JUST BEING "CIVIL" IS GOING TOO FAR.

Posted June 19, 2013

PATRIOTS TE Aaron Hernandez is being sued civilly over SHOOTING A MAN IN THE HEAD in Florida back in January and causing the man to lose his right eye as a result.

How is a gunshot to the head NOT an attempted murder charge?!?! Now understand, this isn't me saying Hernandez did it. I frankly don't know. I've not heard word one about a witness; he wasn't arrested at the scene; there is no photographic evidence; and the gunshot victim (that much is NOT in dispute) gave police a different story initially. So unless something new turns up, I'm on NO SIDE of this issue.

At this point there is nothing to link him to that shooting. However if something turns up he shouldn't be disciplined by Bill Belichik, the Patriots, or the NFL. His prison sentence (for attempted murder, not assault or manslaughter (See: Donte Stallworth)) should cover the remainder of his career. But that is my question. HOW is this only a civil matter if it has any teeth at all?

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