Yes, you read that correctly.
In the midst of several team-wide scuffles and shoving matches — par for the course this time of year — Patriots coach Bill Belichick showed his rare softer side, kissing the elbow of banged-up tight end Aaron Hernandez during Wednesday night’s training camp practice.
(Still rubbing your eyes in disbelief? Just look at the photo.)
While participating in 7-on-7 drills, Hernandez got tangled up and hit the turf, favoring his left elbow. After a bit of complaining, he got his coach to make the boo-boo all better.
“I had a little bruise on my elbow and I was whining about it, and he was just showing me the love of a father figure and he gave me a kiss on the elbow,” Hernandez told the Boston Globe.
Evidently, it was well-received.
“No, I didn’t ask him (to make it better),” he said, smiling. “I damn sure liked it though. Felt some love.”
A father of three children, Belichick is obviously in tune with his parental side and knows a simple smooch so...