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Belichick Overpaid Bielema While Other Patriots Assistants Made $15K, Filing Says

A new court filing Monday in Bret Bielema’s $7 million litigation against the Razorback Foundation contains the potential bombshell that New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick thought he was overpaying, not underpaying, the former Razorbacks head coach when he worked for the Patriots in 2018-19.

The filing reveals that several successful coaches had joined Belichick’s staff for salaries as low as $15,000—far lower than Bielema’s six-figure annual wages.

The filing comes almost a week after U.S. District Court Judge P.K. Holmes III agreed to keep emails between Belichick and Patriots owner Robert Kraft sealed as part of a protective order.