Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 7/24/13
The Patriots are hurt. If you didn’t think that they were really bothered by the Aaron Hernandez murder charge, it would be wise to listen to Belichick’s press conference today. Until now, the organization has been very tight-lipped about the whole situation. Everyone questioned has pretty much declined to comment on the situation. No one wants to say the wrong thing or add to the media circus. After all, that’s the “Patriot Way.” As Yahoo Sports explains Belichick finally has been the most candid and said: “Most of the decisions work out, some don’t. I’m personally disappointed and hurt in a situation like this.” It’s about time someone showed some emotion, but surprising that it would come from the poker-faced Belichick himself. Finally, the public knows that the Pats actually did care. The NFL is a business as we all know, but when a player has three seasons with the same team, there has to be some bond there. Hernandez wasn’t just a warm body collecting passes from Brady. He was a teammate and a peer. It wasn’t the coldness of trying to collect and destroy all of Hernandez’s jerseys or erase his memory from the team. The Patriots’ organization as a whole feels a sense of failure. They were duped into thinking they could save Hernandez. Don’t expect much more from the team on Hernandez. After all, that is the Patriot Way.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Aaron Judge hits first grand slam of his career

David Stern: Lakers could have had Chris Paul, GM panicked

Brandon Jacobs vows to 'expose' Jim Harbugh, get him fired

Mike Zimmer won’t retire even if right eye goes blind

Kevin Love responds to Draymond Green’s ‘annihilation’ trash talk

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Spike Lee deletes Instagram post saying Kaepernick signed with Seattle

Errol Spence is the real deal, takes down Kell Brook

Indians reveal Frank Robinson statue at Progressive Field

Report: Jerry West considered rejoining the Lakers before they hired Magic Johnson

The NHL is thinking about hosting an outdoor game in Nashville

Michael Vick in talks to retire with Falcons

Journey to the Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins

Best of Yardbarker: Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines

The 'More like Whiffer, Texas Ranger...amirite?' quiz

The Rewind: Vince Carter's graduation day celebration that wasn't

Manu Ginobili gave life to the San Antonio Spurs

Stanley Cup Final: A David vs. Goliath matchup that's not as lopsided as it may appear

Why the Indianapolis 500 is called 'the greatest spectacle in racing'

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Box Score 5/26: Bring on the Finals

Why wait? Our too soon Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals preview

Kicking It: East is East, and West is West

Three Up, Three Down: Some surprises way out (NL) West

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Journey to the Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins

Best of Yardbarker: Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines

The 'More like Whiffer, Texas Ranger...amirite?' quiz

Stanley Cup Final: A David vs. Goliath matchup that's not as lopsided as it may appear

Manu Ginobili gave life to the San Antonio Spurs

The Rewind: Vince Carter's graduation day celebration that wasn't

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Kicking It: East is East, and West is West

Three Up, Three Down: Some surprises way out (NL) West

The 'Let's go to the videotape!' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker