Storm clouds gathering around Hernandez

Reuters

Things are getting worse by the news cycle for Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.

The latest development comes from Steve Silva of Boston.com, the man who courageously ran with a video camera toward the spot where a bomb was detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in April.  Silva says via Twitter that he’s “hearing” from a law enforcement source Hernandez will be arrested in connection with the murder of Odin Lloyd.

It’s hardly a concrete report, but if true it’s hardly a surprise.  FOX 25 reported last night that Hernandez, Lloyd, and two other men were together in a car on the night of the murder, and that only Hernandez and the two other men returned to Hernandez’s home.  As Tom Curran of CSN New England has explained it, the investigation undoubtedly has included a scouring of surveillance video and cell phones and computers and other electronic footprints making it easier to piece together what happened.

Of course, the electronic data will only take police so far.  If they get to a roadblock as to the question of who pulled the trigger, the simple solution will be to arrest all three men and hope that the two who didn’t shoot Lloyd will give up the one who did.

If in fact any of them did.  And on that note, it’s important to remember — as Ralph Macchio learned in My Cousin Vinny — the difference between asking a question and making a statement.

166 responses to “Storm clouds gathering around Hernandez

  1. How convient is it that as soon as Tebow joins the team, the teams roster parts like the Red Sea for him to play TE?

    It happened in Denver as he stepped in to play QB as the others on the team stunk so bad he had to play.

    It happened in NYJ but the devil (R.Ryan) was too strong.

  2. I will be shocked if he isn’t somehow connected to this. And will be even more shocked if he ever steps foot on an NFL field ever again.

  3. How is running towards a bomb blast courageous?? That’s just plain stupid.

    Running towards a bomb blast to help save lives is courageous, please do not put Silva on the same level as our first respondors.

  4. Unbelievable. And as with so many NFL stories these days, it arises after partying at strip clubs. Players need to get a grip on reality, not live in their ego bubbles. Talent is wonderful but can be a gift from God squandered.

  5. be honest, who had Tim Tebow garnering the least of the offseason headlines for the Pats?

    So far Hernandez, Gronk, and even Robert Kraft have inked way more articles than TT.

  6. Life long Pats fan, go to at least three games a year. If this dude was involved in a murder in any way and then lied about it, he needs to go. Absolutely disgraceful as a human being if it turns out he was involved.

  7. Look I am not an advocate of homicide by any means…but why dump the body down the block?
    I mean the commitment level of today’s criminal is really lacking.

  8. im going to guess it was hernandez.. football players always get arrested… especially players for the pats… hahahahhahaahahahahaha…

  9. OK, now as a Patriots fan, I am saddened to hear this, but as a human being, I say fry the bastard if he had anything to do with it. He is still innocent until proven guilty, and I hope for the best.

  10. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving franchise. Who is their starting tight end now? Tebow?

  11. This thing is getting real serious,it look like,there some true in this case on Hernandez part. All in all,I am not surprise,why should I?After all they Patriots,AKA cheaters. So they thing they can get away with trouble without being caught. Cheaters Pats days are coming to a end truly. That division belong 2 the Bills and we want our division back. Period

  12. Belichick picking up Jake Ballard on waivers from the Giants is looking smarter day by day.
    And people thought it was stupid at the time because they already had two great TE.

  13. I don’t get how these idiots continue to p*ss away golden tickets like this. Hope it was worth it Aaron

  14. Lmao at all the Patriots fans who claimed Ray Lewis was a Murderer with no Proof, looks like your boy Hernandez is in Huge Trouble too. No Welker, No Hernandez, Injured Gronk, IR Amendola, looks like the Patriots are in Trouble.

  15. Again, can someone explain to me, if Hernandez was at home, and he was driving his car, what is the need for a rental car? If the 4 men went out, why did they need a rental car?

    This is sounding to me like it was premeditated. Murder 1.

    What an idiot.

  16. man, at the start of the offseason the pats looked like a team with the deepest and best tight ends in the league. now with this and the gronk surgery saga they may be left with timmy tebow. throw in the trading of wes welker and suddenly this team is full of question marks.

  17. certain things nfl players need not get involved in.

    record labes,
    Recreational handguns,
    psychopathic women,
    end of list.

    WHAT DON’T THEY UNDERSTAND.

  18. With friends like Hernandez who needs enemies… First the friend that got shot in the face, now the guy that goes out drinking with him and gets killed.

