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New England Patriots President Jonathan Kraft has come out swinging in defense of head coach Bill Belichick and the whole organization.
Kraft appeared on 98.5 The Sports Hub radio show on Thursday, and vehemently denied a Rolling Stones report that Bill Belichick or the Patriots organization knew Hernandez was unstable, or that Bill Belichick told Hernandez to purchase a safe house.
It said that Aaron had told Bill that he feared for his life and that his life was in danger and Bill’s response was to tell him to get a safe house and lie low. I actually saw Bill—I think I would’ve known if that had ever happened—but I saw Bill today and I said, ‘Bill, did Aaron ever tell you his life was in danger?’ And he’s like, “Absolutely not.”
If a player had told Bill his life was in danger, Bill would say we’re calling [team director of security] Mark Briggs, we’re calling the authorities.
Kraft then went on to dispute claims that the organization was aware of Hernandez off field troubles, and denies that the Patriots had grown tired of Hernandez, were about to release him anyway.
It’s fair to assume that we’ll never truly know how much the Patriots actually knew about Hernandez’s troubles until Hernandez himself shares that information.
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Patriots owner Robert Kraft doesn’t see things that way, per USA TODAY Sports.
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Aaron Hernandez remains behind bars at the Bristol County House of Corrections awaiting trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd. Given all the circumstantial evidence we have heard to this point, most people feel that a conviction is merely a formality. Paul Solotaroff of Rolling Stone magazine does not see it that way at all. […]
The New England Patriots front office is dealing with the latest wave of the Aaron Hernandez firestorm.
The new issue of Rolling Stone Magazine fires a slew of allegations that paints a picture of the team’s relationship with Hernandez in bold and obnoxious strokes.
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Prosecutors pursuing a murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez have good reason to want to talk to his now-jailed cousin - according to court documents, she may have been provided a first-hand account of the killing by a man believed to have been there.
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Rolling Stone contributing editor Paul Solotaroff who wrote the magazine's investigative story on Aaron Hernandez with Herald columnist Ron Borges paints a rather unflattering picture of the Patriots brass.
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Paul Solotaroff is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone. He wrote a story this week tracing Hernandez's path from troubled youth to (alleged) triple murderer. It seems as though most of his problems were not his fault. They were caused by his mother, his step-father, Urban Meyer, and Bill Belichick.
Solotaroff went on the Doug Gottleib show to talk about Hernandez. He...
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