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League has no comment on Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez AP

The NFL has shown in recent years a willingness to aggressively enforce the personal-conduct policy.  Typically, the NFL will allow a first-time incident to make its way through the legal system before taking action.

The league gets more interested when a player has had two or more incidents.

That becomes problematic for Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who currently is involved in an investigation regarding an “associate” (reportedly Odin Lloyd) whose body was found roughly a mile from Hernandez’s home, in the vicinity of a rental car tied to Hernandez.  Per TMZ, Hernandez also was sued last week in Florida for allegedly shooting a man in the face.

Even if Hernandez is never arrested, Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t, either.  And Roethlisberger was suspended six games (reduced to four) after being sued for sexual assault in Nevada and later accused (but not charged) of sexual assault in Georgia.

So what will the league do about Hernandez?  Not surprisingly, the league isn’t saying.

“We have no comment,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told PFT by email.

Based on past situations, it’s safe to assume that NFL Security will conduct an investigation of its own regarding both incidents, coming to a conclusion as to whether Hernandez violated the terms of the league’s personal-conduct policy either in the shooting incident in Florida or the situation in Massachusetts.  Discipline can be imposed even if he’s not formally accused of or charged with any crime.

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43 Responses to “League has no comment on Hernandez”
  1. hedleykow says: Jun 19, 2013 2:41 PM

    They’re probably afraid to comment at this point. Have you ever looked down the barrel of a snub nose?

  2. rhamrhoddy says: Jun 19, 2013 2:41 PM

    The league is not commenting. It sounds like they are being uncooperative.

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Jun 19, 2013 2:42 PM

    If Tom Brady wants to be a better QB he needs to sit down and call Robert Griffin the 3rd for tips. #RGIIIBestQBinFootball

  4. packerbackernj says: Jun 19, 2013 2:44 PM

    Atlleast he didnt get popped for PEDs.

  5. simplesimon1 says: Jun 19, 2013 2:46 PM

    Wait….

    So, if a guy smokes pot he’s a “loser” and should be banned from the league forever in so many people’s minds. But, if a guy shoots a guy in the face you have to figure out if that would violate the personal conduct policy?

    Not saying he’s guilty, I get that part. But the way it’s worded makes it sound as if we aren’t totally sure if that would be a violation…LOL

  6. ryann252013 says: Jun 19, 2013 2:48 PM

    If Tom Brady wants to be a better QB he needs to sit down and call Robert Griffin the 3rd for tips. #RGIIIBestQBinFootball

    Who just kind of laughs at his comments now? LOL

  7. barneyrumble says: Jun 19, 2013 2:50 PM

    Time to call Niko Careles!

  8. bobzilla1001 says: Jun 19, 2013 2:51 PM

    Roethlisberger wasn’t suspended for being accused of sexual assault. He was suspended for conduct unbecoming, to wit:
    Flanked by bodyguards, Roethlisberger celebrated his birthday in a college bar, where he provided alcoholic drinks for several hours to underage coeds…
    Can we please get this story right?

  9. raiderufan says: Jun 19, 2013 2:53 PM

    He took the dudes eye out with a gun shot and the guy apparently didn’t want to press charges?!

    Think about how INSANE that is and what they must have been up to if he chose to go with a civil suit as oppose to pressing charges FOR SHOOTING HIS EYE OUT!

    On top of that he clearly intended to do more than shoot him in the eye and didn’t think twice about it.

    AND apparently they called each other friends….

  10. whatnojets says: Jun 19, 2013 2:53 PM

    Rape, sexual assault and murder is permissible under the NFL personal conduct policy

  11. buddysguys says: Jun 19, 2013 2:54 PM

    @logicalvoicesays

    if RG3 wants to learn how to come back from a torn ACL and dominate the league he can call Brady.

    #RGKnee

  12. patriotsdefense says: Jun 19, 2013 2:54 PM

    Let’s wait to hear from the DA. Big Ben might have gotten off the hook but Fredric Bright, the DA in Georgia, tore Big Ben apart in a press conference. It was all about how he would like to prosecute but the victim was paid off and now would no longer cooperate. Without her testimony the charges crumbled.

    So let’s wait to see if someone eviscerates Aaron like what happened to Big Ben.

