SAN JOSE, Calif. - At 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, police and paramedics entered a mobile home in San Bernardino and discovered the body of Matt Cassel's father, Greg, a devastating trauma for Cassel's family and yet another shock to the Patriots.
Greg Cassel's death, at 57, threw into question whether his son will play Sunday against the Raiders in Oakland, a must-win game for the Patriots in their late-season push for a playoff berth. Cassel did not participate in practice yesterday at San Jose State University, leaving the team to be with his family in Southern California.
Coach Bill Belichick did not have a timetable for Cassel's return and did not say whether he expected Cassel would play Sunday.
"Right now, we are just taking it day to day," Belichick said. "He's going to take care of what he has to do." - Boston Globe
I thought this was insensitive on the Globe's part. It seems like the writers only care about Cassel's status while making light of his father's death.