Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer on the set of ESPN before the 2013 BCS Championship game against the between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Urban Meyer Says Aaron Hernandez Questioned in 2007 Shooting


It’s been a rough week for Urban Meyer, who may have let his lips get a bit too loose in regards to Aaron Hernandez recently.

After saying that he was done talking about Hernandez, Meyer was asked about a 2007 shooting where his former tight end was questioned by police. Meyer defended Hernandez, saying he was simply questioned as a witness along with a couple of other Florida players.

Per Gator Sports:

In a later conversation, Meyer was asked about the 2007 shooting incident when Hernandez was one of several Gators questioned by Gainesville police. He said he was told by an assistant that the players were questioned as witnesses and “I didn’t think about it again until a couple of days ago.”

Meyer also defended Hernandez’s drug tests, of which he reportedly failed multiple times – but not according to the former Florida coach:

“I just received an email from a friend where there is an accusation of multiple failed drug tests covered up by the Univ. of Florida or the coaching staff,” Meyer wrote in a text to The Sun. “This is absolutely not true. Hernandez was held to the same drug testing policy as every other player.

Hernandez of course was red flagged during the NFL Draft for reportedly failing drug tests (an NFL executive mentioned up to six times) at the college level.

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