Found July 01, 2013 on Gridiron Grit:
Whether we like it or not, NFL players are role models—and now more than ever due to the innovations in social media.  In light of the laundry list of recent arrests around the league (about 30 have occurred just since the Super Bowl) and the Aaron Hernandez murder investigation, let’s take a moment to highlight the guys who choose to use the spotlight for good. From up-and-coming star signal-callers who have led by example, keeping a clean record and showing how faith, hard work, patience and dedication pays off to a few veteran defensive backs who have chosen to use their fortune to give back to the community to a linebacker who has bounced back and maintained an amazing attitude to boot in his incredible journey to the NFL after spending five years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit—we look at the Top 10 role models in the NFL (in no particular order). Photo Credit: 1. LB Brian Banks (Atlanta Falcons) If you’re not already rooting for the former 2007 undraft...

I love the look of Tim Tebow with a Patriots helmet on. 

I love the look of Tim Tebow with a Patriots helmet on. 

Report: Tim Tebow Tried to Help Aaron Hernandez Stay Out of Trouble at Florida

It was obvious that before long, this would all come back to Tim Tebow. Tebow hosted Aaron Hernandez‘s visit at the University of Florida, according to Hernandez was set to attend UConn, where his brother D.J. played quarterback, before he went down to Gainesville. Tebow tried to help Hernandez stay out of trouble at Florida, but they weren’t friendly off the...

Opportunity for Tebow to emerge?

  One of the ironic twists to the ugliness involving former New Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez, who is currently in jail facing first degree murder charges, is the linkage to one of the newest Patriots’, quarterback Tim Tebow. Both played their college football at Florida. In fact, when Hernandez took his visit to Fla,… Read More

Report: Tebow tied to Hernandez fight

According to a report, Tim Tebow tried to break up a fight involving fellow University of Florida alum Aaron Hernandez in 2007. The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Tim Tebow was a witness to an alleged bar fight Hernandez had a few months after enrolling at Florida in 2007. Tebow, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2007 and national championship in 2008 while playing quarterback...

Report: Tim Tebow Tried Break Up Aaron Hernandez Bar Fight in 2007

Tim Tebow wasn’t able to keep Aaron Hernandez out of trouble during their brief time together as teammates with the Patriots, but the famous backup quarterback tried to play peacemaker while the two were at the University of Florida. In 2007, Hernandez punched a restaurant employee in the head, rupturing the man’s eardrum. The two fought after Hernandez refused to pay for two...

Tim Tebow Tried to Break Up Aaron Hernandez Brawl

According to Gainesville, Florida police records, New England Patriots quarterback and Aaron Hernandez's former Florida Gators teammate Tim Tebow tried to break up a violent bar brawl in 2007. Hernandez allegedly punched a bouncer in the head at the Swamp Bar in April of 2007, when Hernandez was a freshman at the University of Florida. An officer arrived at the scene at 1AM...

Looking Back: Tim Tebow Helped Aaron Hernandez Choose Florida Over UConn

@TimTebow swayed Hernandez to Florida, but couldn't keep him out of trouble. It is well known in Connecticut and at UConn that former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who is currently facing a murder charge, was all set to join the Huskies for the 2007 season. Hernandez, a native of Bristol and one of the top tight ends entering college football in 2007, committed...

Urban Meyer won’t talk about Aaron Hernandez, but he will talk about Tim Tebow

Urban Meyer’s tenure at the University of Florida was full of wins, championships, awards, and players getting in trouble. Meyer was lauded for the wins, championships, and awards, and roundly criticized for his players running afoul. And once the wins, championship, and awards became sparse and the players continued to run afoul, Meyer snuck out the back door.It’s clear that...

Tebow tried to resolve Hernandez bar fight when they were college teammates

Long before Aaron Hernandez was arrested and charged with murder, his then-Florida Gator teammate, Tim Tebow, attempted to stop the New England Patriots' former tight end from getting into a bar fight in 2007, the Orlando Sentinel reported, according to Gainesville (FLA) police records. The police report states that Hernandez, then a 17-year-old freshman, punched a bouncer...

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It was just a year ago that Mark Sanchez had to deal with the signing of Tim Tebow. Now he faces an even tougher situation in the carousel that is the New York Jets quarterbacking debacle.And don't forget what is going on amongst the tight ends in New England. Who will Tom Brady have to target in 2013?Could this be the year that the mighty Patriots finally meet their match and...

The true meaning of “The Patriot Way”

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New England Patriots: 5 Biggest Questions of Training Camp

There's no doubt about it, one team in particular going into the 2013 NFL training camps, will have a lot of problem solving to do.  During The New England Patriots' off-season the team had a number of arrivals and departures of key players.  So crucial in fact that a few stories have made big news not only around the league, but the nation as well.  Aaron Hernandez has...

Top Ten Potential Replacements For What’s-His-Face

The Patriots must seek another pass-catcher after a certain Tight End Who Shan’t Be Named got released due to alleged “troubles.” Troubles. Suddenly we’re speaking about Foxboro the same way we described Belfast in 1982. In any case, our look at the ten players best suited to pick up the suddenly significant slack at tight end/H-back. Tim The Enchanter: Remember when the...
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