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Urban Meyer has nothing to say about Hernandez

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The Patriots aren’t the only ones trying to distance themselves from Aaron Hernandez.

Now, his former college coach, who was apparently OK with everyone knowing he was having “daily Bible study sessions” with his former University of Florida tight end, has clammed up.

According to Ben Axelrod of, the Ohio State coach didn’t have anything to add when asked about Hernandez Monday.

I’m not going to talk about that,” Meyer said.

Meyer will get plenty more chances to not talk about the guy who is currently in jail on murder charges. And maybe someday he’ll even elaborate on what kind of scouting report he gave his pal Bill Belichick on what to expect after the Patriots drafted Hernandez.

Perhaps Meyer will open up more if he was asked about another Patriot, one for whom the daily devotions seemed to have had more of an impact.

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76 Responses to “Urban Meyer has nothing to say about Hernandez”
  1. thevelvetglove says: Jul 1, 2013 1:39 PM

    Have they asked the Bo Fish about Hernandez yet?

    Actually, they probably have already…

  2. MasMacho says: Jul 1, 2013 1:41 PM

    As it should be.

  3. adam710 says: Jul 1, 2013 1:41 PM

    Good. No need for more useless comments.

  4. deadeye says: Jul 1, 2013 1:41 PM

    Urban is a phony.

  5. blacknole08 says: Jul 1, 2013 1:42 PM

    I’m not shocked. Many of his players were loose cannons anyways (Chris Rainey, Hernandez, Carlos Dunlap, etc.).

    He didn’t care if his guys broke the law or smoked. As long as they helped win games for him he let things slide.

  6. GenoAtkinswillnotbestopped says: Jul 1, 2013 1:42 PM

    No one is responsible for Aaron Hernandez’s actions except Aaron Hernandez. There is no point in commenting on him.

  7. ramitbaby says: Jul 1, 2013 1:43 PM

    What Meyer didn’t say: “I thought Aaron was joking when he told me he’d shoot me in the face if I benched him.”

  8. grimmlock42 says: Jul 1, 2013 1:44 PM

    Well it looks like Aaron Hernandez learned something from Urban Meyer. DENY!!! DENY!!! DENY!!!

  9. nyyjetsknicks says: Jul 1, 2013 1:49 PM

    Daily bible study sessions? Maybe Aaron Hernandez can get off on an insanity defense?

    Your Honor, my client is over the age of 9 and still believes in fairytales. We ask that you find him not guilty on the reason of insanity.

  10. ctiggs says: Jul 1, 2013 1:52 PM

    Go Buckeyes!

  11. jimr10 says: Jul 1, 2013 1:54 PM

    Urban suspeneded him once for the first half of the Florida-College of Charlston game..

  12. ninetysixer says: Jul 1, 2013 1:59 PM

    I want to know what Boston College head coach Steve Addazio has to say about him. Daz recruited Hernandez to Florida.

  13. twilson962 says: Jul 1, 2013 2:00 PM

    What can he say about Hernandez? What should he say?

    Hernandez is a grown man responsible for himself.

  14. emma333 says: Jul 1, 2013 2:04 PM

    Look up the word hypocrite in the dictionary, and you will see Urban Meyer’s picture. While Hernandez is indeed responsible for his own behavior, Meyer’s “win at all cost” culture did Aaron no favors…Bible studies, yeah right.

  15. johnnyballsack says: Jul 1, 2013 2:06 PM

    Why should he comment? Meyer has moved on from his days at Florida. He is now mentoring a new group of organized criminals at Ohio State.

  16. hotlantalaw says: Jul 1, 2013 2:06 PM

    Urban would lie to his family to get what he wants. Not surprised.

  17. jackblackshairyback says: Jul 1, 2013 2:08 PM

    You Florida people are just going to have to get over your anger and hatred for Meyer. he left years ago!

  18. godfther81 says: Jul 1, 2013 2:11 PM

    So Meyer has some implication on Hernandez being a alleged serial killer?

  19. th56 says: Jul 1, 2013 2:13 PM

    Everything this guy does just reeks of sleaziness.

  20. butthatmakestoomuchsense says: Jul 1, 2013 2:14 PM

    Good for The Urb. Sometimes silence really is the best response.

  21. jda129 says: Jul 1, 2013 2:20 PM

    Urban’s diary:

    Just finished my first week of Bible study with Aaron. His head only spun around twice today and he only vomited on ne once. I realky think we’re making progress.

  22. milkcan44 says: Jul 1, 2013 2:21 PM

    Beef up the police force in Columbus. Tressel’s recruits were minor leaguers compared to what old Urbie will bring in.