    Even if he’s found not guilty, the Pats won’t keep him around after all this stuff comes to light.

  19. So all the standard Ray Lewis comments coming from Pats fans towards Ravens fans are null and void now right?

  20. I guess I’m not the only one to be amused that the favored-nation NFL “s*** don’t stink” Patriots are about to get mashed for their “criminal element.” It’s sad and somewhat hilarious at the same time.

    Can’t wait to hear all the rationalizations from the holier-than-thou Pats fans on this site.

  21. Why do so many assume Tebow can play TE? What an insult to guys like Gonzalez, Gates, etc or any other TE that has worked on that position for years. Tebow isn’t some world class athlete like Lebron James in case you haven’t noticed. If you think he can just slide right in to TE and just dominate then you are a GD idiot.

  22. andrewluck12 says: Jun 20, 2013 11:14 AM

    I couldn’t wait for the fall of the Patriots. Its just unfortunate its going down this way

    —-

    So stupid!

    The possibility of losing Hernandez in no way equals “the fall of the Patriots”.

    When the headline reads “Tom Brady questioned in homicide” then you may have an argument, until then it’s a pipe dream

  23. jameswestphal says:
    Jun 20, 2013 11:09 AM
    Life long Pats fan, go to at least three games a year. If this dude was involved in a murder in any way and then lied about it, he needs to go. Absolutely disgraceful as a human being if it turns out he was involved.
    ____________________________________
    Haha wow really showing your Patriot colors. Did you forget he has already shot someone else? He needs to be in jail. I guess you have as low moral standards as your coach.

  24. Also, Hernandez is now being followed as he drives his White SUV by a Fox News helicopter.

    This is turning into OJ Part II.

  25. He’s already shot a dude in the face (how did he not get arrested for that?).
    Uhh, running toward a bomb blast to record it on video to make money is not courageous, it’s greed and stupidity.

  26. There is a big lesson to be learned from all of this when Tebow STILL gets cut. Maybe Tebowmaniacs will finally get it then? Maybe??

  27. The scuttle around here is that it’s not a murder charge, but something else. Hey Aaron, that’s the way to piss away your 1 years future! Forget football, you’re one hell of a father… idiot. Have fun in Shirley.

  28. Well, there is something interesting here. Lloyd’s neighbor said he was driving a Suburban the past few days that he hasn’t seen until recently, and Lloyd was found in a car that is, most likely, not the car he was in with Hernandez and the other 3 guys since they all returned home. It could be feasible that they dropped Lloyd off and he was killed after the fact, but I would venture to guess that the police already have looked into that if they are going to arrest him.

  29. I’m interested to see if Aaron Hernandez will be treated like the media and other color of folk treated Ray Lewis. Also, I wonder what Wes Welker’s wife will say now!!!

  30. Remember when the Pats had two amazingly gifted TE’s who were better than all of their WR’s except Wes Welker? Welker is gone, one TE has had multiple surgeries this off season and the other may soon need to focus all of his energy on staying out of the clink. Danny Amendolla can’t replace them all. Say hello to the run-first Patriots. And as funny as it is to say, the Dolphins may be clear favorites in this division before the season ever opens.

  31. Perhaps Jake Ballard learned a few salsa moves of his own (from his time with Cruz ) he can utilize with the resultant increase in red zone targets.

    On a side note, Tiki Barber is flabbergasted.

  32. Pats have a healthy Jake Ballard on board. Although he is a different type player than Hernandez, he’s a solid TE. He and Gronk will be formidable.

  33. I need to follow up, and say this for all you people that like to take shots at people when facing an issue, “Innocent Until Proven Guilty”

  34. You can only go so long bringing in questionable guys character wise, and expect “the patriot way” to just solve all of their personality flaws. That works when you have 48-50 guys buying in, and 2-4 not, they can drag those guys along.

    When you get to the point where it’s more like 30 buying in, 22 not really, that becomes an entirely different story.

  35. On behalf of Steelers fans and Ravens fans that root/rooted for very talented players who made stupid decisions but were never charged with a damn thing because they very probably didn’t do anything illegal, can we please just wait until all the evidence is out? Oh, we can’t? Shocker.

  36. Really puts Gronkos partying into perspective. One guy just wants to get drunk and do some shirtless dancing. The other is out being a gangster basically.

