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Old 06-20-2013   #31
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Default Re: Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez to be Questioned

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Originally Posted by Mr. White View Post
I've heard LZ say on his show that the pre-draft rap on Hernandez was that he was a "marijuana enthusiast."
Which could be a euphemism for dealer.


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On June 13, a Hernandez acquaintance, Alexander S. Bradley, filed a civil complaint against Hernandez in U.S. District Court alleging that a gun -- in Hernandez's possession illegally -- discharged and shot Bradley in the face, causing the loss of his right eye. The suit alleges Hernandez and Bradley argued at Tootsie's strip club in Miami. The gun discharged while Hernandez, Bradley and other associates were returning from Miami to Palm Beach.
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Hernandez fell to the fourth round of the 2010 draft in part because of marijuana use while with the Gators, something he admitted to NFL teams at the scouting combine when he was a draft prospect, according to several NFL sources.

Personnel sources from multiple NFL teams tell SI that they had off-field concerns about Hernandez. In particular, the questions pertained to alleged gang activity of some of Hernandez's associates in his native Bristol, Conn. A law enforcement official familiar with Hernandez reiterated concerns about his circle of influence.

Combined, the marijuana use and gang concerns worried some NFL teams immensely.

"There were a lot of teams that had him off the board," said an NFL personnel executive.
Independently, both a former and current New England teammate said that they believed Hernandez was having some trouble with his past associates and was seeking distance from them. Bristol, Conn. is just a two hour drive to Hernandez's home.

"It was a thug life," is how one teammate described some of Hernandez's friends.
Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl...#ixzz2WlnQeGi5

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Originally Posted by powda View Post
He can use some of that $40 million the Pats gave him to buy his way out of this.
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