  23. redwing26 says: Jul 1, 2013 2:21 PM

    First time in his life he hasn’t said a word. Should try it more often

  24. relggigeht says: Jul 1, 2013 2:23 PM

    Daily Bible study sessions. lol.

    Jim Morrison was right. You can’t petition the Lord with prayer:)

  25. mogogo1 says: Jul 1, 2013 2:30 PM

    I don’t believe for a minute there were ever any daily Bible sessions. That just seems unlikely given how tight Meyer’s schedule must be and how scatter-brained Hernandez obviously is–along with his obvious indifference to basic teachings like the 10 commandments.

    Somehow, I suspect if you totaled up every story Urban has told over the past few years regarding his mentoring current and former players, you’d discover he spends 30 hours per day on stuff like this.

  26. rc33 says: Jul 1, 2013 2:32 PM

    They’ll just repeatedly ask Meyer and Belichick questions about Hernandez until the media concludes that each Head Coach played a pivotal role in the death of Odin Lloyd. That’s what the media’s really shooting for.
    As we all know by now, the media is bacteria.

  27. turkdaddy429 says: Jul 1, 2013 2:34 PM

    These comments reek of jealousy, no wonder people hate Florida. O-H-I-O Suck it.

  28. zoxitic says: Jul 1, 2013 2:36 PM

    Urban has a history of changing course on a dime.

  29. hedleykow says: Jul 1, 2013 2:41 PM

    “daily Bible study sessions” links to a great article that does a deep dive into details most of us probably haven’t heard or read before.

    Looks as if Urban Meyer used the story about “daily Bible study sessions” as a gimmick to overcome the negative marks against Hernandez and put his football future back on track.

    Meyer’s silence speaks for itself.

  30. mkoogs says: Jul 1, 2013 2:46 PM

    Boy, these Gaters fans have to get a life. Urban is not a babysitter or probation officer. And, just who are the so-called criminals at Ohio State?

  31. melikefootball says: Jul 1, 2013 2:53 PM

    Reports were that Meyer wasn’t in good health and wanted to spend more time with family, so he could respond at this time.

  32. rdrs68 says: Jul 1, 2013 2:58 PM

    So much for all the bible study Urban forced upon his players.

  33. soflasfinest says: Jul 1, 2013 3:01 PM

    Urban Crier is and always has been a scum bag. No shocker here.

  34. FinFan68 says: Jul 1, 2013 3:06 PM

    They probably asked him WHY he felt it necessary to have DAILY bible sessions with Hernandez and he suddenly realized that wasn’t a smart thing to reveal.

  35. mtavin says: Jul 1, 2013 3:09 PM

    And maybe someday he’ll even elaborate on what kind of scouting report he gave his pal Bill Belichick on what to expect…

    It’s tempting to paint anyone & everyone who ever had a positive thing to say about Hernandez as potential enablers. It’s also true coaches, administrators & execs will invariably see “what they want to see” in talented athletes punctuated by question marks.

    But always and ultimately, “credit” the perp. The perp’s ability to con, conceal & persuade. The perp’s skill at con-vincing parents, siblings, friends, girlfriends, teammates, coaches, administrators and execs that he really isn’t what he is: a perp.

  36. granadafan says: Jul 1, 2013 3:11 PM

    mkoogs, Urban, a so-called evangelical Christian, sold his soul in order to win at all costs. He hired, er recruited, gangbangers, rapists, thieves, etc to the detriment of the safety of the student population and residents of Gainesville. Just like Paterno, another coach who hid under the guise of the Bible and being a good Christian, allowed a monster to predate on children for years just as long as the tens of millions rolled in to Penn St.

  37. steve3211 says: Jul 1, 2013 3:18 PM

    was the Tebow reference really necessary.

  38. jrcoop says: Jul 1, 2013 3:18 PM

    nyyjetsknicks says: Jul 1, 2013 1:49 PM

    Daily bible study sessions? Maybe Aaron Hernandez can get off on an insanity defense?

    Your Honor, my client is over the age of 9 and still believes in fairytales. We ask that you find him not guilty on the reason of insanity.

    On the contrary, it would appear he did not believe.

  39. brewcrewfan54 says: Jul 1, 2013 3:19 PM

    Maybe if Urban would have disciplined him when he was breaking rules at UF he would have turned out better than he has.

  40. jrcoop says: Jul 1, 2013 3:24 PM

    One thing Meyer is certainly guilty of, is “casting pearls before swine” (google it if you don’t get it). That said, at least he made the effort, allegedly.

  41. pizzon says: Jul 1, 2013 3:31 PM

    as long as the Gator nation was alive and well and Meyer was made to out to be this genius(see Belichek) then it was all good. just maybe if they had suspended this kid for a yr just maybe it would have gotten him straightened out. not blaming Meyer for what happened, but when these coaches continue to turn a blind eye to the obvious is it not fair to start saying they too are culpable.