  37. bgm9876 says:
    Jun 20, 2013 11:14 AM
    im going to guess it was hernandez.. football players always get arrested… especially players for the pats… hahahahhahaahahahahaha…

    Um really? Who else? Pretty sure you’re thinking about Cinc or Detroit???

  38. Model franchise

    Murdering TE
    Cheating head coach, on and off field
    Owner preying on young skanks

  39. andrewluck12 says:
    Jun 20, 2013 11:14 AM
    I couldn’t wait for the fall of the Patriots. Its just unfortunate its going down this way
    ___________________________
    Huh? Has the 2013 season already been completed and they went 0-16? No? Then I’d slow my roll, buddy.

    As a Pats fan who is 100% about the laundry, if AHern is involved anything past unwitting rental of the cars, I want him gone.

  40. If I was Putin he better send back Krafts
    Super Bowl ring he rollin with some straight
    up gangstas over their in NE.

    Note to NFL players, do not hide a body up the block from your house in a car rented under you name, especially when the victim is dating your
    girlfriends sister.

    oh boy!

    and they were worried about ocho cinco…..

  41. Don’t forget his behavior and drug use was covered up and hidden well by Urban Meyer and the Florida Gator administration.

  42. “I don’t get how these idiots continue to p*ss away golden tickets like this. Hope it was worth it Aaron”

    I see the point your trying to make but Pro athletes while gifted by God with certain abilities work their asses off to make it. Pro sports are incredibly competitive. It not like these guys just walk onto a field and all of a sudden they’re great players. Years of training, weights, running, practice, etc make them great.
     

  43. Gronk, now this. Patriots transformer TE tag team OUT!!!!!!!!!!! O unless Tebow and Gronk can some how become a force. Not happening

  44. Interesting if he is arrested. From the story so far I imagined that they sent the dead fellow out to buy pot.

    The rented car was used stupidly in a attempt to distance Hernandez from the drug buy.

  45. I don’t think the Patriots are used to an off-season like this. First, Gronk is a walking surgery, then they sign Tebow and the circus comes to town and now their other TE is being connected to a murder.

  46. ballinmore says:

    So all the standard Ray Lewis comments coming from Pats fans towards Ravens fans are null and void now right?
    _______________________

    No they’re not. The difference being that while Lewis was not convicted he was clearly up to his neck in the death of another person. Whether it was murder, self defense, an accident no one will even know.

    Ravens fans however defend this guy like he had zero to do with that death, such as the bloody white suit meaning nothing.

    Even if Hernandez gets off without a conviction it seems pretty clear he was involved in this and no Pats fan I know would ever defend that.

    Unless it turns out there is video from somewhere showing someone who was not Hernandez and not one of his “associates” who killed the guy. I’d say he’s going to be forever tainted to Pats nation and probably the league as a whole.

  47. Doesnt anyone watch The First 48? If youre at the murder, youre as guilty as the one who pulled the trigger. Daryl Henley can cover him in prison while he tries to catch passes from Art Schlitcher.

  48. This guys an idiot! Even if he didn’t kill this person he should know by now to stay away from that environment. It’s a shame because clearly he had something to do with this (he’s already shot someone in the face). He will get off because of his money and will continue his career. Fans will cheer him like they’ve cheered R Lewis. Trash!

  49. Shame on you Hernandez for even being in this position. You’re a great football talent and have your entire life ahead of you. Putting yourself in the vicinity of these types of allegations is pure stupidity and completely unnecessary. Ever heard of risk avoidance? For example, if you want to avoid lawsuits from people being shot in the face, don’t goto strip clubs with your friends who can’t control their tempers. I’m not sure what happened here but I’m sure there’s severe lack of judgment.

  50. i love all the people bashing new england and thier future tight end situation, it truly shows how many people like to make negative comments and have no idea the facts on the ground.

    so let me enlighten some of you, we have a guy name jake ballrd who was an emerging superstar for the giants at tight end, and we have a massive gronk size rookie who exceeded all expectations at mini camp this off season

    so remember how excited you are about the fall of the patriots and the lack of tight ends, cause i figure about 4 games into the season you will be astounded at how the patriots were well insulated at tight end and you cant believe they are still going full steam ahead after the loss of hernandez

  51. basballguy says:
    Jun 20, 2013 11:23 AM

    Winter is coming
    *************************************
    AWESOME.

    I wish I could up vote this comment a billion times.

  52. Who gives a crap about Ray Lewis and his fake emotional bs anymore? He won’t be on the field for the Ravens ever again and they won’t make the playoffs this season.

