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Jul 12th, 2013 02:36 AM
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was arrested and accused of drunk driving Thursday in Nebraska while on probation for assaulting a police officer, the second New England player to get in serious legal trouble this summer.

I just traded my Hernandez jersey for a Dennard jersey.....WTF?

You could have killed somebody! -Aaron Hernandez

A noon article is probably gonna pop up ' Tebow tried to take Dennard's keys'

Bill Bellichek at next Patriot press conference, "doesn't anyone have a Tim Tebow question?

Putin is sending the ring back. Even he wants to distance himself from the Pats these days.

"Bill B. has clearly lost control of his Team" - Rex Ryan

"Where did everybody go?" - Tebow and Brady at training camp

I know why he was really arrested. - Jemele Hill

"I'd rather go to prison than play with Tebow" --Patriots motto
Jul 1st, 2013 01:28 AM
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Next season will be Tebow's time.
Jun 30th, 2013 05:57 AM
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Aaron Hernandez is being investigated for the disappearance of Manti Te'os girlfriend

Mark Sanchez tried to return his jersey, but he fumbled the exchange and it was returned for a touchdown.

i tried to exchange a gerald wallace and humphries nets jersey.. they said theres no other jersey with comparable value so they gave me a sticker

Can I exchange my "19-0" sweatshirt?
- Mtombe in Uganda

Robert Kraft - "Mr. Putin, do you want to try on this #81 Hernandez jersey ?"
Putin - "Wow, I can kill somebody with this thing". /walks out.

"I'll take the jerseys. Ain't easy trying to keep 18 kids clothed."
-Antonio Cromartie

Aaron Hernandez, Ray Lewis, and OJ Simpson walk into a bar.............. Nobody walks out

People shouldn't put so much importance in sports memorabilia. -OJ Simpson
Jun 27th, 2013 02:51 AM
Sally Struthers
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Well at least in jail, Aaron Hernandez can continue being a receiving tight end.
Jun 27th, 2013 02:05 AM
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ATTLEBORO, Mass. -- Aaron Hernandez has been charged with murdering his friend after the two had a dispute during a trip to a nightclub.

Hernandez was arrested Wednesday and charged with the first-degree murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a semipro football player whose body was found in an industrial park about a mile from the former New England Patriots tight end's home.

Hernandez, released by the Patriots less than two hours after his arrest, pleaded not guilty and has been ordered to be held without bail. He also faces five gun-related charges, which were revealed Wednesday afternoon in Attleboro District Court.

Lloyd's relatives said he was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancée, that the two men were friends and that the men were out together on the last night of Lloyd's life. Lloyd was shot multiple times in the back and chest, authorities said.

Hernandez, 23, also was charged with one count of carrying a firearm without a license, two counts of possessing a large-capacity firearm and two counts of possessing a firearm without an FID card. (An FID card is a firearms ID card and allows the holder to possess non-large-capacity rifles and shotguns in his or her home. It is not the same as a license to carry.)

Judge Daniel J. O'Shea ordered both prosecutors and Hernandez's defense attorneys to refrain from publicly commenting on the case.

"The reality is that this case is still an ongoing investigation," Bristol County District Attorney C. Samuel Sutter said. "Invariably it is in the best interest of an ongoing investigation for the district attorney's office not to comment."

Hernandez could get life without parole if convicted. He was transported to the Bristol County House of Correction and Jail in North Dartmouth, Mass.

"It is at bottom a circumstantial case. It is not a strong case," said Hernandez's attorney Michael Fee.

Lloyd's family members cried and hugged in the courtroom as prosecutor Bill McCauley outlined the killing. Two relatives were so overcome with emotion that they had to leave the courtroom.

McCauley said the crime stemmed from a night out at a Boston club called Rumor on June 14. He said Hernandez was upset about certain things, including that Lloyd had talked to some people Hernandez "had troubles with."

Two days later, McCauley said, on the night of June 16, Hernandez texted two friends from out of state and asked them to hurry back to Massachusetts.

Surveillance footage from outside Hernandez's home showed him leaving with a gun, and he told someone in the house that he was upset and couldn't trust anyone anymore, the prosecutor said.

The three men picked up Lloyd at his home around 2:30 a.m., according to authorities. As they drove around, they discussed what happened at the nightclub, and Lloyd started getting nervous, McCauley said.

Lloyd texted his sister, "Did you see who I am with?" When she asked who, Lloyd answered, at 3:22 a.m., "NFL," then, a minute later, "Just so you know."

