Skip to comments.Ex-Patriot Aaron Hernandez Officially Charged with Murder
Posted on 06/26/2013 1:18:31 PM PDT by rikkir
Aaron Hernandez, the former star New England Patriot tight end who has been at the center of a police investigation since a body was found near his Massachusetts home, was charged Wednesday with the murder of a semi-professional football player.
Hernandez, who reportedly pleaded not guilty to six charges that included murder and other weapons charges, did not react inside the Attleboro District courtroom, which was filled with journalists, victim family members and court officers.
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Gee he is an ex already.....
The Ravens will eventually pick him up. /s
Yeah, they released him 2 hrs after he was booked. I’m surprised it took that long.
A white hispanic?
Yep he was released by the Pats 2 hours after being arrested. Several hours before being charged. Team must have seen something we haven’t.
And yet Josh Brent is still officially with the Cowboys.
Is this not proof that there is a God and he really likes Tebow?
Some teams don’t tolerate any of it. After the Rae Carruth incident my Carolina Panthers put a morals clause in the players contracts. They get no chances. One arrest and they’re gone!
The irony is, without Hernandez, Tebow wouldn’t have been as big of a deal while at Florida, Hernandez was a huge part of their offense.
Is it immoral to be arrested?
why did they advertise that he was a suspect for a week before arresting him?
Not what I’m saying, and I used the term generically. Point is, if they are involved in anything that leads to their arrest, they’re gone, no 2nd, and 3rd chances.
Right or wrong, I think Jerry Richardson got his point across.
You can take the hood out of the barrio but ...
Tebow is not a tight end. You don’t just get a crash course in playing the position then excel at it in the NFL.
Hernandez is a huge loss on the field for the Pats. Tebow does not compensate for that.
This just shows to go you how dumb I am.
In all my life I never knew there was a charge of murder of a semi-professional Football Player.
Does that carry a heavier penalty than just murdering a couch potato?
That would seem to indicate that Pats management was tipped off in advance that the cops had really overwhelming evidence.
Actually I thought you said if you are arrested you’re off the team.
My friend and I were leaving the Sacramento Airport in the early 80s. The cops swooped on him and arrested him.
He and I were peace officers coming to Sac to do some training.
He was released a few hours later when it was discovered he look liked a suspect wanted by the Oakland PD and the cips were told he was on the flught we took.
Anytime someone is “punished” for being arrested, I hesitate a little before I agree.
In your follow-up you said the circumstances in which he was arrested. I can agree that a college or team could have rules that you should avoid certain circumstances. For instance everyone at the party is doing drugs, well, get out as soon as you realize.
I worked with a guy of the negroid persuasion when I went to work in prison. He remained in the old neighborhood in which he grew up on the cusp between Willowbrook and Compton in LA. His mom and aunt lived in the same house and he wanted to be near the family.
He was constantly detained and arrested a couple of times for being outside while black, usually walking home ater organizing sports for the neighborhood kids. He missed work one day and his wife said he was in jail. Actually he was in a detention cell at the nearby precinct. The phone call inquiry from our superintendent got him out.
I hope you would not impose morals charges against him and fire him.
They have used some common sense in enforcement. We had special teams guy (Jarrod Cooper) good player, got arrested for DUI, and they found painkillers in the car. He said he was innocent, and the team took no action pending the trial.
Of course 2 weeks later he was pulled over again, and this time they found pot in the car, so he was gone after that.
LOL also a pain killer no doubt.
Anytime you need more arrest stories just ping me.
Best thing for the team and the organization. They take a huge salary cap hit, but they will treat it like a career ending injury and be done with it and move ahead.
I am a Patriots fan, and while I very much appreciated Hernandez as a talented athlete, I didn't like his attitude from the beginning. He was a trash-talking, show-boating punk, and I detest that in athletics. Not to say other players don't do it (they do) but there was something about the player that irritated me when he did it. This picture is an example:
It was a nice, heads-up play and good athletic move, but as he danced down the sideline just ahead of the defensive player, he was showboating and trash talking before he even got to the endzone. Now, it is a cool picture and a good play, but...I hate this stuff.
The defensive player took exception, and while I know defensive backs have to have a thicker skin, I understood the response completely. To be honest, I understood completely why the Patriots signed Gronkowski the way they did, I did not understand the Hernandez signing. Gronk will be fine, but Hernandez has shown himself to be injury prone (in a way different from Gronkowski...a broken bone or a nasty ankle bent sideways is obvious)
I know Hernandez is not proven guilty, yet. But I am glad to see the Patriots cut ties with him as speedily as they did once he was formally charged.
