Patriots cornerback J.C. Jackson has admitted to his role in the punishment given by Bill Belichick that led to his benching during the team’s game in Washington. In an interview with Mark Daniels of masslive.com, Jackson took responsibility for missing bed checks at the team hotel on the Saturday night before the game, which resulted in him being left behind as a healthy scratch while the team travelled to Germany.
Jackson acknowledged that he considered the benching a punishment and understood that it was brought on by his own mistakes. He also recognized that it was a disciplinary measure by Belichick, who is known for maintaining discipline no matter who you are. Jackson emphasized the importance of being responsible and adhering to team rules, understanding that his actions had consequences and did not want to be considered greater than anyone else in the team.
Despite the setback, Jackson expressed his desire to continue playing for the Patriots because he feels at home there. He believes he has a leadership role to fill and made it clear that he is dedicated to the team. Jackson reflected on the situation and learned from his mistake, promising to be more mindful of his responsibilities moving forward.