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According to Bruce Feldman at CBS Sports, the NFL is considering to ban academically ineligible players from the NFL Scouting Combine, and it seems to be a response in wake of the Aaron Hernandez situation. This is pointless exercise by the NFL, and comes across as more of a publicity stunt by Roger Goodell’s office more than anything. For starters, NFL teams draft players all the time that weren’t very successful in the classroom. Often times, these players don’t get in trouble on campus either. They are just lazy academically, and are strictly focused on the NFL, especially players that do not plan on finishing their education. Correlating their grades with whether they are going to cause future problems off-the-field is not correct. Teams aren’t going to shy away from a player because they have bad grades. Heck, we’ve seen players with incredibly low Wonderlic scores still get drafted in the Top 10. If these players aren’t showing up for the draft, it means teams will seek them out in private workouts. We imagine that the owners aren’t going to be behind spending extra money because the NFL doesn’t want to allow certain players with bad grades to show up. [...]
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A.B. A letter Aaron Hernandez wrote to New England Patriots personnel director Nick Caserio was published on Boston.com today.
My favorite part is, “I have set very high goals for myself in the NFL and am focused 100% on achieving those goals.”
Hindsight truly is 20/20. Here is the letter in full:
Dear Mr. Caserio,
I am writing in regards to some of the feedback I am receiving...
Let's go ahead and charge Urban Meyer with accessory to murder, before the fact.
That's a thing, right? If not, it needs to be. The case against Meyer is as follows: New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez allegedly has murdered God only knows how many people.
He went to Florida.
Meyer coached him at Florida.
Meyer's fingerprints therefore are all over this...
Hundreds of one-time fans are trading in their Aaron Hernandez jerseys.
The New England Patriots are letting fans trade in their No. 81 jerseys for a different one on Saturday and Sunday.
The ex-Patriots tight end has been charged with the murder in the death of 27-year-old semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. He has pleaded not guilty.
The Patriots released Hernandez shortly...
Aaron Hernandez has not yet been convicted of any crime, but that hasn’t stopped endorsers and other companies from cutting ties with him. The latest to scrub Hernandez from existence is video game juggernaut EA Sports. On Monday, an EA Sports spokesperson told CBSSports.com that the former New England Patriots tight end is being removed [...]
Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – We have heard multiple media outlets commenting in regards to formerNew England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez’ involvement in the case of the death of27-year-old Odin LIoyd. Now, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is speaking out. For the first time, he shared his thoughts on this matter to the media Monday afternoon according to...
Patriots fans are waiting on line to exchange their Aaron Hernandez jerseys at the Patriots Pro Shop today.
Wesley Lowery of the Boston Globe posted the photos above.
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For Patriots’ fans, the jury is in on Aaron Hernandez. From the looks of the photos posted by Boston College sport…
The New England Patriots did their fans a solid by offering them an opportunity to exchange their Aaron Hernandez jerseys for another Patriots player’s jersey this weekend. The program was announced last week, and it is a two-day program available to fans on Saturday and Sunday. It has been popular thus far. The Patriots said [...]
The New England Patriots announced that almost 1,200 Aaron Hernandez were exchanged today., according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Patriots announced that almost 1,200 Aaron Hernandez jerseys have been exchanged at their pro shop today as of about 5 pm.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 6, 2013
You can see some photos and videos from today’s jersey exchange right here.
The New England Patriots and their fans, aren’t wasting anytime in expunging anything that reminds them of Aaron Hernandez.
According to Busted Coverage, nearly a 100 fans posted up outside the Patriots Pro Shop at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough today, to take advantage of the organization’s offer to rid themselves of the former tight end’s jersey.
The Patriots have given...
Even the most heartfelt letter won’t get Aaron Hernandez back on the Patriots’ roster anytime soon, but a letter might have been what convinced the Patriots to draft him back in 2010.
Coming out of Florida in 2010, Hernandez was viewed as a risk by many NFL teams because of a history with marijuana use during his three years at the University. Some teams took the 2009 Mackey...
The NFL has come under scrutiny lately with all the players that have been arrested. There have already been calls for the NFL to do something to keep the Aaron Hernandez and Titus Young types out of the game. Banning academically ineligible players from the Combine is being discussed, and there are bound to be more ideas that get floated around in the coming weeks.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft has called drafting Aaron Hernandez a “mistake” by his organization. In the face of a mistake, Kraft also defends his decision by saying he never expected to encounter this situation. According to reports from ESPNBoston.com, Kraft has said he was “duped” by Hernandez. Kraft explained Hernandez as a likable human being, and was always very respectful...
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Leave it to the man who wrote the lyrics ‘Murder was the case that they gave me’ to be a fan of Aaron Hernandez. Snoop Lion took to Instagram to show his support for the former NFL tight end. Usually Snoop can do no wrong, but I’m not sure if backing this horse is a good move.-TO
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Last season it took awhile for HBO to find an NFL team to participate in it's 'Hard Knocks' series. Eventually the Miami Dolphins decided to take part in the show.
Plenty of teams don't want anything to do with the show, citing it as a distraction. The Detroit Lions are one of those teams. Team president Tom Lewand stated that he still doesn't want his team...