Thursday, June 20, 2013

Day 81: So... Aaron Hernandez Has Got Some 'Splainin' to Do

When it comes to problem children, the New England Patriots, more often than not, will take that problem head on and fix it. Look at players like Corey Dillon and Randy Moss—not generally known for their glowing personalities, but both turned it around and had productive seasons under Bill Belichick. But sometimes problems can't be solved. Look at the Albert Haynesworth debacle or the Ochocinco failed experiment. Or maybe Bill's just losing his touch.

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Aaron Hernandez was drafted by the Patriots in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL draft. Many teams shied away from Hernandez because of repeated failed drug tests in college and alleged gang affiliations. But that didn't deter the Pats who smugly thought they could fix yet another problem child. Well guess what? Once a punk, always a punk.

Now the punk is being investigated in a North Attleboro, Massachusetts murder investigation. When I first heard this news, I naively thought the report must be false. But the more I listened and read, the more I realized this kid is bad news.

It all started earlier this week when a body was found less than a mile from Hernandez's house. So what, right? Well, yeah... sure... but then a car recovered at the scene was found to be rented in tight end's name. Uh oh. That's not good. And then the police descended on the Hernandez residence to search the house on Tuesday.

Turns out, Hernandez knew the victim, Odin Lloyed—his girlfriend's sister was dating him, and it's been reported that the two men had hung out the night before the crime with two other men. Fox 25 in Boston divulged that the four men were seen leaving a bar together but only three returned to Hernandez's home. *cue suspenseful music*

Some of the latest reports have Aaron Hernandez destroying his home security system and his cell phone. If that doesn't scream guilty, I don't know what does. He may as well have scrawled 'guilty' across his forehead in Sharpie. Although he hasn't been named as an official suspect, there are reports out an he'll be arrested at some point for his involvement with the murder.

As if being tied to one crime isn't enough, Hernandez is also being sued by a man he SHOT in the EYE last February. The account of this one was a little suspicious. So he points a gun at this guy and it accidentally discharges and hits the guy's arm, then ricochets into to his eye and this isn't considered a crime?? I just don't get it. Didn't his mama warn him about shootin' someone's eye out?

It will be interesting to see how this thing unfolds both in a legal sense and within the Patriots organization. I should hope murder is grounds for revoking a player's contract—although Ray Lewis got away with it.  I would tell you to stay here for breaking news, but I'm pretty sure everyone knows I'm incapable of reporting this crap in a timely fashion.

Looks like the Patriots could be without both their star tight ends when the season opens in September. Well... there's always Tim Tebow. (And I just fell off my couch laughing hysterically.)

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