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Law changes tune, but still unsure of future

FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) -- Ty Law now says he wants to retire with
the New England Patriots, an about-face that comes after he
declared he wanted to leave and called his coach a liar.

Law met with coach Bill Belichick on Thursday, the first day of
the team's minicamp, and emerged to say all was well between him
and the team.

"It's just time to move on, the past is the past," he told
reporters after the meeting, about which he gave few details.
"Things happen. This is a business. I'm a Patriot and I'm glad to
be."

Belichick was less forthcoming.

"It's my job to coach the team, get the team ready for the
opener and the regular season," he said. "It's his job to prepare
to play and I expect both of us will do that."

Law was key part of New England's second Super Bowl title in
three years. But since the season's end, he's battled with the team
over an extension of his current contract, which has $16.9 million
remaining over two years. The team offered a four-year, $26 million
extension, including a $6.6 million bonus, but Law said it was "a
slap in the face."

"I can't even see myself putting on that uniform again, that's
how bad I feel about playing here," he said at the time. He also
had said Belichick "gets paid to lie."

Though he took a conciliatory tone Thursday, Law expressed
uncertainty when asked if he expected to be with New England at the
start of the season. He added he wanted to help the Patriots defend
their championship.

In order for Law to leave New England, the team would have to
trade or release him.