Originally written August 28, 2013 on Football Extra Points:
            With more details beginning to emerge regarding the troubled past of, once Patriot star, Aaron Hernandez it seems as if we can all erase another one out of our minds. Rolling Stone’s upcoming issue will tell about a talent, who’s life was derailed by “gangster” friends, PCP usage and constant paranoia, leaving football fans with only one question, imagine how great Hernandez could have been? There were few players who gave me as much hope on the Patriots roster as Aaron Hernandez. While Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski always left me confident in the Patriots offense, Aaron Hernandez gave me the chills. He had an incredible combination of size and speed coupled with the hands of great tight ends like Shannon Sharpe and Tony Gonzalez. He could line up in the slot or on the outside, as the single back behind Brady, or create the most unstoppable package across from Gronk. He was a proverbial athlete by NFL standards.            After the Patriots dropped the 2012-receivin
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