Re: To all
posted at 6/24/2013 12:46 PM EDT
In response to PatsEng's comment:
Listen we didn't know a lot about this stuff when he was drafted or during the seasons. It was only after this event that a lot of this info came out. For instance most of us thought he dropped in the draft because of the pot, well appearently he dropped because of the gang affiliations. When you start adding everything up how can you not look badly on the guy? Even if he didn't pull the trigger you are who you surround yourself with and one of those guys killed Lloyd. You have college reports, now bar reports on a couple of incidents which involved Hernandez, guns, and his not so stellar friends. Frankly to me regardless of innocents or not he had the money to get out of that life, he has a kid, and he has all the support in the world to not get himself involved. The fact that he choses to remain in that life is enough for me to look poorly on his character. This is what we are talking about right? His character, not whether he can play a game or what laundry he wears right? If some 3rd stringer on the Jets was in the same situation you'd be saying the same thing right? Whether he's innocent or not does not change the fact that he will continue to act this way and surround himself with these type of people, that is what makes him a low character individual not this one event in limbo.
I swear by lil 10 pound bearded baby Jesus
good post PatsEng
Here are some tidbits of info from the scouts and staffers while AH was At Gainsville.
An NFL scout revealed his team’s pre-draft file on Hernandez and one section stood out:
“Self-esteem is quite low; not well-adjusted emotionally, not happy, moods unpredictable, not stable, doesn’t take much to set him off, but not an especially jumpy guy,” the scout said.
Hernandez has said his father’s death affected him deeply, and sent him on a self-destructive path; his older brother, D.J., did everything he could to keep Aaron focused on football and school.
The scout said Hernandez had long been around “street activity,” and once his father died, it gave him reason to act out.
But even arriving on campus at such a young age, Hernandez already was using marijuana and quickly settled into the party life of his Gators teammates, the scout said.
Not long after arriving at Florida, Hernandez was questioned in connection with a shooting outside of a nightclub, the scout said, but nothing came of it.
He was suspended for one game during his Gators career for failing a drug test; the scout said a suspension isn’t usually handed down until the third or fourth failed test.
A second scout, who worked for an AFC team before the 2010 draft, said Hernandez’s marijuana and character problems were the worst-kept secret in the scouting community.
“It was pretty well known that he had failed some drug tests at Florida, and there were questions about his maturity that come along with that,” the scout said. “You worried about the people he hung out with.”
Though the first scout said Hernandez’s friends from Connecticut made visits to Florida, one former Florida staffer said then-coach Urban Meyer “didn’t let anyone in” to the program who wasn’t part of a player’s support circle.
A third scout recalled that Hernandez was considered the toughest kid on the Gators’ roster and “no one will mess with him.”
Hernandez responded with expletives, to Welker within days of arriving in Foxboro.
Hernandez spends little, if any, time with his Patriots teammates off the field, opting to spend his time with those same friends who used to visit him in Gainesville and have known him for years. [press]
Tough guy image, emotionally unstable, short fuse, now lots of money? classic ringleader, not the profile to take orders from anyone.
disturbed guy ....