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    I think light said he was all about himself.

    The comment is vague though. Never embraced his beliefs? Such as what ? Theological? political? Did he believe in gun control?
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    Funny, most fans were giddy after signing both TE's which would keep them here long term. Don't be one of the "Captain Hindsight" crowd. Sure, we aren't privy to the locker room but I'm pretty sure the organization didn't put murderer in their list of character flaws.
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    I was psyched when they signed him to an extension. Sad to see him throw it all away. Maybe other Patriots players would have been hesitant to sign Hernandez to such a big deal, but I cannot find fault with the Patriots for trying to keep a talented player who maybe was a little bit of an odd duck. Who knew it would end like this?

    Didn't Hernandez spend the off-season on the west coast to be closer to Brady?

    Says all the right things, seems to do the right things...Sometimes you win and sometimes you get played.
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    I think what he meant was that Ahern used football as an enhancement to his gangsta identity and lifestyle.
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    I think your thought is right on ythe money.
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    When he got all that cash, it seemed to trigger something.. he seems to have done a lot of incredibly stupid stuff in a very short period of time....

    The root of all evil...
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    Look up Latin Kings.
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    I don't know about that. maybe he went to strip clubs, smoked a ton of pot and hung out with seedy characters but I doubt his teammates knew any more about his lifestyle in regards to being involved in murders.
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    You can tell a king by the tattoos.. anyone who has any investigative experience or knowledge of gang intelligence can spot a "King"..

    Black and gold is the predominant colors and a crown with 5 points are prominent.. when I worked in corrections the Almighty Latin King Nation tried to make inroads, and we went to quite a few seminars to educate ourselves about those guys..

    If he was a "king" Connecticut probably would know, as that is where a lot of this originated..

    Just because he is from Ct. does not mean that he is a Latin King..
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    And speaking of money, it also helps give context to his "making it rain money" shtick after scoring touchdowns. A reminder to homies that he's the man with the money and power and can "make it rain" on them if he wants to.

    One clip they've been showing of him pretty much says it all: Ahern scores a touchdown and Welker, a couple feet away, comes over to embrace him. Ahern ignores his teammate to stage his little act -- I think symbolizing that for him, team/teammates are enablers for his agenda.
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    His gang-related background and questionable activities have been pretty thoroughly documented/confirmed/discussed, from Connecticut to Florida and back.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/27/aaron-hernandez-gun-photo_n_3506907.html
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    I think it's obvious now it wasn't just weed and bad blocking that made him a 4th round pick.
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    some real "I.M. Genius"es there on WEEI comment board.

    'Light was the weakest LT in patriots history'

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    Zolak made a great point today. None of us has read ANY testimonials from friends or relatives or former teammates, NOBODY has stepped forward to tell us what a good person AH is and how he just went off the rails. Nobody is stepping up to say this is a good guy gone bad.
    Now we have one of the highly respected former teammates of AH saying how he could never embrace anything that AH stood for in his life.
    What a damning comment from a team leader and a guy who was in that locker room every single day. Just amazing how Patriots management embraced Aaron Hernandez to the tune of $40 million when his own teammates would not embrace him.
    BTW, this is not a second guess on my part. I was thrilled they signed AH when they did. What I'm amazed at is how the Hernandez personna (the attitude, the lifestyle, the gangsta friends) that we've found out about in recent days was known to the Patriots all along, how his teaammates were repelled by it and how it was/is so contrary to what the Patriots want on their team and in their locker room.
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    Seems they were willing to tolerate it as long as he worked hard, did his job, and stayed out of trouble off the field. You have to wonder, though, if team security should have known more/done more to stay ahead of what eventually came down.

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    I know a lot of people here try and discredit TMZ, but they've been as accurate as any other media outlet in it's reporting on the Hernandez murder case. This kind of makes sense.

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    I'm guessing he was fairly well behaved in anticipation of that first contract.
    People are all piling on now, ie. he held a gun in high school, he spoke sternly to Welker one time etc but I think most of the bad stuff he did was either in high school (gang affiliations and post nexw contract)
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    We have 20-20 hindsight here but given Light's comments, etc. it does seem like massive fail on the Pats org, in particular not protecting themselves with a conduct based contract escape clause. I bet Kraft has had some heated words with BB over the loss of his million$, and far worse the permanent damage to the Patriots brand. Not good. Not good at all.
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    And yet in February, he rented an apartment in LA to be closer to Brady during the offseason.

    So I really have to wonder what the hell went so badly wrong so quickly.
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    Aside from tattoos, there may not have been a lot of other signs, and his previous troubles could have appeared to have been in the past.. all of this stuff seems to have happened in a relatively short period of time..

    I wonder if he was a "gang wanna be guy", which can sometimes be more dangerous than an actual gang member.. sure they will look at a few more unsolved homicides that he and his posse might be linked to.

    His tattoos may tell a story, and usually gang experts in corrections can figure a lot of stuff out by studying them..
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    Thata was in the 3rd quarter of SB 46. I remember that and thinking "What the hell, that was pretty selfish and immature".

    Followed by "Woohoo, we're up 7!".

    But that memory of his selfishness towards his teamates during a SB lingered.
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    Taking your own picture with a cell phone and a mirror...a little too Weiner-like to be considered an every day occurrence don't you think? Creepy.
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    Typical teenage girl behavior.
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    Imagine if he had made that hail mary catch at the end of the game? Talk about conflicted feelings. In a way I am glad it never happened.
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    Ask the Ravens how much sticking by Ray Lewis has hurt their brand.

    Yeah, there's a short-term black eye, but it'll go away with time.
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    Indeed. Now only if I could figure out how to do it.
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