Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez might take to the courtroom during Super Bowl week, of all times.
What a week it’s been for the National Football League. Actually, what a year it’s been for Roger Goodell.
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The last thing in the world this man wanted to deal with was a hardened controversy surrounding the integrity of his game, his product. That’s just what was forced down his throat with the New England Patriots latest antics in “Deflate-Gate.”
As the both teams are soon to arrive in Arizona, the media is salivating to get to certain guys.
The defending champion Seattle Seahawks will arrive tomorrow, while Bill Belichick’s crew will fly on Monday.
Under normal circumstances, the media will resort to less than tasteful tactics to stir up anything. Now, though, they are fully loaded with the Pats’ latest controversy which was handed to them on a silver platter.
If you think this past week was a rough one for New England, just wait until media day.
Even more than deflated footballs, some ridiculous media members will now bring up the fact that former Patriots tight-end Aaron Hernandez will most likely begin his murder trial during Super Bowl Week.
According to MyFoxNY.com, jury selection for the trial is ongoing and expected to commence by next week. The trial could begin as early as Tuesday, January 27th.
"“Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh has cleared 53 potential jurors as of Friday after individually questioning them to weed out people who are biased, have a hardship or have a valid reason to be excused.Lawyers from both sides will have the chance to eliminate 18 people each from the final pool Monday for any reason using what’s called peremptory challenges. Eighteen jurors will be seated.”"
Hernandez, of course, has pleaded not guilty to the charge of murdering semi-professional football player Odin Llyod back in 2013.
Remember this guy?
He was the second tight end in Bill O’Brien’s semi-trendsetting two tight end offense. The success Tom Brady enjoyed with both Rob Gronkowski and Hernandez on the field was a formula that was sweeping the NFL off its feet.
This man, who now stands trial as an accused murderer, was roaming the Patriots sidelines free as a bird.
Really hard to believe.
If it’s not one thing with this organization, it’s another. Of course predicting good versus evil is somewhat a tricky notion, but after multiple warnings New England still drafted this guy.
Think about it, these NFL teams are afforded with background clearances on prospects that make even the CIA jealous.
What a wild and deserving coincidence it is to have Hernandez sneaking back into the news this week.
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