Re: Thank you Robert Kraft
posted at 6/26/2013 10:03 PM EDT
In response to 42AND46's comment:
In response to dreighver's comment:
I wanted to personally thank Mr. Kraft for doing the right thing, despite the fact that such a decision had unfavorable results.
Despite potential financial loss, despite the loss of an incredibly talented player, without knowing the eventual outcome of the fiasco, this respectable and admirable man made the right decision.
i agree Kraft is a good owner and a good man and I don't doubt he did the right thing but i want to ask-not disrespectfully but as a thought:
did they abandon ship too quick?
should they have stood by Hernandez or at least not made any definitve move like this until the trial or the pre-trial hearings at the very least? is this guilty until being proven innocent and jumping the gun?
This is my first comment on BDC on this terrible and tragic matter. The whole thing makes me sick to my stomach.
It is tragic that a life is lost forever. It is also terrible that if guilty, Hern would have been willing to throw everything he had away because the victim disrespected him. If this istrue, it is total insanity.
Robert Kraft did the right thing because he can not undo the damage already done. However, I believe that the negative fallout and effect on the team from his trial would be far greater if everytime something happens before, during and after the trial which could take years, Hern would be mentioned as "Former New England Patriot AH" than "New England Patriot AH".
Perhaps a bad analogy would be when a cop goes rogue stealing and hurting civilians while other cops on the force know about it and won't do anything to stop it because of some kind of unwritten code of loyalty. IMO, there is a stain on an entire police force when this happens.
I understand that AH has not been found guilty in a court of law but there has been so much smoke now there almost certainly has to be some fire. I think the ship of public understanding and benefit of doubt has sailed.