Found June 30, 2013 on Football Nation:
The New England Patriots finally have a running game. It has been a long time, since Corey Dillon revitalized his career in a Patriot uniform, that New England fans have waited and hoped for a backfield that could truly complement their prolific passing attack.The backfields haven't been a total bust, with Lawrence Maroney providing decent yardage in three out of four of his campaigns, but never even approaching 1000 yards; and "The Law Firm" did have one 1000+ rushing season before dropping severely in 2011.But now these guys are a distant memory, as several young backs have emerged to fill the void. And with Jeff Demps traded to Tampa Bay, and Danny Woodhead departed to San Diego, it is more important than ever that the production of the backfield from last year carry forward to 2013.There is reason to be excited at the possibilities that Belichick will be able to throw onto the field each and every week.

Patriots Void All Guaranteed Money Owed to Aaron Hernandez

The New England Patriots have avoided all of the remaining guaranteed money owed to Aaron Hernandez, which totals in at $5.91 million. According to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, the team will be voiding the $3.5 million in future guaranteed base salaries on Hernandez’s contract as well as the final installment on his $12.5 million signing bonus, which slots in at $3.25 million...

Reddit user compiles list of evidence against Aaron Hernandez

There have been allegations about Aaron Hernandez's involvement in Odin Lloyd's death flying around the internet for some time, but to my knowledge, Reddit user WasteOfFrog is the first curious soul to put a complete list of the charges and evidence against Hernandez together. The following was assembled by the Reddit user using public records. To view more evidence as it...

Aaron Hernandez claimed to be a “role model” two months before murder arrest

In an interview for Extra roughly two months ago former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez claimed to be a “role model” for Hispanic people. In a few short weeks the Aaron Hernandez saga has gone from bad to worse, and the young man is as far from a role model as can be. Of course, the only reason this video is of any note is because Hernandez and two others were arrested just...

Aaron Hernandez served lawsuit papers in jail for shooting Alexander Bradley in the face

According to Ted Daniel of FOX 25 in Boston, former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was served with lawsuit papers for shooting Alexander Bradley in the face down in Miami. SOURCE: AH served Friday in jail w/papers relating to FL suit that claims he shot a former associate in the face in Feb. #fox25 — Ted Daniel (@TedDanielFOX25) July 1, 2013 Lawyer for plaintiff Alexander...

Patriots claim they had ‘no knowledge’ of Aaron Hernandez murder charge

Aaron Hernandez was released by the New England Patriots less than two hours after he was arrested last Wednesday. Considering law enforcement officials opted not to reveal the charges against Hernandez until his arraignment several hours later, we were left to assume that the team knew something we didn’t. Otherwise, would they have acted so [...]

Aaron Hernandez Busted a Man’s Eardrum in 2007 Fight

I have a working theory that one of the reasons that Aaron Hernandez might have engaged in criminal activity is because he had done criminal activity in the past and never was punished for it. Case in point. According to the police report, here’s what took place: A waitress brought Hernandez two “alcoholic drinks.” After Hernandez finished the drinks, a restaurant employee...

Urban Meyer “Refuses” To Comment On Aaron Hernandez

The Aaron Hernandez murder investigation is having an effect on everyone who’s ever known the young man. Former teammates now say he was a great friend. NFL brass and execs now wonder how he slipped under the radar, or why his background wasn’t more closely scrutinized. Many people are interested in hearing what his former college coach has to say.  Meyer reportedly would sit...

Aaron Hernandez Memorabilia on Ebay Making Mad Money

  Over the last few weeks, Aaron Hernandez has become a household name for all the wrong reasons. With the murder charges levied against him, it’s no surprise that the NFL has decided to stop selling his jersey. The Patriots are honoring their fans by offering free exchanges on Hernandez jerseys. Surprisingly, though, the jerseys and other pieces of Hernandez memorabilia are...

Aaron Hernandez Another Black Eye for New England Patriots

When did the New England Patriots become the NFL‘s most controversial team? The Aaron Hernandez scandal involving the former Patriots tight-end being charged with murder as well as five gun charges on Wednesday was the final scandal or negative story needed for the Patriots to take the number one spot when it comes to controversy. Hernandez is a former Patriots player because the...

Aaron Hernandez Jerseys Selling Like Hot Cakes

They better buy my jerseys Juan… According to the Boston Globe, all things Aaron Hernandez are fetching big money on EBAY. ” online, a market for Hernandez memorabilia has emerged. One man on Craigslist is offering to buy “anything” related to Hernandez , who has pleaded not guilty to the charges. On eBay, heavy bidding is often driving prices for items well above what the...

Branch sings rare tune regarding Hernandez

BY NICK ST. DENISBy a few accounts, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez wasn't highly regarded in the locker room. By more accounts, he was exponentially worse in everyday life.But not by Deion Branch's account. (photo: Karen Cardoza, Flickr)Probably not intentionally, the former Patriots receiver Branch recently made some head-turning comments about Hernandez...

Aaron Hernandez Jerseys Selling For More Than $200 On eBay

The NFL has stopped selling Aaron Hernandez jerseys, the New England Patriots are offering fans a free jersey for the exchange of the shamed Hernandez uniform as well. Even with such drastic measures, Hernandez jerseys are still hot sellers in one place at least. The Boston Globe is reporting that Hernandez jerseys are becoming a hot item on eBay, selling for more than $200 in some...

Why Lovie Smith Would Be A Smart Hire As Defensive Coordinator for The Patriots

    Ever since the departure of defensive playmakers like Rodney Harrison, Tedy Bruschi, Junior Seau, and Ty Law among others, the Patriots have struggled defensively over the years.  Although these player departures have a lot to do with these defensive woes, the team hasn't exactly had the cream of the crop to work with as far as defensive minds go.  In the...
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