Originally written on The Awesome Boston  |  Last updated 8/2/13
A.B. After the Patriots beat the Broncos 41-23 on Dec. 18 – week 15 of the 2011 NFL season – Tom Brady and Tebow and Brady are shown talking about Aaron Hernandez and Brandon Spikes. Hernandez, who now sits in a tiny jail cell awaiting his murder trial and current Patriots LB, Spikes, were former teammates of Tim Tebow at the University of Florida. Here’s how the conversation went down after exchanging a few pleasantries: Brady: “I’m trying to watch over Aaron and Brandon.” Tebow: “I appreciate that, too, man. They’re good guys.” Brady: “Ya, they’re a lot to handle.” There’s no need to make a mountain out of a molehill here and say this is proof the Patriots/Brady knew what Hernandez was capable of. But to say this isn’t a clear indication that the Patriots knew he was, at the very least, someone who needed to be watched over, would be foolish. Brady’s facial expression speaks volumes. He may have said, “they’re a lot to handle,” but what he meant was, “How did you handle
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