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FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots understand they play a game for a living. That’s probably why they stressed the distraction they have faced this offseason is a real-life situation. That distraction is, of course, the murder investigation regarding Aaron Hernandez. Tom Brady referred to the arrest as a “real-life situation” once, while Vince Wilfork said the phrase six times. It’s obvious the team felt they needed to address the “real-life situation” before they could fully move on to football. The team could have ignored it. They could have swept it under the rug or buried it. But Bill Belichick addressed the situation head on with a seven-minute prepared statement. Brady, Wilfork, Devin McCourty and Jerod Mayo avoided some questions with the valid excuse that they can’t talk about ongoing legal proceedings, but didn’t shy away from all questions and that is what is important. “First and foremost, it’s a sad situation for the victim’s family,” Wilfork said. “You’re not dealin
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