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Aaron Hernandez situation signals that Patriots Way has lost its way

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The Patriots are a football team. They are all about winning football games. Nothing more. The deadly serious Aaron Hernandez situation is the latest reminder of this hard fact.

 Bob and Jonathan Kraft need to stop trying to make us think that the Patriots are different from all those bad boys in the NFL.

 “If you’re going to be a part of this organization, there’s a responsibility and a sense of obligation that comes with it, because in my family’s mind, you’re carrying our last name as well,’’ Jonathan Kraft said after the Albert Haynesworth signing in 2011.

 No. The Patriots are no different than any other team. They’ll take a chance on trouble, which apparently is what they did when they drafted Hernandez in 2010.

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