Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 7/11/13
Inside this edition of “Football Nation Today,” Alex takes a look at the biggest stories around the NFL:1st Down: The story that continues to dominate headlines, unfortunately, is the ongoing situation involving former Patriots tight-end Aaron Hernandez.  Over the past week, many have asked whether the Patriots should have vetted Hernandez better, and if they should change the way they operate following this event. Alex attempts to answer those questions, and says though the Patriots took a risk on Hernandez, it is impossible to project that a person will be arrested for murder. If the Patriots change the way they operate, they’ll be a worse football team.  To build a winning roster in the NFL, teams have to take risks on players with checkered legal histories.  If the Patriots begin to release players, or not acquire players because they’re standing on a moral high ground, they will not be as competitive as they are now.  Maybe that’s for the better, but Alex has his doubts that fa...
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