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Aaron Hernandez Arrested; Dumped By The Patriots

Submitted by on June 26, 2013 – 3:32 pmOne Comment
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Watching Aaron Hernandez being escorted out of his home in handcuffs by police for possible ties in the murder of Odin Lloyd was enough for the New England Patriots to sever their ties with the talented tight end.

It also reminds us how stupid some of these athletes can be.

Hernandez has been about as non-cooperative as trying to fit a square peg in a round hole when authorities began questioning him about the death of Lloyd. The body of Lloyd, a semi-pro football player with ties to Hernandez, was found about a mile from the former Patriot’s home. Hernandez hasn’t been named as a suspect just yet, but his activities surely have been suspect.

When Hernandez was to be questioned, police found that the security system in his home had been destroyed with no explanation. That certainly has to be considered peculiar. His cell phone was also destroyed signaling that something was amiss.

The question isn’t whether Hernandez killed the man, but rather how someone with such a promising career could be so dumb to affiliate themselves with this type of situation. Whether Hernandez had something to do with it or not, the fact that he’s destroying possible evidence means that he’s the culprit or he’s covering up for someone. The reality is that as a player who just signed a $40 million contract, being remotely involved in something like this is a damn shame.

And now, whether he did it or not, he’s out of a job.

Of all the team’s in the NFL, the New England Patriots are the least likely to deal with this kind of off-field nonsense. It’s just not part of their culture and I’m sure Hernandez knew that. Without a team and a nice contract, Hernandez is facing the possibility of spending significant time behind bars. He’s only 23 and may not be mature enough to understand the deep water he has gotten himself into. He may believe that he can beat the system. He may believe that this, too, shall pass and he’ll be back on the field in no time. But what has really happened is that he may never touch the pigskin again. Whatever happened on that fateful night will forever doom him. And he has only himself to blame.

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