following this story from yesterday on CNN, this does not look good at all
following this story from yesterday on CNN, this does not look good at all
He must've confused himself with a Bengals player
I think we are all somewhat familiar with the story. I hope the FP guy didn't write this too. Nothing good happens after 3:30 AM.
that it bad news. Have been following that story pretty closely and was amazed he wasn't arrested sooner - simply the breaking of his cell phone and security system as well as the hiring of a cleaning crew seemed to have been enough to arrest him for obstruction.
Hernandez was a germaphobe.
I'm sure Tom Brady is feeling great about not taking as much money for his new contract. First they lose Welker, then the Gronk's injuries make him iffy, and now Hernandez looks like he might be gone for awhile. Ugh...not a pretty picture for the Pats.
Yep, that's pretty much my thoughts. And it's getting late to try and find replacements.
They stole Jake Ballard from the Giants, and he was a pretty OK contributor in limited action fot NY. Plus, they replaced Welker with Amendola. But I do remember reading somewhere that Edelman is the only player with a reception for the Pats last season who is expected to be available Week 1, which can't be considered a good thing.
Enter: Tim Tebow, the savior
Congrats, LMV! When did you start working for ESPN?
First, I'm sure that this is more than Obstruction of Justice. Secondly, if you played for Urban, your chances of a felony charge are infinitely increased.
This angle is fucking stupid. Aaron Hernandez, a 23 year old grown man three years removed from Gainesville, had some involvement in killing a dude. What does this have to do with Urban Meyer?
I agree with you, but Hernandez was questioned about a shooting during his time at UF, and now this "friend" is alleging Hernandez shot him (IN THE FACE) in '07. Where was Urban?
Corches don't have to babysit their players 24/7.
They burn Corches in East Lansing.
So what part of his comment do you agree with?
That the angle people are taking (including/blaming Urban) is fucking stupid.
Actually, the fact that they waited so long to arrest him makes me suspect that they don't have much evidence on him for anything more than obstruction of justice.
"We don't need Wes Welker, we have Aaron Hernandez!" -Bill B.
Has probably played his last games as a NFL player...
Tell that to Ray Lewis. Although, it seems now that Lewis has retired, someone had to fill the villian role. Now all Hernandez has to do is have his come to God moment, and wear religion on his sleeve as a defense from the fact that he is truly a piece of shit. Transition complete.
Ray Lewis is a SAINT!! Dont you speak down on him in that manner unless he somehow prevents the Lions from winning a Super Bowl!!
When I first read about this story last week, I immediately thought of Ray Lewis and that whole situation. Seems there are some common factors between these two murders.
He needs to come up with a sweet-a$$ pre-game introduction dance...including an eyepatch in deference to the guy he (allegedly, wink-wink) shot in the face in Florida.
His dance should have fingerguns. Just saying.
I don't have enough points to upvote this but I wish I could, about a hundred times. That is all.
I guess when you're rich and famous the police don't arrest you, they escort you.
I don't know, escorted in handcuffs to me is not a way to soften the blow, it is just different terminology. I used this phrase to describe to my parents why I didn't come home from a late night party back in high school.
...why his arms were in his shirt?
What is this 1st grade?
I heard that Hernandez looked at Urban Meyer as a father figure while at Florida. I can only conclude that Urban Meyer sucks and is a terrible person.
Can we stop with the Urban Meyer nonsense. A man was murdered, show some basic decency. Even if Hernandez did it, this is beyond anything Meyer should be associated with.
I don't actually believe Meyer had any influence/association, it was a sarcastic remark because I don't care for Urban Meyer. The remark about me thinking he sucks was real though.
Point taken, but I don't think it's that far-fetched to think that Meyer's "Circle of Trust" policy instilled, in Hernandez, some false sense of impunity? For many, the college years are the formative years of life. I don't think it's crazy to at least consider that in judging Hernandez's behavior.
I completely agree that part of a college coach's job should be to help their athletes grow and mature as people, but this was an execution committed 4 years after Hernandez left Florida. At some point, Meyer no longer bears responsibility for this adult's decisions. That's like saying that Rodriguez is responsible for Pacman Jones slapping that woman a few weeks ago. At some point these men are responsible for themselves, not their football coaches.
