions
Given a selection between tardiness and recklessness, former New England Patriots offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger fortunately selected the latter as a way to keep away from the wrath of head coach Bill Belichick.
As the retired NFL guard revealed on his radio present, ‘The Hartman & Rich O Show’, he deliberately bumped his Chevy Tahoe right into a ramshackle church van to offer himself a sound excuse for being late to a crew assembly.
Ohrnberger did not reveal the date of the accident, however the former Penn State star performed in Foxborough from 2009 and 2011, when Belichick’s guidelines on punctuality have been each bit as unflinchingly inflexible as they’re as we speak.
Ex-Patriot Rich Ohrnberger as soon as deliberately rammed his truck right into a church van as a way to give himself an excuse for being late to a crew assembly and getting minimize by Bill Belichick
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is notoriously strict about gamers being late
‘I get up, my telephone died in a single day, and I notice I’m waking as much as the sound of birds chirping and never my alarm going off,’ Ohrnberger informed co-host Steve Hartman. ‘I’m frantic. I do not even hassle wanting on the clock, I do know I’m late.’
Eventually Ohrnberger glanced on the clock.
‘I’m 5 minutes to being formally late, and I’ve acquired a 15 minute drive forward of me,’ he continued. ‘I’m gonna be 10 minutes late for this present day. I’ve this sinking feeling in my abdomen like, ‘I’m gonna be minimize. [Belichick’s] not gonna have me on this soccer crew come tomorrow. What do I do?’
In what might have felt like divine intervention, Ohrnberger immediately noticed the worn-down church van, and started to contemplate his choices.
‘I see a church van in entrance of me that is all dinged up and it is acquired the black smoke popping out of the exhaust pipe and I’m like, ‘I’m gonna hit this automotive,’ Ohrnberger laughed.
‘It’s higher to pay the insurance coverage than embarrass myself by being late for a Patriots crew assembly.’
In that second, the reply grew to become crystal clear to Ohrnberger.
‘So I rear-end this church van,’ he mentioned. ‘I hit this for this poor outdated man, who by the way in which, was like minutes from being 100 years outdated. This man with an extended, white beard. I imply, it was Father Time, comes creeping out of the entrance seat of this church van.
‘I did not hit him laborious,’ Ohrnberger continued. ‘I like cruised into him sufficient that it dented my bumper so I had proof, so I had visible proof that I truly acquired right into a automotive accident.’
Although the plan technically labored – he wasn’t minimize – Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia wasn’t shopping for Ohrnberger’s story.
‘He mentioned, ‘That stuff might fly at IBM. Like in the event you have been a kind of geeks engaged on the computer systems and stuff, OK? That stuff does not work right here. You be on time to any extent further,’ Ohrnberger remembered.
Ohrnberger would ultimately go on to play for the Chargers and Cardinals, and is now a well-liked podcaster and radio host.
Rich Ohrnberger is pictured at Patriots coaching camp in August of 2009 — his first NFL season