The story just keeps getting worse in the Aaron Hernandez case. One minute you think he is covering for a bad decision by one or two of his friends, then the next he is being arrested for first-degree murder while also being tied to a previous unsolved murder in Boston. Honestly, how does an organization like the New England Patriots not suspect something is up with Hernandez back when they drafted him a few years ago.
As much as I hate to question the “Patriot Way”, I really have to say there was a lack of judgment in giving this guy a $41 million dollar contract. Just think for a minute what a good chunk of that money went to. All that “we drafted Tom Brady because we knew he had the heart if not the athletic ability” is bull crap. Clearly they didn’t look at character when they drafted Hernandez out of Florida, because this picture doesn’t speak a whole lot:
I can’t believe I rooted for this guy. I can’t believe I found his touchdown dances unique and amusing.
The worst part about this story is that the media—ESPN being the most significant offender—is sensationalizing the story and making it all about Hernandez. Let’s not lose sight of the fact that a man was murdered. Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player for the Boston Bandits, is no longer with us. It is ridiculous that ESPN is taking cameras inside the jail and showing viewers Hernandez’s cell and what his meals will look like. Hell, I even feel a little bad that I am contributing to all the hype. Unfortunately, I think the most shocking and the most gruesome details in this case have yet to be revealed. I feel kind of bad for the guy that has to wear #81 for the Patriots next year. What a blemish for the Patriots, the NFL, Massachusetts, and the United States of America.