Originally created 06/11/04

Law, once disgruntled, now wants to retire with Patriots

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Ty Law now says he wants to retire with the New England Patriots, an about-face that comes after he declared he wanted to leave and called his coach a liar.

Law met with coach Bill Belichick on Thursday, the first day of the team's minicamp, and emerged to say all was well between him and the team.

"It's just time to move on, the past is the past," he told reporters after the meeting, about which he gave few details. "Things happen. This is a business. I'm a Patriot and I'm glad to be."

Belichick was less forthcoming.

"It's my job to coach the team, get the team ready for the opener and the regular season," he said. "It's his job to prepare to play and I expect both of us will do that."

Law was key part of New England's second Super Bowl title in three years. But since the season's end, he's battled with the team over an extension of his current contract, which has $16.9 million remaining over two years. The team offered a four-year, $26 million extension, including a $6.6 million bonus, but Law said it was "a slap in the face."

"I can't even see myself putting on that uniform again, that's how bad I feel about playing here," he said at the time. He also had said Belichick "gets paid to lie."

Though he took a conciliatory tone Thursday, Law expressed uncertainty when asked if he expected to be with New England at the start of the season. He added he wanted to help the Patriots defend their championship.

In order for Law to leave New England, the team would have to trade or release him.


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