posted at 8/30/2013 10:48 AM EDT
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jri - I am not trying to change that. But again, that doesn't mean that what he has written or contributed to about Hernandez is false. There have been previous patriot transgressions that could be used to suggest negative things about the patriots, but I've seen such things vigorously defended here. I am not interested in getting into that but am pointing out that perspective matters.
here is what it comes down to. Either Borges and the RS writer are taking liberties with the truth or JK and BB are flat out liars.
When every other team (including the pats) stayed away from Hernandez at the draft who was easily a first round talent, that's telling. The pats covet value in the draft. Its been demonstrated again and again. When they took him in the 4th, his value finally exceeded his known issues.
Security departments within teams are there, substantially, to dig into their players' and draftees' lives and to know what they are up to even if they don't know their every move. Maybe its me, maybe this whole idea of security departments within a team is a sham. Maybe the pats really don't care about how their players conduct themselves, but if that is the case, then the "Patriot Way" has been a sham all along.
Or maybe, as I believe, the Pats got put in an incredibly difficult situation by having to decide to extend an incredibly talented player or let him go because he may have become an issue. Again, I don't begrudge the pats for their decision, but in doing so, they promote the "Patriot Way" on a wing and a prayer, not as a legitimate foundation for the players they employ.
Ok, everything you said might hold water except for the FACT Borges was asked about all the stuff he said about the Pats in that article during an interview on a Boston area radio station. He was asked about the "flop house", the missing practices, the telling BB he was in fear for his life. Instead of saying, Yes that is what happened , what he said was "Well, it COULD have happened that way."
Now unless your moral compass is broken you know that passing off a fabrication as actual fact, as Borges did in that RS article, is lying.
Since all of your accusations and recriminations are based on that lie, if you were really a moral person like you profess to be, you would man up, admit you were wrong again and apologize to the entire message board for trying to perpetuate the lies and aspersions cast by Borges.
My accusations and recriminations (your words) aren't based on that possible lie alone. There was a great deal more to that article, and if I understand the time frame correctly, the "flophouse" incident occurred after Hernandez had already signed his contract. So that is, frankly, immaterial to my comments.
I stand by what I have said, and I have presented them as my opinion based on the information available.