New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick addressed the media for the first time since the arrest and subsequent murder charge against his former star tight end Aaron Hernandez.
Belichick, talking from Patriots training camp in Foxborough, Mass., was his typical stone-cold self but addressed the issue at length.
"I am personally disappointed and hurt in a situation like this," Belichick said. "We look at every player's history. We evaluate his performance, intelligence, work ethic and maturity. Obviously, this process is far from perfect.
"Unfortunately, this most recent situation is not a good one on that record.
"I always try to do what's best for the football team. We will learn from this terrible experience. I have been advised to not comment on ongoing legal proceedings. It's time for the New England Patriots to move forward."
Belichick admitted that he was not in the U.S. when he first heard of the news.
"When I was out the country, I learned of the ongoing criminal inve...