The American justice system runs on the basis of an accused party being considered innocent until proven guilty. Unfortunately, in high profile cases that are circulated through the media, that is often not the case as suddenly every average joe becomes a legal expert.
Former New England Patriots Tight End, Aaron Hernandez plead not guilty during his arraignment yesterday in Massachusetts on charges that he committed a 2012 double murder.
During the arraignment, the prosecution laid out the alleged evidence of the case, stating that the murders Hernandez allegedly committed were due to an accidental spilling of his drink in a nightclub. ESPN’s legal correspondent stated after the arraignment that the case looks to be in favor of the prosecution, and Hernandez is “in a lot of trouble in this case”.
After the arraignment, TMZ caught up with NFL rookie tight end, Eric Ebron who dished out his thoughts on the case:
Ebron says all the right things to the TMZ reporter, stating that he himself stays out of trouble, is not a big partier, and that he is not scared of anybody.
As for his thoughts on Hernandez’s guilt, Ebron reminds the reporter that Hernandez pleaded “not guilty”.
Ultimately this case will play out with a trial in front of a nationally televised audience. It will be interesting to see if Hernandez will be able to get a fair trial and jury, or if the court continues to have issues with how high profile a case this has become.