  42. metalhead65 says: Jul 1, 2013 3:31 PM

    why should he talk about somebody who played for him in college? he did what he could do for him and it didn’t take. so it’s his fault he went from pot head to murderer? right he should have thrown him off the team like 99 percent of all other college coaches wouldn’t have. the guy last til the 4th. round so I doubt he gave glowing scouting reports to anybody. if this is his first time in trouble for getting into trouble with the pats I do not see how you can drag him into this and blame him.I am pretty sure he would have said something if he suspected he was capable of doing these crimes while he was coaching him. and of course what would a pft article be if you did not have to drag Tebow into it at the end. why wouldn’t talk about a great guy as opposed to the scumbag one?

  43. grumpyoleman says: Jul 1, 2013 3:36 PM

    Leave Urban alone before you cause another job offer…I mean heart problem.

  44. irishgary says: Jul 1, 2013 3:43 PM

    Urban Meyer is a piece of garbage like AH

  45. onbucky96 says: Jul 1, 2013 3:43 PM

    Come on Urb, don’t shut up now. You’re better than the rest of us, please shed some light on Aaron Hernandez. Urb, don’t be that guy.

  46. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jul 1, 2013 3:50 PM

    He doesn’t feel well, give him a break.

  47. lagg1 says: Jul 1, 2013 3:54 PM

    as long as the Gator nation was alive and well and Meyer was made to out to be this genius(see Belichek) then it was all good. just maybe if they had suspended this kid for a yr just maybe it would have gotten him straightened out. not blaming Meyer for what happened, but when these coaches continue to turn a blind eye to the obvious is it not fair to start saying they too are culpable.

    WELL-SAID! It is also time that the universities step up to the plate and show some spine!

  48. junglerat524 says: Jul 1, 2013 3:57 PM

    Urban being Urban. A few years from now tOSU wish they never hired him.

  49. stevent92 says: Jul 1, 2013 4:01 PM

    The only teammate that would make Percy Harvin look like a darling to deal with.

  50. steeler1nation says: Jul 1, 2013 4:21 PM

    Urban is the man!
    Haters gonna hate!!!

  51. jiggy3198 says: Jul 1, 2013 4:23 PM

    Urban Meyer he got all he needed from Hernandez. Two national championships. He doesn’t care about his players as long as they help them win. He’s a joke and he’s just like most college coaches…win all costs. Take the scumbags of the earth as long as they can play football and help me win. I will turn a blind eye as they cheat their way through school and get into trouble while I’ll illegally recruit them as long as i will win a national championship I’ll make lots of money and eventually they go to jail. It’s a joke

  52. thejohnsmith1122 says: Jul 1, 2013 4:24 PM

    Cool story!

  53. dinodimes says: Jul 1, 2013 4:24 PM

    mantei teos girlfriend hAs a airtight alibi for aaron herandez for the night of the murder ;)0

  54. cuda1234 says: Jul 1, 2013 4:38 PM

    You know your program is in trouble when both the University of Miami and the SEC can call you crooked. Thanks, Urb.

  55. matt24bucs says: Jul 1, 2013 4:50 PM

    It is breathtaking how much of a phony -baloney piece of crap Urban Meyer has turned out to be.

  56. kwjsb says: Jul 1, 2013 4:52 PM

    Why Meyer?
    What about his mom and his dad, he was hooked up with gangs long before football, At least football gave him a way out, he CHOSE not to take it.

  57. rickrock6661982 says: Jul 1, 2013 4:56 PM

    As he should.

    Urban is more worried about his future convicts and murderers at THE Ohio State.

  58. bensstinkyfingers says: Jul 1, 2013 5:25 PM

    Urban is staying focused on following up his undefeated 1rst season at THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, with a much anticipated national championship this season. No time to babysit or worry about FORMER players, plus any comment he would make on this matter would be a distraction to THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY. Go Bucks! Urban, You’re the man!

  59. sourdoughsam says: Jul 1, 2013 5:42 PM

    Hernandez’s buddies on the team didn’t know the extent of his off-field activities. What makes you think Urban Meyer did either? Meyer was responsible for Hernandez when Hernandez was on campus. All the other stuff was the responsibility of Aaron Hernandez, the adult.

  60. mcwest1 says: Jul 1, 2013 6:29 PM

    How does that saying go? If you can’t say anything nice about somebody, don’t say anything at all. Guess Meyer couldn’t say anything nice about Hernandaz.

  61. db105 says: Jul 1, 2013 6:35 PM

    Just Urban being Urban.

  62. hedleykow says: Jul 1, 2013 6:44 PM

    Urban used the Bible for his own self interest.

    And now that it has exploded in his face, he has nothing to say. Imagine that.

