The Cincinnati Bengals are known for taking chances on players with troubled pasts and questionable character.
They decided long ago, though, that they wanted to stay clear of Aaron Hernandez.
Bengals owner and general manager Mike Brown told FOX Sports on Monday that the franchise intentionally passed on selecting Hernandez in the 2010 draft after closely scouting tight ends that year.
An unfavorable pre-draft report the Bengals had received about Hernandez and concerns there was the potential for more off-field problems at the pro level helped influence Cincinnati to select the University of Oklahomas Jermaine Gresham in the first round. Hernandez was a fourth-round choice by New England, which released him last Wednesday after he was officially charged with 27-year-old Odin Lloyds murder in North Attleborough, Mass., as well as five counts of illegal firearm possession.
That one is no secret. We just stayed away from it, Brown said about Hernandez inside his office at Bengals hea...