    One of the worst cities in America

  53. The one point here is that they were in the car together at the beginning of the night and Hernandez went back with the the other 2 guys at the end of the night. They might not have been at the murder scene. The crime is apparently drug related, so maybe Hernandez is being charged with felony possession after the house search and not murder. That’s about the only positive way to spin in. If he was involved in murder in any way, whether he pulled the trigger or not, he’s going to jail for a long time.

  54. Don’t worry, last time I checked, Roger Goodell was hugging Ray Lewis at the Super Bowl. My question to Roger is… why has he not been suspended already? Big Ben got 4 games for being in bar with a women, and no charges were ever filed and no one died. Here someone is dead… play fair Roger. Oh wait… you have no idea what fair is, since you play favorites. Goodell is a Pats fan… let’s see what he does this time. Probably hug him as well and say something stupid.

  55. buffalobills716 says: Jun 20, 2013 11:16 AM

    This thing is getting real serious,it look like,there some true in this case on Hernandez part. All in all,I am not surprise,why should I?After all they Patriots,AKA cheaters. So they thing they can get away with trouble without being caught. Cheaters Pats days are coming to a end truly. That division belong 2 the Bills and we want our division back. Period
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    Holy hooked on phonics Batman.

  56. By MICHELE McPHEE

    BOSTON June 20, 2013

    Investigators probing the execution-style murder of a semi-pro football player have not ruled out New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez as a suspect, several law enforcement sources told ABC News.

    Hernandez has been at the center of the investigation since the body of his friend Odin Lloyd, 27, was found shot in the back of the head in a scrubby clearing of an industrial park roughly a mile from the Patriots star’s million-dollar mansion in North Attleborough Monday afternoon.

    Police believe Lloyd was killed between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. Monday, but his well dressed body was not found until 5:30 p.m. by a teenage jogger, several law enforcement sources told ABC News on the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss the case.

    “He [Hernandez] has not been ruled out. We are not calling him a suspect, but he is definitely not in the clear,” said one police official close to the investigation.

  57. harrisonhits2 says:Jun 20, 2013 11:45 AM

    ballinmore says:

    So all the standard Ray Lewis comments coming from Pats fans towards Ravens fans are null and void now right?
    _______________________

    No they’re not. The difference being that while Lewis was not convicted he was clearly up to his neck in the death of another person. Whether it was murder, self defense, an accident no one will even know.

    Ravens fans however defend this guy like he had zero to do with that death, such as the bloody white suit meaning nothing.

    Even if Hernandez gets off without a conviction it seems pretty clear he was involved in this and no Pats fan I know would ever defend that.

    Unless it turns out there is video from somewhere showing someone who was not Hernandez and not one of his “associates” who killed the guy. I’d say he’s going to be forever tainted to Pats nation and probably the league as a whole.

    ——————————-

    Ray Lewis murder charge was dropped and the other two guys with him were cleared on self defense charges. Ray Lewis isn’t a murderer. People have to let it go.

    If Hernandez get’s off it will be because after due process of a fair trial he was declared innocent. The court of public opinion doesn’t really know much except what the media says and it certainly can’t declare guilt or innocence effectively.

  58. What a shame, guy has all the talent you would want in a reliable tight end, and just to throw it all away on drugs and killing someone..I really sure hope that they end up putting him away for a while, may teach him a life lesson or two.

  59. If he had nothing to with it I would think his agent would have issued a statement already. It’s still quite possible that H had nothing to do with it. One plausible story is that Lloyd was in the rental car picking up drugs and the deal went bad. Not good for H, but not murder either.

  60. let’s just hope it does not end up like the ray lewis murder did,where everybody walks. he cuts a deal and the other 2 blame each other and everybody walks. he gets a obstruction conviction and does no time and comes back to football and is worshiped as hero because he found Jesus and can play the game better than most at his position.

  61. gbmickey says:Jun 20, 2013 12:00 PM

    What do you think of your self proclaimed genius now? You are arrogant enough to draft players with questionable backgrounds you have to expect to get bit in the arse. Next up Talib.

    ————————–

    To be fair the guy had a pot problem. He hadn’t shot anyone. There’s many guys on every team that have smoked pot in their life and quite a few players that have had more major pot issues.

    It’s not unusual to take that kind of chance. Any gun related issues and they probalby would not have taken him.

