And supposedly the best intelligence department in the entire NFL failed to uncover any of this information? This for a player they were going to draft? Not just "some guy" who may or may not be going to another team but someone they were actively considering taking a flyer on.
At some point it all begins to offend a person's sense of rational probability. I think the Commissioner needs to essentially ask the Patriots to turn over the results of any internal investigations performed on Aaron Hernandez. This is all very simple really.
If the Patriots have nothing to hide then there should be no problem handing over the reports. There should be no problem in permitting the search of Gillette Stadium for a murder weapon.
Unless of course they did have more information but chose to go ahead with the signing anyway.
Officer Eddie: (reading Aaron Hernandez's license) Well well, Aaron Hernandez, from New York City.
Officer Lou: I heard some guy got killed in New York City and they never solved the case. But you wouldn't know anything about that now, would you, Steve?
(Lou and Eddie laugh)
Aaron Hernandez: But there are hundreds of unsolved murders in New York City.
Officer Lou: You don't know when to keep your mouth shut, do you, AaronBoy?
Dallas P.D. questioning where Hernandez was on November 22nd, 1963.
Poor Resigned up at JI Vinny
Your Murderer TE, the one your Patriots harbored for four seasons and gave a 41 million contract extension to, went to University of Florida, moron, NOT Florida State University...
I guess anything south of Boston College or Boston University is a mystery to a halfwitted chowd troll like Vinny Banned3X
I think Goody wants this to all go away just as much as Kraft does. All either of them care about is the image of the NFL and the bottom line.
How about the NCAA look into Urban Meyer?
Urban Meyer’s wife, daughter unhappy with Hernandez scrutiny
Posted by Michael David Smith on July 5, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT
The murder charge faced by Aaron Hernandez has led to scrutiny on his college coach, Urban Meyer. And Meyer’s family isn’t happy about that.
Although Meyer refuses to talk about Hernandez, his wife and his daughter both took to Twitter to say that Hernandez alone deserves the blame for what Hernandez is accused of doing, and that blaming Meyer or anyone else is wrong.
“When will we start holding individuals accountable for their own decisions/actions and stop blaming any/everyone else?” Meyer’s wife, Shelley, tweeted, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
Meyer’s daughter Gigi added, “Smh ppl lol #liveyourliferight and #stopblamingothers. There’s this thing called #SelfAccountability. It exists, I swear. God Bless.”
It’s easy to understand why Meyer’s wife and daughter would be hurt by the criticism he has faced. And they’re both absolutely right that it’s an enormous stretch to suggest that Meyer is to blame for what Hernandez allegedly did.
Still, the criticism Meyer has taken is less about blaming him specifically for the crimes that Hernandez allegedly committed, and more about the general sense that he cares a lot more about winning (which he has done everywhere he’s been, including an undefeated first season at Ohio State last year and two national championships at Florida, where he coached Hernandez) than he does about molding young men, or promoting a strong educational atmosphere, or any of the other things that are supposedly part of college sports.
As Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi wrote, “by the time Meyer left UF, his program was like a fleabag motel, infected from the shady characters he recruited and the discipline he failed to instill.” Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins may have put it best when asked to describe the kind of program Meyer ran at Florida: When Meyer left and new Florida coach Will Muschamp kicked Jenkins off the team after two marijuana arrests, Jenkins said, “No doubt, if Coach Meyer were still coaching, I’d still be playing for the Gators. Coach Meyer knows what it takes to win.”
Meyer does know what it takes to win. And at Florida, where his players were arrested at least 31 times, he won with a lot of off-field trouble makers on his team. It’s fair to criticize Meyer for that, even if his wife and daughter wouldn’t want to hear it
In the beginning there was only the NFL, and once I caught a glimpse of Jim Brown I pulled for Cleveland.
I then became a Boston Patriots fan from their birth in 1960 and attended my first Pats game at Fenway Park early in the 60's. That made me a fan of the old AFL.
Back in the beginning, the NFLers mocked the AFL for years before they would finally merge and play the AFL in a title game, called the Superbowl. At the time they had a loaded Packers squad that won the first two games.
Then, with Joe Willie telling all the world that they would win, the Jets shut up the old line NFLers with a win in 68. I can't think of another time that I got so much enjoyment out of a non Boston team winning a game. The KC Chiefs followed that up in 69 with another AFL win in the SB and they actually became a favorite of mine too. I still pull for them when they aren't affecting the Pats.
No NFL team is ahead of the Pats, and never will be.
I hope that helps.