Found July 23, 2013 on Football and Futbol:
Tomorrow Bill Belichick is scheduled to speak with reporters for the first time since former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was arrested on murder charges.  As a Patriots fan I’m bracing myself to see how many times reporters will badger Coach Belichick to comment about the issue.  We all know that Bill isn’t going to make a comment, so what is the sense in asking him?  And you know, he will not be asked just once.  Having watched a few press conferences in my life, I’m going to put the over/under at 3. Ever since the initial questioning of the former tight-end by police, there has been media outcry over the Patriots’ response or lack of response to the situation.  This outcry has made my blood pressure spike at times and I’ve wondered if I’m in the minority thinking that the next time Rob Gronkowski is harassed about it at a book signing he should grab the offending camera and give it a Gronk Spike.  Okay, maybe that’s excessive and not the “Patriot Way”, but seriously. Having spoken with several dedicated Patriots fans, I’ve concluded that I’m not alone in thinking that the response by the franchise was appropriate.  As a matter of fact, I’m in the majority!  Come on, what really can be said about the situation besides no comment?  If Bob Kraft says he was duped, then I’m sure the rest of the organization was as well. In terms of actions after his arrest, the Patriots did a great job there as well.  Dismissing him from the team prior to knowing the official charges showed that although they are willing to give players with character issues an opportunity to change, there are limits.  Although most fans think the jersey swap was definitely a PR move, we agree that it was a fine way to show fans, especially the young ones, a way of saying we don’t support the thug life. “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift”  Steve Prefontaine
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