  13. bigbenh8tr says: Jun 19, 2013 2:55 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Jun 19, 2013 2:42 PM
    If Tom Brady wants to be a better QB he needs to sit down and call Robert Griffin the 3rd for tips. #RGIIIBestQBinFootball
    ____________________________________
    Talk to us when he plays a full season…..will NEVER happen

  14. pillowporkers says: Jun 19, 2013 2:56 PM

    Thank you PFT for answering my question kind of. So if rape is 6 games reduced to 4, I’m thinking murder is 8 reduced to 6 then?

  15. steviemo says: Jun 19, 2013 2:56 PM

    League comment should be: “We have no comment, but do recommend that people who play fantasy football should pick up Jake Ballard.”

  16. cmich2006 says: Jun 19, 2013 2:56 PM

    Luckily for him he plays for one of the two teams the NFL ignores players problems…Patriots and Ravens..

  17. asthebeaver says: Jun 19, 2013 3:05 PM

    Even the Patriot’s circus is better than the Jets. While the Jets’ circus was mildly entertaining, the Pats’ circus has carnies that shoot you in the face.

  18. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 19, 2013 3:06 PM

    RGZeroKneeLigaments.

  19. mattwalshvideo says: Jun 19, 2013 3:07 PM

    Once Goodell finishes destroying the murder video he’ll comment.

    #spygate

  20. ravensfan19 says: Jun 19, 2013 3:09 PM

    AFC Looking Easier to Repeat, The Pats having trouble with their Offense, Denver Secondary is still complete trash, Pittsburgh Old and Washed up, Texans going nowhere with Schaub leading them. Ravens going to back on their way to the Super Bowl.

  21. skoobyfl says: Jun 19, 2013 3:11 PM

    This is a .44 magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world. It can blow a man’s head clean off, do you feel lucky punk?

  22. chuckchillout says: Jun 19, 2013 3:12 PM

    Where and how did the Pats get this “class of the league” label?

    Let’s run it down, shall we……………..

    Cheated their way to 3 Super Bowl “victories”

    Head coach steals another man’s wife

    QB abandons the mother of his child while she’s pregnant to hook up with a supermodel

    owner’s wife’s body isn’t cold yet, but owner is “screen-testing” with some bim, much to the chagrin of his sons

    Gronk and his knuckleheaded exploits

    low-balled their best WR out of town

    this multi-layered Hernandez nonsense

    HOW ARE THEY THE “CLASS OF THE LEAGUE”?!?

  23. marima07 says: Jun 19, 2013 3:15 PM

    League has no comment because no one really knows what Hernandez’ involvement is besides the victim having dated Hernandez’s fiancee’s sister.

    It’s a little closer than six degrees of Kevin Bacon, but it doesn’t mean he killed anyone either.

  24. justintuckrule says: Jun 19, 2013 3:16 PM

    Surprised the NFL couldn’t manufacture a stale, sterile, canned, tidy response like it usually does when it sweeps real issues under the rug never to be heard from again. (i.e. Mario Williams story)

  25. nyyjetsknicks says: Jun 19, 2013 3:17 PM

    The lawsuit was pulled over incorrect wording and will be refilled.

  26. mumakata says: Jun 19, 2013 3:17 PM

    It’s the Patriot Way. Maybe Hernandez should call up Ray Ray and find out how to go from Accessory to murder to witness for the state!

  27. mgpet says: Jun 19, 2013 3:20 PM

    Somewhere, in a salon, getting a pedicure and his hair highlighted, a single tear rolls down Tom Brady’s cheek.

  28. bigbenh8tr says: Jun 19, 2013 3:22 PM

    Ravens to the SB?
    That same team without a #1 or #2 WR? Sorry Torrey would be #3 on most teams other than the Redskins Vikings Bills or Jets.
    Jacoby Jones is a joke and only special teams player.

  29. spankygreen says: Jun 19, 2013 3:24 PM

    @logicalvoicesays

    if RG3 wants to learn how to come back from a torn ACL and dominate the league he can call Brady.

    #RGKnee

    sounds good to me. He’ll play under the Brady rule…..(within 10 feet of Brady and automatic 15 yd penalty)…I like it…..

  30. richkotitte says: Jun 19, 2013 3:34 PM

    TOO bad NE turned down Hard Knocks!

    Tebow, Hernandez, Gronk, Brady’s wife, Putin, the Hoody…. Must see TV!!

    ..makes the Bengals look like a bunch of Choir boys…

  31. almighty1 says: Jun 19, 2013 3:42 PM

    So what you’re saying is if he’s convicted of a murder the NFL security folks will conduct an investigation to see if he broke league conduct rules? Sounds like a job for Redundancy Incorporated INC.