Plus, blaming Meyer in jest makes light of a very serious and tragic situation. It's a pretty despicable way to try and poke fun at a rival school. But point taken that football coaches are (or at least should be) more than just people who teach kids to play football.
*This is written as if Hernandez has committed a crime. I realize he has not been formally charged with anything, let alone convicted.
I wouldn't blame Meyer, and I don't think anybody should. But at the same time, the character (or lack thereof) and values (or lack thereof) of players he coached could be considered a reflection of his coaching abilities. In other words, a different coach with a different set of priorities and a different set of values may have helped shaped Hernandez's character differently.
Pretty sure Urban Meyer is responsible for Michael Jackson's death also... Damn you Urban and your recreational drugs
Just released by patriots
but, this has to mean that there is some pretty strong evidence coming his way
He gone. Released by the Pats, that didn't take long.
I went for the triple, first time for everything. Carry on.
Yes before any charges even released. Makes me think they have been briefed on what he will be charged with.
Yeah, it'd be cruel and unusual to keep a guy around the Lions franchise all day, every day.
I'm pretty sure they forfeited their right to get any of that money back once they released him
This was all divine intervention for Tebow's glorious return to football prominence. Gronk's out for at least a while, Welker is gone, Hernandez may be doing 25 to life behind bars, Lloyd is gone. Tebow is primed to become the savior of the Pats.
Someone up there must really want Tebow to have his shot.
Tebow could have had his shot at Hback TE any time he wanted. It took getting released, no team with any interest in him as a QB and several injury arrests for him to wisen up.. that is assuming he now understand this is his only shot.
You know you done f****d up don't you?
/Menace II Society
Bad stretch for Patriots TE's. The other 4 on the roster might want to take some preventive measures before they go the way of Iowa Running Backs.
"Everyone kills people, murders people, steals from you, steals from me, whatever"
The fact is, nobody in Gainesville is totally shocked that Hernandez seems to be a person of interest in a homicide probe. Especially not Johnson, the man who is famous for not only representing UF athletes but making their troubles disappear into the legal limbo land of dropped charges and deferred prosecutions. When Urban Meyer coached in Gainesville, we media cynics used to call Johnson the most valuable member of UF's staff even though he doesn't actually work for the Gators. Even so, he was Meyer's ingenious and innovative "defensive coordinator" because he was so effective at defending some of the Urbanator's gun-toting, bar-fighting miscreants and malcontents. Some athletes just always seem to find trouble, and Hernandez was certainly one of them at UF. It started in his freshman season when he was arrested after getting into a fight with a bouncer at a bar near campus. He was a juvenile then and got off with a slap on the wrist. According to the Sporting News, Hernandez also had some controlled-substance issues and was suspended for failed drug tests later in his tenure at UF. Hernandez was among four Gator football players questioned in a 2007 shooting incident in Gainesville. None of the players was arrested, but detectives questioned them about the shootings of Corey Smith and Justin Glass on the Sunday morning after Florida lost to Auburn in 2007. According to a Orlando Sentinel report at the time, police said Smith, 28, and Glass, 19, were driving around in traffic about 2:30 a.m. when a man began shooting into their car. Smith was critically wounded in the head while Glass was shot in the arm. Hernandez declined to discuss the case with reporters back then and was never charged with any crime.
Nice work Urbs.
Interesting, I didn't know all of that. Kind of makes you wonder why the Pats drafted him in the first place; I thought NFL teams did pretty extensive character evaluations on players they consider drafting.
As a Bengals fan, I agree with that. We will get him as a free agent when he gets out.
The Patriots forgot to put a failure to preform clause in his contract, so he will still get his guaranteed money.
I guess it is the ex-Patriot. ESPN is reporting that Hernandez has been released.
Less than two hours following his arrest, Hernandez was released by the Patriots, who initially announced the transaction on their Twitter account before formalizing it in an official statement.
Half a dozen other people reported the same thing on this thread, and someone downvotes me.
Is there a way to tell who downvoted me. Sometimes the pettiness on this board is over the top.
Insane enough to murder someone else. Add $40 million on top of that. Plus, public scorn and the hate of his fiancee's family.
Such a stupid and sensless act likely has the most petty motive.
plus 5 gun related charges.