  62. The Aaron Hernandez case has nothing to do with ray Lewis. So, move your obsession else where, like focus on this case instead. Ray was cleared of all charges, just like Big Ben!

  63. Pats are spiraling downward faster than Rex Ryan at a Chinese buffet. They had better hope Tebow doesn’t leave on a Christian sabbatical.

  64. What I think is ridiculous is that he shot a friend in the face in Miami in January and it’s just now coming out… But a friend…! Really, oh and he survived, but this guy didn’t… His other two buddies aren’t going to go to prison for him on this one.. They’ll be spillin the beans by the 10 hour… Watch and see.. (He aint no Tony Soprano)

  65. spitsfire says:
    Jun 20, 2013 12:03 PM
    “and no Pats fan I know would ever defend that.”

    Yeah, just wait and see. You are giving New-Englanders far too much credit.
    ________________________________
    He’s right. None of us I know of are defending him beyond “let’s see how it shakes out”. If it shakes out that he was actually directly involved in this killing (either coverup , actual trigger man, etc.)any Pats fan who defends him is nuts.

    I don’t like some of the types of guys the Pats have brought on board since Corey Dillon, but I root for laundry which is not the same as thinking the guy did no wrong.

  66. Amazing. You people can’t get over Ray Lewis. Whatever he did is between him and God. So spare the comparisons.
    Now for those of you wanting to fry #81 and call him all kinds of names and jump on your holier than thou soapboxes, (Marie Gil-esque) you are just as soiled as Mr. Hernandez who by the way hasn’t been convicted of anything.
    The commitment to seeing celebrities and athletes and the rich get their ‘just deserts’ is appalling. Are people that shallow that they hope and wait for people to fall so they can gloat?
    And yet, you will go to bed tonight and wake up the next morning with the same ugly wife, same late payments still overdue, same mealy mouth kids and still an underachiever.

  67. It seems a bit warmer in Buffalo this Summer…

    Oj
    Ray Lewis
    Leanord Little
    Donte Stallworth

    aka

    Football player will get a suspension and amazing plea deal. He will be back in 2015…

  68. I love the way we convict someone based upon press reports. We need to be patient; I thought witch hunts were a thing of the past in Massachusetts. Sure it doesn’t look good, but there is a plausible explanation: the four guys came home from the bar and then Lloyd borrowed AH’s rental car to score some illicitness, and the deal ended very badly. The AH home surveillance video could prove this out. And so what if he was renting a car? It sounds like he had guys visiting/staying with him in his massive house, so he rented wheels for them.

    If the investigators are allowed to view the AH surveillance video and then they arrest him, I agree with everyone else here that he’s in trouble. But as was stated above, they could also arrest him with the scantest of evidence just to get someone to talk. This thing is so blown up in the media that even if AH is cleared, he will be forever guilty in the minds of the public.

  69. Just saddened to see someone murdered, no matter who it is. Hopefully whoever did this would be rightfully punished, whether its Hernandez or not. Lets put football in perspective here.

  70. Many here have no concept of innocent before being proved guilty. Also, many say Hernandez was in the car and returned with the other two. Any of you think that maybe, the victim dropped them off and then drove the rental car to his eventual death…..we don’t know all just opinion. But some of the comments here are just so ignorant.

  71. Hernandez will buy his way out of trouble just like most other rich cats who get caught doing wrong.

    Aside from Rae Carruth, I can’t think of anyone in the NFL who was charged with a serious crime and convicted of that crime (usually plea to something far less serious or walk). Henandez will either not be charged, charged and acquitted or plea to some crime that will give him probation.

    Had Hernandez been your average Joe walking around, he would be sitting in jail right now waiting for a trial. Money talks in this country and it is the poor who are sacrificed to a legal system that is unbalanced by money.

  72. ” If they get to a roadblock as to the question of who pulled the trigger, the simple solution will be to arrest all three men and hope that the two who didn’t shoot Lloyd will give up the one who did.”

    Whether or not he was the trigger-man will only affect his sentencing. He’s certainly going to prison, just a question of how long. And he’ll be cut over the weekend.

  73. All the people condemning Hernandez for murder are so unamerican. What happened to this country? What happened to innocent until proven guilty?

