Patriots arrive home Monday afternoon
FOXBORO, Mass. (WJAR) —
The New England Patriots returned home from Minnesota Monday afternoon, following a 41-33 Super Bowl loss to the Philadelphia Eagles the night before.
After their plane landed at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick around 4 p.m. the team later arrived at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.
Even though the Patriots didn't win, faithful fans surrounded the airport, as well as the stadium, to welcome their beloved team home.
Many fans were shouting, “Thank You Patriots,” as sevearl busses rolled into Gillette, escorted by police.
But it was a different scene and tone inside the locker room.
Johnson Bademosi, a cornerback for the team, grabbed his things quickly. He told the news media, "I have nothing to say," and then left.
Meanwhile, questions to Eric Lee about his teammate Malcolm Butler went unanswered.
“That doesn’t concern me at all," said Lee.
However, Lee said he was appreciative of the season he had with the Patriots.
“It was a whirlwind," Lee said. "I wish it would have ended with a better conclusion, for sure."
Only three players grabbed items from the locker room, with Lee being the only one who spoke to the media.
One of the Patriots's planes landed early Monday morning at T.F. Green, with fans and family members on board. No players were spotted.