The stories about New England Patriots former tight end Aaron Hernandez are about almost everything. Recently, he reportedly failed multiple drug tests while at the University of Florida. Urban Meyer has come out to say that Florida isn’t to blame for Hernandez’s plight.
Ben Volin of the Boston Globe wrote that Hernandez was never a problem for New England once he was drafted. You know, until this summer.
His big point is that Hernandez never failed a drug test in his three seasons in New England.
“For three years in New England, Hernandez did everything Bill Belichick asked of him football-wise, according to a team source,” Volin writes. “He showed up to meetings and practices on time, practiced hard, stayed in shape, was very coachable, and starred on the field, scoring 18 touchdowns in three seasons.
“Just as importantly, he didn’t fail one NFL drug test in three seasons.”
But the problem was always with the company he kept, Volin suggests.
Hernandez “would tune out and occasionally become angry when a coach or employee suggested he stop hanging out with some of his old friends.”