  32. phreakin says: Jun 19, 2013 3:49 PM

    TMZ is reporting Hernandez shot someone in Miami in February too and is being sued. This is gonna get really ugly and really quick.

  33. vmannj says: Jun 19, 2013 3:50 PM

    Donte’ Stallworth was convicted of vehicular manslaughter and was suspended a whole year. Not sure how that compares to actually shooting someone in the face, but it can’t be good. And that’s before we even get to the case of the body being found a mile from Hernandez’s house.

  34. bmoritz2003 says: Jun 19, 2013 3:53 PM

    He’s a Patriot, Goodell won’t do anything to him unless and untill he absolutely has to. Just look at Julian Edelman, was charged AND ARRESTED for sexual assualt, wasn’t suspended a down, while Big Ben was suspended for an allegation. If Hernandez isn’t suspended, Ben should sue Goodell and the league, and I’m dead serious.

  35. southpaw2k says: Jun 19, 2013 3:54 PM

    cmich2006 says:
    Jun 19, 2013 2:56 PM
    Luckily for him he plays for one of the two teams the NFL ignores players problems…Patriots and Ravens..

    ————————————————-

    Uh huh. Since Ray Lewis’s trial, when was the last time you heard about any mess involving a Ravens player having legal issues? Jimmy Smith had serious character issues coming out of college which led to him slipping to the end of the 1st round of the draft in 2011. There hasn’t been a peep of him getting into trouble since he was drafted.

    I’d hardly call that coincidence.

  36. jrcoop says: Jun 19, 2013 3:58 PM

    Seriously, did anyone really think the league would have anything to say about it at this point, regarding the murder case. The investigation is ongoing.

    Of course, they probably won’t have anything to say about he face shooting either, even though it appears to be on the record.

  37. baddegg says: Jun 19, 2013 3:59 PM

    But they have indicated that they are contemplating more sanctions against the Redskins, the Cowboys, and the Saints. Since the league has such a high moral standard…

  38. rkt4mayor says: Jun 19, 2013 4:13 PM

    Is it just me or shouldn’t the Florida authorities be investigating Hernandez for shooting someone in the face?

    I know Southerners love football but seems to me that a guy who shot someone in the face, even by accident should be charged with assault with a deadly weapon at the very least…

  39. jwil007 says: Jun 19, 2013 4:28 PM

    southpaw2k says:
    Jun 19, 2013 3:54 PM

    Uh huh. Since Ray Lewis’s trial, when was the last time you heard about any mess involving a Ravens player having legal issues? Jimmy Smith had serious character issues coming out of college which led to him slipping to the end of the 1st round of the draft in 2011. There hasn’t been a peep of him getting into trouble since he was drafted.

    I’d hardly call that coincidence.

    I believe Cory Redding or another corner had illegal gambling charges in mid 00′s….Look it up…There have been a few run ins in Bmore with players since Ray….Lets be careful..Maybe not murder but gambling doesnt look to good either…

  40. steelcitywhitty says: Jun 19, 2013 4:42 PM

    Y’all know he was standing his ground!!

  41. asthebeaver says: Jun 19, 2013 5:02 PM

    Pats are killing it this off season! Looks like another ring for Putin!

  42. dynaco says: Jun 19, 2013 6:44 PM

    Goodell is merely the NFL’s 33rd franchise owner. So he’ll do whatever the other 32 owners want him to.

  43. siggy00 says: Jun 19, 2013 7:33 PM

    “Let’s wait to hear from the DA. Big Ben might have gotten off the hook but Fredric Bright, the DA in Georgia, tore Big Ben apart in a press conference. It was all about how he would like to prosecute but the victim was paid off and now would no longer cooperate. Without her testimony the charges crumbled.”

    Wrong answer. Bright said there was no evidence any payoff, he also said he didn’t even have probable cause for an arrest.

    And I quote:

    “I live in the world of ‘beyond a reasonable doubt.’ An honest answer: It’s debatable. If you want my candid feeling, looking at all the evidence here, we don’t even have probable cause. Probable cause is the standard to make an arrest, and we did not have probable cause. No arrest was made in this case, so there’s no warrant to dismiss. We didn’t even have probable cause in this case.”
    ______________________

    In a full fledged rape investigation? That quote speaks volumes.

    And it’s a quote that was ignored by the press when it was spoken.

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