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Bill Belichick: Report that I hate Tim Tebow untrue

It's rare for Bill Belichick to respond publicly to a piece of reporting he doesn't like, much less do it with unrestrained vigor. That's why his answer to a question about Tim Tebow on Thursday was so surprising.

For background: Yahoo! Sports had a source a few weeks back who said Belichick "hated" Tim Tebow as a player, and there was "no chance" the New England Patriots would be interested. Belichick didn't appreciate the suggestion.

"I wouldn't get into the probability of us pursuing any free agent. Every single player has strengths and weaknesses but regardless of that, for anyone to have represented that is the way I feel about Tim Tebow is completely untrue, baseless and irresponsible. It is unfortunate that something so inaccurate was reported," Belichick said on Thursday, via ESPNBoston.com.

If Belichick really wanted to show the report was inaccurate, he could always just sign Tebow.

Follow Gregg Rosenthal on Twitter @greggrosenthal.

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