The hits just kept on coming for the Patriots, only this time it was after the game.
Coach Bill Belichick refused to do an on-field interview with Shannon Sharpe of CBS after the Patriots’ 28-13 loss to the Ravens Sunday night, sparking immediate backlash.
“Bill Belichick makes it real easy for you to root against the Patriots,” Sharpe said on CBS’s postgame show. “You can’t be a poor sport all the time. You’re not going to win all the time. And he does this every time he loses. It’s unacceptable.”
Sharpe played two seasons of his 14-year NFL career with the Ravens.
Belichick conducted his usual postgame news conference in Gillette Stadium’s interview room.
He was terse with his answers.
Meanwhile, the jovial Ravens’ locker room couldn’t resist an opportunity to kick a team when it’s down.
Linebacker Terrell Suggs, a trash talker who disdains the Patriots, said, “Tell them to have fun at the Pro Bowl.”
Yahoo! Sports tweeted that Suggs also said, “Shut ’em out in the second half. Arrogant [expletive].”
“These are the most arrogant [expletive] in the world, starting with Belichick on down.’’
“That’s funny,’’ Suggs added. “Ever since Spygate they haven’t been able to win.”
Suggs later toned down his comments.
“All BS aside, they are a hell of a ball club. They have the right to be arrogant,” he said.John Powers of the Globe staff, and the Boston.com staff contributed to this report.