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Bill Belichick won’t say if Stevan Ridley was punished

Coach denies ‘sending a message’ to Patriots running back

It never left his hands all game.

As Stevan Ridley paced the sideline at Reliant Stadium Sunday afternoon — not in a Patriots uniform but in a navy-blue long-sleeve T-shirt and tights topped by team-issued shorts (a stark departure from his far more colorful choices in fashion) — he had a football with him at all times.

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