Will the Aaron Hernandez situation serve as a distraction for the Patriots? Not according to one of their team leaders.
New England linebacker Jerod Mayo says the Patriots all know that they need to focus on their own jobs, and ignore any distractions about one of their teammates being involved in a homicide investigation.
“We always talk about ignoring the noise, and we’re doing the same now,” Mayo told ESPNBoston.com. “Whether it’s good or bad, we always talk about ignoring the noise.”
Beyond that, Mayo has nothing to say about the Hernandez situation.
“I’m going to leave that one alone until everything’s done or whatever,” he said.
That’s just the kind of answer Bill Belichick would want.