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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick addressed the media for the first time today since former tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested for the murder of Odin Lloyd. The media had the chance to see a different Belichick today.  Larry Brown Sports has a breakdown of the presser. Belichick began the news conference by expressing his condolences to the Lloyd family and calling the murder a “tragedy.” “This is a sad day on so many levels,” Belichick said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim.” Belichick mentioned Hernandez by name at the very beginning of his lengthy opening statement, but only referred to him as “the player” from that point on. He stated that he agreed “100%” with the comments Patriots owner Robert Kraft made about the situation earlier this offseason, and then surprised some by taking responsibility for the fact that Hernandez did not work out. “We’ll learn from this terrible experience,” Belichick said. “This does not in any way represent the way the New England Patriots want to do things. As coach, I’m primarily responsible for people we bring into this organization. Personally, I’m challenged by decisions that affect the team on a daily basis. We always try to do what’s best for the team. We’ll continue to do this and will work to do a better job going forward.” I’m sure Belichick and the Patriots will modify the way they scout prospects.   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Bill Belichick admits he’s responsible for the players the Patriots sign to their roster appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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