  74. As the Legendary Sam Cooke would sing: “I hear something saying, UH! AH! UH! AH! Well don’t you know…That’s the sound of the men working on the Chain GAAANG, Well don’t you know that’s the sound of the men working on the Chain Gang…

  75. Strom clouds, maybe now, but there were cloudy skies above this guy from the beginning. Hate the Patriots if you must, but they didn’t make him a potential “alleged” killer. This guy had risk all over him when he was drafted, not presumably at this level, but certain risk for sure. Even with all that risk, and a brief professional window of performance, layered with injuries and missed games, he merits a $40,000,000 contract in the NFL. Just another high priced athlete that doesn’t get value of the opportunity be financially set for life, and change the future for themselves and their families. RIP Odin Lloyd

  76. According to ABC, Hernandez was with Lloyd on Friday night, not Saturday night.

    And why all the rental vehicles?

  77. mattwalshvideo says: Jun 20, 2013 11:38 AM

    Model franchise

    Murdering TE
    Cheating head coach, on and off field
    Owner preying on young skanks
    ———————————————————-
    Gee… you still hate the Patriots.

    Who would have guessed.

    If Hernandez was involved in this murder – and that’s still an “if” – he’s a piece of crap who deserves to never see the light of day.

    No different than how we feel about Ray Lewis.

  78. Looks like the pars r in trouble and no one is crying for them. A bunch of arrogant sore losers up there in beantown not to mention cheaters. But hey u got tebow nothing can go wrong can it? Lqtm (laugjing quietly to myself)

  79. According to Peter Wilson of WBZ-TV, Hernandez was named in the police report from an incident at a Providence night club in May. He provides a few more details about the incident:

    Gun recovered but does not belong to Hernandez

  80. If they get to a roadblock as to the question of who pulled the trigger, the simple solution will be to arrest all three men and hope that the two who didn’t shoot Lloyd will give up the one who did.
    ————
    This may have been already said, but isn’t that collusion? The smart bet would be that the two guys give up Hernandez.

  81. blackandbluedivision says: Jun 20, 2013 11:01 AM

    How convient is it that as soon as Tebow joins the team, the teams roster parts like the Red Sea for him to play TE?

    It happened in Denver as he stepped in to play QB as the others on the team stunk so bad he had to play.

    It happened in NYJ but the devil (R.Ryan) was too strong.

    Only issue with that is..Its been known since he was at Florida, he has bad hands and does not catch the ball well ..adding what coach, qb and RB would want or count on Tebow to block? Dumb idea…If your not big enough to be a good blocker and cant catch the ball well..Id say that rules TE out.

  82. How much does receiving large amounts of money factor into a man’s behaviour? I’ll bet quite a bit.There will come a time now when the NFL will have to pay out the money in lifetime installments,so as to not intoxicate the individual player with mad thoughts of “I can do whatever I please”.

  83. Tebow :Please Lord, help me play in the NFL
    God: I have the plan in motion son
    Gronk: Another Surgery!! What the hell?!
    Tenow: Please Lord, help me play in the NFL
    GOD: Patience my Son
    Hernandez: I don’t know why I did it Officer…
    Tebow: Please Lord, Help me play in the NFL
    GOD: I have granted your wish

  84. lawchick35 says: Jun 20, 2013 12:18 PM

    The Aaron Hernandez case has nothing to do with ray Lewis. So, move your obsession else where, like focus on this case instead. Ray was cleared of all charges, just like Big Ben!

    So was OJ …whats your point?

  85. Has Hernandez sought council from Ray Lewis.

    If so, figure on Hernandez being the SB MVP next season.

  86. “I’d like the entire balance of my accounts split into two cashiers checks”

    -Aaron Hernandez

  87. 2 quick points. first of all, not really sure why people keep briniging up ray lewis and oj when this is a completely seperate issue involving a completely seperate person. second of all arent people innocent in this country until proven guilty.

  88. Pathetic to see people dumping on the Pats like this when they’ve been the model NFL franchise for years. Not their fault that they can’t babysit Hernandez every second. They’ve been the best rags to riches story I’ve ever seen. I’ve stuck with the team during the lean years of the 70s/80s/90s only to see them pull off the most improbable Super Bowl win ever.

    People should reserve their sickening vitriol for dysfunctional teams that really deserve it, like the Jets or the Bills or the Titans or the Bengals or the Raiders or the Cowboys. I could go on and on and on but the Patriots are the very definition of a class franchise and people seem to be jealous of success.

