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Patriots fans and experts can debate who will be the team’s X factor this season, but Aaron Hernandez is no longer an option after he was released from the team following his arrest for the murder of Odin Lloyd.
However, USA Today still tried to make the case that Hernandez could be the key to New England’s success this season in its NFL 2013 season preview issue.
ESPN NFL analyst Adam Schefter noticed the unfortunate selection for the Patriots’ X factor and tweeted out a picture of it.
Picked up USA Today's NFL 2013 preview issue. Here's what it listed as Patriots "X" factor... http://t.co/eh4dyxmOZP— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 21, 2013
A fan then pointed out to Schefter that ESPN put Hernandez in its 2013 season preview as well.
Touché... @bucbolthead: probably printed same time as ESPN preview. http://t.co/s3Dwa3DDsp— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 21, 2013
Well, you can’t always get your preseason predictions right.
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Adam Schefter tweeted out this picture of USA Today’s 2013 NFL Preview issue this weekend, and it’s pretty clear that an editor over at the newspaper is not doing their job very well.
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Tomorrow Bill Belichick is scheduled to speak with reporters for the first time since former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was arrested on murder charges. As a Patriots fan I’m bracing myself to see how many times reporters will badger Coach Belichick to comment about the issue. We all know that Bill isn’t going to make a comment, so what is the sense in asking him...
Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey has declined to join twin brother Maurkice in apologizing for wearing a baseball cap that supported former college teammate Aaron Hernandez.
The Pounceys were photographed a week ago wearing hats that read "Free Hernandez" during their birthday party in Miami.
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady broke his silence Tuesday about former teammate Aaron Hernandez, who has been charged with murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd.
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Tom Brady finally broke his silence about former teammate Aaron Hernandez on Tuesday.
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Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey declined to join twin brother Maurkice in apologizing for wearing a baseball cap that supported former college teammate Aaron Hernandez, who has been charged with murder.
The Pounceys were photographed during their recent birthday party in Miami wearing caps that read "Free Hernandez."
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For Patriots fans this has been a rough off-season. For everyone else it has been a treat; the mighty may have finally toppled. Finally, one of the many chances that the Patriots and head coach Bill Belichick took back fired on them. Not that what is going on with Aaron Hernandez is good of course; it's tragic to say the least. After playing with fire so many times the Patriots...