In response to ghostofjri37's comment:
A perfect example is that one poster will constantly suggest that the pats are the model by which every other team operates, that the pats know more than any other team, but then ask how could the pats have known that Hernandez had serious issues. They believe, as Robert Kraft said, that Hernandez duped them.
RESPONSE: Those who claim that BB and Kraft knew about AH are disingenuous haters, and/or are jealous of the success that this great franchise has had over the past decade...such as the Indy troll, UD6, a/k/a, the Dog(gggggg).
Pretty hard to square those things.
RESPONSE: Yes it is, isn't it? Doesn't it defy logic that a seemingly highly moral, intelligent, super-successful and astute business man like Mr. Kraft would pay out a huge contract to a player that he knew was a thug, who was using drugs, feared for his life, and hanging out with gang members?
Remember, AH had another year remaining on his original rookie deal. So, Kraft and BB could have opted to let AH play out his rookie deal, and look at resigning him in 2014...or franchising him. If they knew that AH was so troubled, wouldn't that have made more sense, than handing him a long term, mega-money deal?
As I noted in another thread, I don't begrudge the pats for handing Hernandez the contract they did. He was not arrested regardless of transgressions he may have been committing. He is an incredible talent. If the pats didn't sign him, some other team would have. I am willing to accept that the pats may have been caught in a "catch-22". I am not willing to accept that they were duped.
RESPONSE: Sorry...but if you agree that Mr. Kraft is the type of man that I described above, your conclusion that he was not duped seems, at the risk of sounding like Star Trek's Mr. Spock, illogical.