Upcoming Rolling Stone Expose: "Urban Meyer may have helped cover up" Hernandez crimes, drug use

Submitted by orobs on August 27th, 2013 at 8:45 PM

• In college his coach (then-University of Florida head coach Urban Meyer) may have helped cover up failed drug tests, along with two violent incidents — an assault and a drive-by shootout outside a local bar.



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August 28th, 2013 at 12:54 PM ^


There is not one single specific allegation, much less any credible proof, of any wrongdoing by Urban Meyer.

I challenge anybody to point it out if they think I am mistaken.

The article does a pretty good job of explaining that Hernandez was a bad kid before he got to Gainesville, and that he became a much worse person after he left and joined the NFL.

The article is long on descriptive speculation; and yet it is not terrible.  It does paint a rather depressing picture of Hernandez.  But the worst thing in all of this, it seems to me, is the absolutely unwarranted and illegitimate "use" of the Rolling Stone story is as some sort of charging document against Urban Meyer because on that dimension it is a complete failure.


August 27th, 2013 at 11:46 PM ^

A lot of football recruits come from backgrounds where there wasn't much parenting, which is clearly the case with Hernandez. I'm obviously not justifying anything, but it's important to understand that a lot of guys playing FBS football come from difficult circumstances. 


August 28th, 2013 at 12:31 PM ^

So you also have an issue with basically any newpaper that shows pictures of dead people or horrific crimes occurring in other countries?  RS provided a unique story about a notable person in the news, so they put him on the cover.  You can argue taste and if they should have selected another cover photo, but it wasn't like they didn't have a good reason to do so.


August 27th, 2013 at 9:56 PM ^

Meh. I just don't think news outlets really should be wasting their time on things like Wall Street or politics or international human rights issues, etc. I think the most important thing facing our society, and the world in general, is making sure everyone knows Ohio State is the Worst Thing In The World (they may be naming their hospital ER the Abercrombie and Fitch ER for cryin' out loud) and thus crushing their collective soul into oblivion. So I applaud Rolling Stone for actually trying in this pursuit.