Pats' Thomas discusses being sent home


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- All of the four New England Patriots players that were sent home from Gillette Stadium for being late for an 8 a.m. meeting Wednesday were on hand at the start of practice Thursday.

Randy Moss, Gary Guyton, Adalius Thomas and Derrick Burgess were at the start of practice.

Thomas addressed the media before practice in a lengthy discussion about the incident.

"I got sent home. That's pretty much it, for being late," he said.

"I think everyone woke up to the snow yesterday. I didn't know it was going to snow. There was traffic. I can't run people over getting to work. I don't do that. I actually almost had a car accident. It is what it is. He did what he thought was best for him. That's what he did."

Thomas broke out a cartoon reference when asked about being stuck in traffic, saying, "What do you do? It's not the Jetsons, I can't jump up and just fly. What the heck am I supposed to do?"

When asked if there was disconnect between him and coach Bill Belichick, Thomas responded, "I don't know. I really don't know. I'm dumbfounded. I don't try to figure it out. I'll let you guys do it. You guys do a lot more guessing at it than I do. Like I said, whatever I'm told to do, that's what I do."

Moss didn't talk to the media while the locker room was open.

Belichick wouldn't confirm the decision to send the players home on Wednesday.


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