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Bill Belichick on Brandon Spikes: ‘We all know the rules and the guidelines’

06.12.13 at 12:44 pm ET

FOXBORO — Without mentioning his name, Bill Belichick addressed the Brandon Spikes situation on Wednesday.

Asked about his reaction when a player chooses to work out on his own away from the team, as was the case with Spikes during OTAs, Belichick offered this:

“It is what it is,” he said “We all know what the rules and the guidelines are and that’€™s what they are.”

May OTA’s are technically voluntary but every NFL team mandates some form of attendance and/or participation from players under contract in June mini-camp.

Spikes has been in attendance this week, and spoke Tuesday. He said he likes to do things “a little different than everybody else.”

Can it affect a player’€™s position on the team if he chooses not to be here?

“It is what it is,” Belichick said. “We don’€™t make the rules.”

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