I understand your point, but I don’t have an issue with the Patriots releasing him. Hernandez is free to pursue a career with any other team that wants him, apparently no strings attached.
He can still practice his livelihood, that is, if any team takes him up on it.
I am only addressing the earlier statement about automatically dismissing someone who is arrested.
When we had someone arrested, we initiated an administrative investigation and took action if we found anything.
Fearless prediction: Faced with overwhelming evidence against him, and willing to try anything to avoid life in prison, Hernandez will plead NOT GUILT BY REASON OF INSANITY, and claim that multiple concussions he suffered while playing football in high school, college, and the NFL led to brain damage which resulted in poor impulse control.
News here in Cleveland, said he pumped 3 or 4 shots inti the vitim, then stood over him and fired two more shots.
On November 4, 2008, the above process begin to excelerate., on November 6, 2012, the afterburners to this process were lit. Between 2012 and 2014 in the Year of Our Lord, rocket engines were added to the process and the excelleration will be fanastic..until we self destruct.
Ah. I agree with you, then.
...And I further predict that in keeping with the ruling by the court today, the NFL will complete their plan to totally effeminate the game of football, tackling will be made a penalty, and they will hang rainbow flags on the belts of the players. Quarterbacks will officially have to play in skirts from this point forward. “Going under Center” will take on a whole new meaning!!
I think I just threw up in my mouth a little...
So will: "It's up! It's good!"
In other news...
CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Cleveland Browns have cut undrafted rookie defensive lineman Ausar Walcott after he was charged with attempted murder Tuesday.
If you lie down with dogs, etc., etc., ...
” I used to be a “tight end”, but now I’m a “wide receiver”!
Maybe it raised suspicions when he hired a crew for spring housecleaning the day after the murder.
I think finding the security system, and his cell phone smashed helped also!
That stuff would have been swimming in Boston Harbor if I was trying to hide something!
Agreed. I was being cynical.
Not really, just doing the right thing. There's no need for them to take on the burden of supporting this guy in the press for the next year or two until he finally goes to trial.
Throw out the trash before it stinks up the garage...........
As a side note, I read that this guy had a 40 million dollar contract.........40 or 4, it really doesn't matter, this guy was making more than I did in my entire working life. What a waste........
I’ve been watching this story unfold all day. I confess that I never liked him. Now I know why.
No it wouldn't, this has been in the news for a few days now........their "zero tolerance" policy was implemented.
Imho, he’s nowhere near the loss of Gronk (injury-still a member of the team) and Welker (left-contract dispute).
You are right Sport.
The world is a changing place. being over 70 and on a pension, my life is worse that worthless, because I am considered a burden. We will all find out who is worth what in a couple of years when Obamacare fully kicks in and the Affirmative Action people hired to determine my worth go thumbs down on my Health care.
The Patriot’s signing of Hernandez’ College football partner Tebow occurred just before all of this.......
....is that a sign that New England was already having serious trouble with Hernandez’ attitudes and were hoping a little Tebow-Time might straighten him out?
Not in his case but I would if he was one of my pro football players who is an ambassador of my team and subject to my "zero tolerance" rules.
I don't want to have to spend the next six months to forever trying to explain to the press why I kept him on the team.
It's his problem, not mine. Once he gets it straightened out then he can come back........Pretty simple really.
You can keep, him out of ,su,er camp next month until the da decides what to do.
My FRiend, it seemed to me like everything changed November 5, 2008. Up was down, wrong was right, black was white. I don’t like it but that is the way it appeared to me. I ,too am several years over 70. And knowing what is ahead, I thank the Good Lord every day that I am not 20. They have no idea of the misery that they inflicted upon themselves on November 4, 2008 and reaffirmed November 6, 2012. But they will find out.
Yes: The next ten years are going to be hard.
I feel sorry for my kids and Grandkids..
We have allowed the greatest country in the world to become a swamp thanks to political correctness and liberalism.
Does this mean he’s qualified to run for office as a democrat?
hernandez is a punk who got lucky and the pats were right to dump his ass, another great role model for kids.
So what if he isn’t a tight end, he wasn’t a quarterback either.
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