Patriots coach Bill Belichick denies report saying he ‘hates’ Tim Tebow

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick finally denied a month-old Yahoo! Sports report that said he “hates’’ free agent quarterback Tim Tebow, telling on Thursday the report is “untrue, baseless and irresponsible.’’

“I wouldn’t get into the probability of us pursuing any free agent,” Belichick told “Every single player has strengths and weaknesses. It is unfortunate that something so inaccurate was reported.”

The Patriots have surfaced in ties with Tebow because offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels drafted Tebow in 2010 when McDaniels was the head coach of the Denver Broncos.

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