  89. Totally off topic, but I have a bit of an issue with the journalist being “courageous” for running to the bomb scene with his video camera. Running in there to help people is absolutely courageous. But charging in with his video camera just so people can get their dose of dirty laundry doesn’t make him a hero. Maybe he helped people while he was there, too. I hope so.

  90. I get why people hate the Patriots. Success breeds animosity, I get it. But this has nothing to do with the Patriots. It has everything to do with someone who didn’t have the self control to get himself away from trouble and people who represent trouble.

  91. Tom Brady is in his mid 30s
    Gronk has had 34 surgeries this offseason
    Hernandez is going to the slammer
    Patriots have no defense, still
    This is the end of the Patriots

  92. this is a bump in the road… next man up. pats still make playoffs with 11-5 record…

  93. I hate the Pats like a cold sore, but the amount of people that are commenting that the Pats are DONE is plain cr@p. The last time I checked this is just ONE guy on a 55 man roster. And on a team with a conventional TE alignment (one blocking and one receiving) Hernandez isn’t even the best TE on the team. He’s a backup. Unless the Boston PD is planning on locking up half the team, this one player will be a “distraction” and nothing more. But the leaders of the team know that they have a job to do. And unfortunately with the LACK of quality in the East, that means they’ll probably take the division yet again. As was mentioned I hate Hoody and the rest of his minions but this ain’t gonna register in the Pats grand scheme unless half of the roster is going down with Hernandez.

  94. Entirely unrelated to the issue, but:
    “How is running towards a bomb blast courageous?? That’s just plain stupid.

    Running towards a bomb blast to help save lives is courageous, please do not put Silva on the same level as our first respondors.”

    1. If you’re a journalist, it IS courageous. It is also part of your job.
    2. “First responders” don’t have the exclusive on courage. No reason why both can’t act with courage.
    3. If a bomb has already gone off, the safest place is probably the location of that blast, since bombers are not likely to bomb it again. Can you rule out a second blast?

  95. Ravensfan19,

    People claim ray is a murderer because he was charged with murder, he was uncooperative with the police and the clothes he was wearing that night have never been found.

    My guess is if he didnt wear purple, you would think thats more than enough evidence.

  96. The reign may be ending. It appears “the rain” has just gained speed. Unless, of course, Kraft hugs both him and Putin and all is forgiven.

  97. steviemo says:
    Jun 20, 2013 11:23 AM

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    ravensfan19 says:
    Jun 20, 2013 11:18 AM

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    The fact that you guys worry about holier-than-thou Pats fans and enjoy seeing a football team taking a beating over someone losing his life and possibly (probably?) several more throwing their’s away (because bad PR for the Pats is so much more important) shows me all I need to know about you.

  98. Just a thought. If drugs and alcohol impair judgement would it be a surprise that people make poor decisions while high or drunk? If so should stupid people be allowed to consume alcohol?

  99. @ kingpel :Jun 20, 2013 11:09 AM

    Look I am not an advocate of homicide by any means…but why dump the body down the block?
    I mean the commitment level of today’s criminal is really lacking.
    ***

    I wholeheartedly agree. Did he not watch a single episode of CSI – either one? Cell signatures, the fact that witnesses place you at a club together and leaving together. Cell signatures place you in the car together. All of that AND dumping the body down the street?

    Stupid.

    But watch it when it all comes out it is going to be for something dumb. People these days kill for the worst reasons. It would have hurt the guy worse to cut him off from your “crew” no more eating off of you and getting into clubs for free. Now you kill him/have him killed/know who killed him and you lose your NFL career. #smh

  100. Altough its fun to talk about, Tebow will not be playing TE in NE. The Jets tried Tebow at TE in camp last year and they’re were 2 problems.
    1. Can’t catch
    2. Can’t block
    They even threw a pass to him in a game and it bounced off his head like he was a 6 year old in the backyard.
    He’s also lost 15 lbs and playing at around 235 lbs right now. He’ll get killed at TE>

  101. People claim ray is a murderer because he was charged with murder, he was uncooperative with the police and the clothes he was wearing that night have never been found.

    My guess is if he didnt wear purple, you would think thats more than enough evidence.

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    Ray lewis was never charged with Murder. The DA didn’t even want to hold him for obstruction, but the Politicians of Atlanta wanted the focus to be on Ray. You know…to fool people who want to believe the worst and not focus on the real problem which was violence in Atlanta.

    Ray Lewis also had no previous record and always avoided problems.

    Stop trying to shift this to Ray Lewis…Own your Murderer Patriots

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