J.C. Jackson, the cornerback for the Patriots, has 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, Jackson took responsibility for missing bed checks at the 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. Jackson emphasized that he understands the importance of being responsible and adhering to team rules and believes that his actions have consequences. He also stressed that he wants to continue playing for the Patriots because he feels at home there and recognizes that he has a leadership role to fill and is dedicated to the team.