Patriots cornerback J.C. Jackson admitted to his role in the punishment given by Bill Belichick that led to his benching. In an interview with Mark Daniels of masslive.com, he took responsibility for missing bed checks at the Patriots’ team hotel on the Saturday night before the game in Washington, which resulted in him being left behind as a healthy scratch while the team travelled to Germany.
Jackson made it clear that he considered the benching a punishment and understood that it was brought on by his own mistakes. He acknowledged that it was a disciplinary measure by Belichick, who is known for maintaining discipline no matter who you are.
Reflecting on the situation, Jackson emphasized the importance of being responsible and adhering to team rules. He recognized that his actions had consequences and did not want to be considered greater than anyone else in the team, stressing that he wants to continue playing for the Patriots because he feels at home there. Additionally, Jackson believed that he has a leadership role to fill and made it clear that he is dedicated to the team.