While it has no relation to the current murder investigation that New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is at the center of, there are reports continuing to surface that show a violent history with Hernandez. Though he has never been charged in any of the crimes, Hernandez is accused of shooting a man in the face during an argument at a night club in Florida, along with the recent news that Hernandez was questioned for a shooting while he was a member of the Florida Gators.
According to Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel, Hernandez was one of a few men questioned in the shootings of two men following a Florida loss to Auburn in 2007. The two men were reportedly driving before shots were fired in to their car.
Hernandez refused to comment about the situation while he was in college, and he was never charged.
But like we previously stated, this shows a dangerous history of violence.
NFL teams were scared off by what they feared was gang activity by many of Hernandez’s closest friends and that is a big reason for his slide in the NFL Draft. With the recent events and the report that the current murder investigation is related to gang-related drug violence, those teams were wise to stay away from the troubled tight end.
Of course, it is important to remember that Hernandez is innocent until proven guilty, but things sure aren’t looking good.