Re: Warrant issued for Hernandez
posted at 6/21/2013 10:52 AM EDT
Hernandez is being represented by Ropes and Gray, a very powerful law firm full of very talented lawyers.
Remember, forget how big and strong he is. He is still only 23 years old. The Patriots knew he was a risk when they drafted him in the 4th round in 2010. So did the other NFL teams.
The teams knew he was talented but they also knew he had questionable relationships and and failed several drug tests. Mant of the teams did not even have them on their draft boards.
So, he lives right now in a $1.3 million mini-manision in North Attleboro/Bristol County. He has a $37.5 million dollar contract.
Foxborough, where Gilette Stadium is located, is an easy commute from there. But also the industrial park where the 27 year old homicide victim was killed and and lter found is less than a mile from that mini-mansion.
No doubt his lawyers have him on a short leash. And so far he seems to be complying.
The Bristol County D.A has jurisdiction over this case since the murder was committed in Bristol County.
Hernandez probably is not going anywhere. But no doubt he is being followed. He has the means and the motive to flee.
At the same time, from a prior "incident" a case has been filed here in federal court involving a man who was "somehow" shot in the face by Hernandez down in Florida.
Myra Kraft may be spinning in her grave as they say for all the risky picks the Patriots have been making. She was more responsible than anyone for dropping Chris Peters because of his criminal record.
I am a big Patriots fan. But, I do not want to win by any means necessary. I was proud when they had that care of no-nonsense strong character players anchoring the team. "The Patriot Way" was coined. Now they have been acquiring players just like other teams do. Only looking for talent and hoping for the best otherwise.