With New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick sporting a black eye and choosing not to reveal how he got it, here's a look at some other black eyes in sports.
When asked about the bruise above his left eye at a news conference on Jan. 12, Belichick deflected questioning by simply saying, "I think I'll live."
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Jason Kidd shows the black eye and bandage covering the cut he suffered during a Nets' loss to the Charlotte Hornets in their 2002 Eastern Conference semifinal Game 4
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Alex Rodriguez in March 2004 during a Yankees workout at the Tokyo Dome.
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Washington Capitals left wing Jason Chimera sports two black eyes during a 2014 game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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Clint Dempsey of the United States at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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NASCAR driver Ricky Rudd sports a black eye (suffered previous race during a fight with a crewman) during practice for the 2002 New Hampshire 300.
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Rutgers soccer right back Maggie Morash after she caught an elbow during a 2015 game against Virginia.
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Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns after receiving six stitches to his eye against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 of the 2010 Western Conference semifinals.
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Michael Ballack, captain of Germany, looks on during a press conference for the German national football team in March 2010.
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Xavier guard Dee Davis sports a black eye from a 2015 game against DePaul.
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Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk suffered a black eye during pregame warmups for an April 2015 game against the Indiana Pacers.
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Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks watches from the bench in the closing minutes of Game 5 of the 2005 Western Conference semifinals against the Phoenix Suns.
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Justin Tate of Minnesota sports a black eye from qualifying in the Snowmobile Hillcross during the 2004 Winter X Games.
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Shaun White exhibits some facial abrasions and a black eye suffered from a fall during Winter X Games 2012.
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Bowling Green guard Deborah Hoekstra looks at the scoreboard through her black eye during a 2014 quarterfinal WNIT tournament game against Rutgers.
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Houston Astros pitcher Chris Holt in the dugout in August 2000. Holt was hit by a line drive the previous week.
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Jason Smith of the Philadelphia Flyers looks on before a 2008 faceoff against the Ottawa Senators.
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Tom Kostopoulos of the Montreal Canadiens prepares for a faceoff against the Ottawa Senators in 2008.
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Brent Barry #17 of the San Antonio Spurs resumes play with a black eye during a 2007 game against the Sacramento Kings.
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British and Irish Lions player Ronan O' Gara during training in 2009.
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Kyle Wellwood of the Vancouver Canucks skates during a 2009 game against the Calgary Flames.
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Steve Downie of the Tampa Bay Lightning during a 2011 game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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Dutch forward Klaas-Jan Huntelaar answers journalists after a first training session ahead of the Euro 2012.
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Boston Bruins' Dougie Hamilton with a black eye and stitches.
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James Wisniewski of the Montreal Canadiens skates against the Calgary Flames in 2011.
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