Found June 23, 2013 on 60 Max Power O:
Bill Belichick might want to rethink his referral program as it seems he's bought some damaged goods from the University of Florida. Belichick of the New England Patriots and two-time BCS champion coach Urban Meyer the former coach for the Florida Gators are pals. Myer must have known some of the stories or at least the affiliations that are coming out on Aaron Hernandez. All three players selected form the 2010 NFL Draft have had issues and it seems it's not just a coincidence. Belichick used his knowledge of the Gators in the 2010 and took defensive end Jermaine Cunningham and inside linebacker Brandon Spikes in the second round and tight end Aaron Hernandez in the fourth. The Patriots selected Cunningham first with the 53rd overall selection, Spikes was drafted by the in the second round (62nd overall), and Hernandez was drafted in the fourth round (113th overall). Hernandez was the best tight end in college football winning the Mackey Award on the strength of his 68 receptions and 850 yards. According to Mike Reiss of ESPN, Belichick might want to go back to listening to his scouting department over the word of coaches that can benefit from their players being taken into pro programs. Reiss writes: Cunningham (2012) and Spikes (2010) with four-game suspensions for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, and now Hernandez. Looking back, it makes one wonder if Belichick put too much stock in the off-field evaluations of his friend (and then-Florida coach) Meyer and not enough in his own scouts.  
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