Hernandez Charged With Murder

Jan 20, 2013; Foxboro, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (81) is unable to make the catch in the first half of the AFC championship game against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

So while I was getting a frog tattooed on my forearm Aaron Hernandez appeared before court and was indicted on charges of murder and obstruction of justice.  Which of course would make sense if he did in fact kill Odin Lloyd, I mean who would try and cover it up.

Hernandez will be held without bail and since the Patriots have already released him it’s likely that his days of professional football are over unless of course he is innocent and his lawyers can convince a jury of his peers that he is indeed not guilty.  Then he only has to face the wrath of Roger Goodell and a few games of suspension before he can return to the league and a team that would take a shot at him.

Lost in all this however is the fact that this is not the first time Hernandez has been in trouble this off-season.  He was accused of shooting a man in the face in South Florida and settled the incident out of courts.

As for the Patriots, well they are on the line for a good amount of money but speculation is they will try and not pay Hernandez another dime following his arrest.  The real question is will the NFL give NE a salary cap pass at some point?  Regardless the Patriots are in need of some TE’s.

Topics: Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots

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  • marvin martian

    after sean taylors murder the redskins did not get a pass on the salary cap could you imagine the reaction of nfl fans if they made a special exemption for NE