Maybe it was better when Urban Meyer wasn’t saying anything about Aaron Hernandez.
The former Florida Gators coach, who now runs the The Ohio State program, initially refused to talk about the former Gator who is accused of murder. On Saturday, Meyer sent multiple texts to the Columbus Dispatch regarding Hernandez. But Meyer didn’t address an unsolved 2007 Gainesville shooting.
Since then, Meyer reportedly has said more. According to Pat Dooley of GatorSports.com, Meyer says he was told at the time that Florida players were questioned as witnesses.
“I didn’t think about it again until a couple of days ago,” Meyer said.
According to ABC News, it was more than that. An eyewitness to the shooting initially said former Florida safety Reggie Nelson was present, and the eyewitness gave a general description of the shooter that seems to match Hernandez. More importantly, ABC News uncovered information indicating that, when police tried to question Hernandez, the then-17-year-old invoked his right to counsel.
That would be a fairly important fact to share with the head coach. Meyer’s comments imply that it wasn’t.
To explore the one further, Meyer would have to identify the person who told Meyer that the players were questioned. Our sense is that Meyer would just as soon pour fresh concrete down the rabbit hole, and move on.
With the national media chasing every angle of the Hernandez story and Meyer saying enough to pique their interest, it won’t be happening any time soon.