The Tragedy of Aaron Hernandez

The life of Aaron Hernandez was a Shakespearian tragedy. A story that started well, but ended tragically. Today, Hernandez was found dead in his cell after allegedly hanging himself. Hernandez was only 27.  He was recently acquitted of double-murder last Friday, and was in the process of appealing his 2015 murder conviction, which put him in jail for life.

Some would call it sad, while others would call it karma. I call it a tragedy. Where did it go wrong? Hernandez was on top of the world after signing a five-year, 40-million dollar deal back in 2012 with the Patriots. Along with Rob Gronkowski, Hernandez helped form one of the more dynamic tight end combinations in the history of the game. Unfortunately for Hernandez, he seemed to like the street life. He was playing in-between two worlds. He was a New England Patriot by day, and a thug by night. ‎ You can’t be both. Ultimately, it all caught up to him, and his double life ended when he killed Odin Lloyd in 2013.

If Hernandez had played in another city, would things have been different? (Hernandez grew up two hours from Boston in Bristol, CT). If his father were alive, would things be different? Hernandez lost his father at the age of 16.

We will never know.

Last week, when asked one word to describe Aaron Hernandez, Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick used the word “tragedy.”

Tragedy is the best word to describe the life of Aaron Hernandez.

 

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Adam “Pacman” Jones to reporter: ‘Didn’t I just tell you don’t ask me that’

 

Bengals’ CB Adam “Pacman” Jones was not very happy with the line of questioning from a reporter today in Cincinnati. According to Fox 19, reporter Joe Danneman asked Jones the following question:

Danneman: “I know you said you were thankful for the organization. Is there anything you have to show fans, have to prove to the fans for them to welcome you back since there were a lot of people upset with the way things went down in the off-season for you?”

Jones: “Didn’t I just tell you don’t ask me that? You out this completely, turn around, go back, go back that way. Bye.”

Jones, who is in counseling for anger management and alcohol, told reporters that he was not taking any questions related to his arrest in January.

Watch the video below:

Bengals’ CB Adam “Pacman” Jones was not very happy with the line of questioning from a reporter today in Cincinnati. According to Fox 19, reporter Joe Danneman asked Jones the following question:

Joe Danneman: “I know you said you were thankful for the organization. Is there anything you have to show fans, have to prove to the fans for them to welcome you back since there were a lot of people upset with the way things went down in the off-season for you?”

Jones: “Didn’t I just tell you don’t ask me that? You out this completely, turn around, go back, go back that way. Bye.”

Jones, who is in counseling for anger management and alcohol, told reporters that he was not taking any questions related to his arrest in January.

Watch the video below:

 

 

 

Marshawn Lynch to the Raiders?

According to NFL Network’s Mike Silver, RB Marshawn Lynch and the Oakland Raiders have agreed to terms. However, they’re reports that the deal is not done.

We’ll see how this plays out.

Former NFL player Todd Heap accidentally kills daughter in his driveway

According to police in Mesa, Arizona, former NFL player Todd Heap accidentally hit his three-year old daughter with a truck in the family’s driveway on Friday. Unfortunately, Heap’s daughter would later die.  At this time, police are investigating the accident.

According to police, Heap showed no signs of impairment. 

Aaron Hernandez found not guilty of double-murder

A jury in Boston found Aaron Hernandez not guilty of murder in the first-degree on Friday.

Hernandez was accused of killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in a drive-by- shooting back in 2012. According to the prosecution, the two were murdered because one of them spilled a drink on Hernandez in a club.

Already serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd, Hernandez was found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm on Friday, and will serve four to five years for that charge.

 

Terrance Knighton retires

Terrance Knighton has decided to retire, and go into coaching according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The 30-year old Knighton played 8 season in the NFL. “Pot Roast,” was signed by the Patriots last off-season; Knighton was ultimately released in August.

Knighton played for Jaguars, Broncos,  and Redskins.

Enjoy retirement!

49ers looking to trade the number 2 pick?

According to 49ers’ GM John Lynch, San Francisco might be interested in moving the number two pick in the NFL Draft. Lynch addressed the media today. The 49ers, who were 2-14 last season, need a lot of help. The defense needs help, and they need a quarterback.

This was not a very talented team last season.

John Lynch, you are on the clock!

Tony Romo got game?

Maybe Tony Romo could have saved the Mavericks’ season. Romo is all suited up and ready to sit on the bench.

Here is Romo in warm-ups: