Fired NFL coach Urban Meyer joined former President Donald Trump at his annual Super Bowl party on Sunday night, where guests at his West Palm Beach golf club dined on a game menu of wings, hot dogs and hamburgers.
The attendee said Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani was also present, but New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, spotted earlier in the weekend at the former president’s nearby Mar-a-Lago resort, was not spotted.
Also missing is former first lady Melania Trump, who is rarely seen at the golf club.
A guest told DailyMail.com that Trump looked in his element when he talked about football with Meyer, who lost his job with the Jacksonville Jaguars before their disastrous season was over.
‘He was happy. In a great mood,” said the guest. ‘It was very funny.’
Guests were served by staff dressed in referee stripes as the Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals on the big screen.
Urban Meyer (back, center) and Bill Belichick (second from right) pose with friends at Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald Trump’s club in Florida.
The party ended a busy weekend at Trump’s political headquarters in Florida.
Mar-a-Lago hosted a fundraiser Friday for Harriet Hageman, who is battling Rep. Liz Cheney for the Republican nomination in her Wyoming district.
Photos posted to social media show Belichick and Meyer preparing for a party at a Palm Beach club.
Details emerged on the same day that an excerpt from a new book revealed the ups and downs of the Trump-Belichick relationship.
It Won’t Pass will be published by Simon & Schuster on May 3, 2022.
Trump told the authors of It Won’t Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future that he was annoyed by the coach’s refusal to accept the Medal of Freedom after the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.
Trump felt that Belichick “fell the coward,” he told Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns, when he became only one of four people in history to refuse the honor.
“One of the rejections that bothered him the most came from Bill Belichick, the legendary coach of the New England Patriots, who turned down Trump’s attempt to award him the Presidential Medal of Freedom,” they wrote in an excerpt posted by Yahoo Sports.
“Right after the riots, he just couldn’t show up with Trump.
“Then,” Trump said, “Belichick got cold feet.
“But understand this,” Trump admitted: the coach was playing golf at the adjacent Trump course just a week ago. Trump ran into him there, on the penultimate hole.
“He came up to me on the seventeenth,” the former commander-in-chief recounted with relish.
Hoping for credulity for those familiar with Belichick’s rugged nature, Trump said, “He hugged me and kissed me.”
The coach famously sent a letter of approval to Trump ahead of the 2016 election.
Belichick presented Trump with a Patriots helmet at the White House in 2017 during their Super Bowl LI victory ceremony. But Trump was upset when the coach refused the Presidential Medal of Freedom after last year’s Jan. 6 violence.
Meyer was fired as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars in December after a poor season.
“Congratulations on a great campaign. You faced incredibly biased and negative media and came out beautifully – beautifully, ”Trump’s letter says.
“You have shown yourself to be an excellent fighter and fighter. Your leadership is amazing.
“I have always treated you with the utmost respect, but the resilience and perseverance you have shown over the past year is remarkable.
“Hopefully tomorrow’s election results will provide an opportunity to make America great again. Best wishes for great results tomorrow.”
Meyer was sacked in December when his Jaguars went 2-11.
His success as a college coach did not lead to success in the NFL. Worse, he apologized to the team after a video surfaced of him with a woman who was not his wife at his restaurant in Ohio.