  63. dumbpollack says: Jul 1, 2013 7:02 PM

    So because he has nothing to say about it lets bash Urban and Christianity. What a joke! I thought Profootball talk had a bit more class.

  64. thegonz13 says: Jul 1, 2013 7:16 PM

    Daily bible study sessions,eh? Guess Hernandez wanted to learn something from the Romans!

  65. sdwat54 says: Jul 1, 2013 7:21 PM

    You know, for being a lawyer, it seems you’d have picked up on the possibility of Meyer (and Belichick, former coaches et al., past and present team mates, et al) being called as a witness in Hernandez’s trial.

    The defense and the prosecution will go all out on this one, and that will include background witnesses, etc., you can bet on it.

    And for the record, I am worn out with all the jabs at Christianity (no, I don’t practice), Tebow, etc. The people ridiculing other’s right to practice (openly) their faith need to do some real gut checks. He isn’t standing at your door, thumping you with a Bible (that would be assault, in which case, you know, fire away), or pointing fingers.

    What does it cost you to just let Tebow be who he is, and for that matter, Meyer? Seriously.

  66. toonloonboon says: Jul 1, 2013 7:30 PM

    how can you trust a white guy named urban? or a black guy named suburb, for that matter.

  67. sfgamblers says: Jul 1, 2013 7:31 PM

    Shocker Urban has nothing to say. He used him then threw him out and doesn’t care after he’s gone. Class act Urban.

  68. draculalambert says: Jul 1, 2013 7:49 PM

    Meyer is all class…I wonder if Hernandez is bummed to miss the final season of Dexter…

  69. coachbeck says: Jul 1, 2013 9:33 PM

    Can’t blame him when a man makes his own choice to kill someone. It’s been widely put out there that he has told people he would be a hall a famer or in jail

  70. udflyers24 says: Jul 2, 2013 12:32 AM

    Tell me again why this story has anything to do with Urban’s dishonesty, lying, classlessness, and being “garbage”??

    What’s garbage is all of you that comment on how sh__y Meyer is in response to a story about an alleged MURDERER and the fact that he should not and does not have anything to do with the dude. Dude barely talks and comments about the most talked about football player in the country, and he played for him also.

    I’d love for all of you jokers that are ripping on Meyer to state your allegiance. I think we’d find out that Meyer actually has the virtue of silence handled better than some bitter fans reading this. And I’m sure you’ve never done something in your lives to better your career.

  71. RUAHORNH8R says: Jul 2, 2013 1:40 AM

    Some of the posts on here are absolutely ignorant! There is NO, logical argument to pass any blame on anyone other than Hernandez himself! A lot of professional football players are inner city kids that happen to have Stellar genetics & their only shot @ an abundant life is a football scholarship! Football programs, are a business like any other, and their “sole” purpose is to put the best “product” on the field! It’s about $$ people!
    Some I these kids come with some baggage, but for anyone to detect, early that a kid that may smoke a little trees or get into am occasional bar fight, is a far cry from Murder 1… There was no way that anyone could have anticipated the path that Hernandez would take! An egotistical , narcissistic , more than likely psychopath, is 1 in say, 10,000,000….. It’s ludicrous to suggest anything else!
    In addition , all arrows point to Aaron’s guilt @ this time, but we also have to take the “source” into consideration. Until all the facts come into light, all we have right now is the spoon fed platter the “media” has fed us! History, tells me that our Nations media is the biggest business of them all, and whatever agenda they have in mind(selling papers, etc) we as consumers are buying it all! I would not allow Hernandez to take me out on a joyride but I’ll wait until all the facts come out before I opt to have a needle injected into his arm!

  72. 2fleas says: Jul 2, 2013 3:06 AM

    Thank you Aaron Hernandez for turning the Patriots and OSU into a circus. Johnny Manziel’s twitter comments are nothing now! Gig ’em!

  73. dumbhobby says: Jul 2, 2013 7:33 AM

    After the fact it’s easy to attack, isn’t it?

  74. curtis228 says: Jul 2, 2013 9:38 AM

    Haters are quick to place blame on Meyer. The truth is that parents have 18 years to mold a child and prepare them for real life.

  75. cbolt12 says: Jul 2, 2013 11:56 PM

    If you were a female coed and attended school at UF when Meyer was there and weren’t beaten or rapped or some other crime by a football player, be very greatful for that.

  76. bigblue294 says: Jul 3, 2013 2:48 PM

    Wow soo many Florida idiots hating on Meyer just because he wins! Blaming Meyer for Hernandez murder charges is crazy. Yes a coach should mentor but there’s nothing to do if a person hides things like he did. I’m not a huge Meyer fan but this has nothing to do with coaches and everything to do with Hernandez.

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