Monday, July 8, 2013

Day 99: Kraft and Patriots Feeling Duped.

Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, has finally broken his silence on the Aaron Hernandez situation. And guess what? He feels duped. Really? You've been paying a suspected three-time murderer and probably funded the murder weapon for this punk.

No one has a crystal ball (no, not even Bill Belichick) and could ever have predicted what kind of total criminal-in-the-making this kid would turn out to be. If all those other teams were passing on a tight end with this kind of talent, something was seriously wrong with him—and not just a bunch of failed drug tests. But Hernandez offered to take bi-weekly drug tests so why not trust him?

Essentially, Aaron Hernandez blew a whole lot of smoke up Kraft's ass and Kraft and the rest of Patriots front office fell for it... The former Patriot tight end claimed he wanted to be a role model for the Hispanic community. And that would probably make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside if he specified what type of role model because evidently, he really meant he wanted to encourage young Hispanics to join gangs and murder their friends.

According to an article in the Boston Globe, Kraft said, "No one in our organization was aware of any of these kind of connections. If it's true, I'm just shocked. Our whole organization has been duped."

The article also goes on to say that Hernandez "knew how to push (Kraft's) buttons." He was raised in New England and after he was drafted, he told Kraft his first Patriots jersey was a Drew Bledsoe jersey.

"He was a New England kid who was a Patriot. I thought it was cool," Kraft said.

After signing his big new contract extension that paid him $16 million guaranteed, but could be worth up to $40 million, Hernandez donated $50,000 to the Myra Kraft Giving Back Fund. Kraft tried to give it back, but Hernandez wanted the foundation to have it.

So was Aaron Hernandez sincere in the things he said to Robert Kraft or was he just kissing his ass so that maybe there wouldn't be such a close eye on his every move? Or maybe Hernandez actually thought he could change his murdering ways and be the good kind of role model. How's that working out for you now, Aaron?

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