Sony Michel shares hilarious account of falling victim to old-school Patriots business model

Yes friends... Here's further evidence that the Patriot Way applies to first-rounders too.
Sony Michel, New England Patriots
Sony Michel, New England Patriots / Billie Weiss/GettyImages

The New England Patriots have their own way of doing things. Something tells us that you've heard that a time or two. 'The Patriot Way'... That's what they call it. We've all heard it referenced, both internally and outside of the organization. Believe it or not, outside of red, white, and blue-tinged circles, there's still some mystique about how it works.

Here's the most consistent theory. Anyone who was added to the Bill Belichick-led Pats was expected to check their ego at the door. All men were created equal, whether they were stars or scout team guys (at least, that's what we were led to believe). There is some credence to that. Heck, Bill even treated Tom Brady like crap sometimes.

So, if TB12 was never given preferential treatment, there's no reason to believe Sony Michel would have roses thrown at his feet. Well... At least he has a sense of humor about it.

All Patriots are created equal. Sony Michel shares an account of being 'one of the guys'.

There have to be somewhere around 60 million podcasts out there. We haven't counted. We're just guessing. Let's just say the game is oversaturated, but every once in a while, we find some must-watch material. The Money Down Podcast definitely qualifies.

During Super Bowl Week, the guys welcomed Sony Michel for a chat. There was some good stuff in this one and a few funny stories. The one that follows most certainly qualifies.

Come on Bill! That's how we treat the first-rounders? They can't even sit in first class? Well... That's The Patriot Way! At least we can get a laugh out of it. It will be interesting to see if Jerod Mayo is more player-friendly.

Coming from the Bill Belichick school of coaching, however, something tells us he may have a little 'old school' in him.

Watch the full stream below. It's definitely worth your time.

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