Re: Excellent Article on Pats' Role in the AH Situation
posted at 7/1/2013 4:39 PM EDT
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2 issues here. Drafting a risky player mid round imo is worth the gamble. your financial losses with a mid round cut are not great.
resigning a risky player to a large contract with out due dilligence is unforgivable. Kraft is seething at the daily negative publicity. The info I have read is the cap hit next year is $7.5.
Rusty can side step how could anyone have known? Many, many did. Too many whispers and flags. My post on seeing AH was that if I saw this type of behavior, wouldn't the team have knowledge? Smoking pot doesnt make this guy a murderer. Smoking pot in public and bullying patrons imo should force the Pats into a major character check of this guy. Obviously not done
So can you please provide one source of info that you claim so many people out there knew of this murder risk? If so many people knew how bad of a person AH was, then please show me (ONE REPORT) in the last 3 years about how bad AH was. Just one.
Reality is that for 3 years, NOBODY said anything bad about the guy...FACT. On top of that, there isn't one single person that wasn't on board and praising the extension. Every sports reporter around was saying what a great move it was. So if what you are saying is correct, then it should be easy for you to show us ONE report that was negative on extending AH for 40 mil?
He fooled everyone.....just not sure why that's so hard for people to accept.
let me break it down for you...he did not fool every body. His team mates were leery of him, to the point that he was alienated from almost every one. AH in public hung out with know gang members in broad sight, at public places...he even rented a 2nd condo and hung out with gang members at the condo. None of that is against the law. But it should have raised major red flags and the Pats HAD to have known about it, as it seems most of Boston, Southestern Mass and Providence did.
AH also was involved in gun situations prior to this...he was questioned in college (known fact), a police report was made in Providence on Thayer Street that a group of guys was seen putting a gun under a car on the street. It was unclear who put the gun down, but AH was in the group, and a police report was made. The Fla shooting was after the Pats gave him the contract. The Boston double murders was unsolved, just coming to light now.
repeat, I have no issue with the Pats drafting the guy in the 4th round. I also have no issue with the Pats giving him $40m to resign. Where I have issue is did they do due dilligence? If they did, they HAD to have turned the other cheek, simply too much there to ignore. If they did not do due dilligence, they should be criticized.
Rusty continues to put words in my mouth that how could BB have known when AH was drafted? Rusty even goes on to throw Jim Lampley under the bus. Rusty even admirts to inhaling. As usual, Rusty misses the point...
1) Pats drafted him, no problem
2) Pats resigned him, no problem
3) Did they do due dilligence? I say they did not...and if they did, these skeletons were in plain sight to see and the Pats opted to ignore the red flags...
4) Regarding part 3...regardless if they did not do due dilligence or did...they should be open to criticism for the situation. Pleading ignorance is a cop out imo
"Admits to inhaling"? Who are you, Bill Clinton or Mother Theresa? Who hasn't inhaled? THat's the better question.
I threw Lampley "under the bus"? You seem to think Lampley would care that anyone knows he likes his weed.
I didn't miss the point at all. NO ONE CARES about the weed thing. They don't. If you come to work, are a good person, work hard, produce, etc, no one cares if you go home and have wine or weed as you wind down your day.
YOU pretending weed--->murder is one of the DUMBEST I've read here, and it's not shocking it came from you.
There is no way Bob Kraft authorizes a new contract for a 23 year old young adult if he didn't feel comfortable in doing so.
are you seriously this dumb? put that 152 IQ to work would you? I am not saying that weed leads to murder...forget the weed...all the other red flags, gang affiliation, gun issues...why didnt the Pats know about this when half of New England did...from Boston south to Providence, this guy has been getting into trouble. Not peace pot smoikng, trouble with gang members, in strip clubs with guns...
why is that so hard for to understand?
and no, I have never inhaled pot in my life..