Within a few minutes after that, people working the overnight shift at the industrial park reported hearing gunshots, McCauley said.

Investigators did not specify who fired the shots and did not identify the two other people who were with Hernandez.

In arguing unsuccessfully for bail, Hernandez's attorney said the athlete is unlikely to flee, is a homeowner, and lives with his fiancee and an 8-month-old baby. He also said Hernandez had never been accused of a violent crime.

A man filed a lawsuit last week claiming Hernandez shot him after they argued at a strip club in February in Florida. However, no criminal charges were filed, and the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deemed the case, which did not name Hernandez, inactive because the alleged victim refused to cooperate.

Hernandez was wearing a white V-neck T-shirt with his arms inside the shirt and behind his back as he was led from his sprawling North Attleborough home at approximately 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. He casually spit into some bushes on his way to a police cruiser.

At about 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, the Patriots announced they had released Hernandez and expressed sympathy to Lloyd's family and friends.

"Words cannot express the disappointment we feel knowing that one of our players was arrested as a result of this investigation," the Patriots said in a statement. "We realize that law enforcement investigations into this matter are ongoing. We support their efforts and respect the process. At this time, we believe this transaction is simply the right thing to do."

The NFL also released a statement Wednesday, saying Hernandez's arrest is "deeply troubling."

"The involvement of an NFL player in a case of this nature is deeply troubling," the league's statement said. "The Patriots have released Aaron Hernandez, who will have his day in court. At the same time, we should not forget the young man who was the victim in this case and take this opportunity to extend our deepest sympathy to Odin Lloyd's family and friends."

The Patriots drafted Hernandez, originally from Bristol, Conn., out of the University of Florida in 2010. Last summer, the team signed him to a five-year contract worth $40 million.

Hernandez is one of 28 NFL players arrested since this year's Super Bowl on Feb. 3, according to a database kept by U-T San Diego.

During the 2010 draft, one team said it wouldn't take Hernandez under any circumstances, and he wasn't selected until New England took him in the fourth round.

Afterward, Hernandez said he had failed a drug test in college -- reportedly for marijuana -- and was up front with teams about it.

The Boston Globe also reported Hernandez lost his temper and threatened a teammate during an argument in the team's weight room shortly after he was drafted.

Hernandez became a father Nov. 6 and said he intended to change his ways: "Now, another one is looking up to me. I can't just be young and reckless Aaron no more. I'm going to try to do the right things."

In other news, Brady said he would also catch the ball if it was needed.
Jun 27th, 2013 12:44 AM
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The Bengals need a TE
Jun 26th, 2013 04:55 PM
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New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was taken from his home in handcuffs Wednesday, more than a week after a Boston semi-pro football player was found dead in an industrial park a mile from the player's house. (June 26)

Kevin Manahan, USA TODAY Sports 12:32 p.m. EDT June 26, 2013

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. — The Patriots' Aaron Hernandez has been arrested and taken into custody by police, who are investigating the homicide of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, who was found shot execution-style about a half-mile from Hernandez's home.

Hernandez, wearing red shorts and sneakers, was led out from his home handcuffed, his arms inside a white V-neck white T-shirt and behind his back, and placed in the back seat of a police cruiser. Hernandez has been at the center of a police investigation into Lloyd's death.

The 27-year-old's body was found on June 17 in an industrial park by a nighttime jogger, about a half-mile from Hernandez's home. Police ruled the death a homicide, and Lloyd's family members said Lloyd, who was shot in the head, and Hernandez were friends who had been together the previous day.

Just hours after the arrest, the New England Patriots announced in a statement that the team released Hernandez.

Full article:
Jun 21st, 2013 12:44 PM
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Tebow time to step up

Massachusetts State Police issued an arrest warrant Friday for New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez for obstruction of justice in connection with a homicide investigation, ABC News reported.

The warrant, first reported by WBZ NewsRadio 1030 and citing an anonymous law enforcement source, was issued after police discovered that the security system at Hernandez's home, along with his cellphone, were destroyed, sources told ABC News.

Police were at Hernandez's home again Thursday with another search warrant based on evidence that Hernandez "destroyed his home security system," an investigator close to the case told ABC News.

The investigator and other law enforcement sources confirmed the security system was smashed intentionally. Hernandez's cellphone was handed over to investigators "in pieces" by his attorneys, sources added.

Surveillance video from the North Attleborough, Mass., neighborhood of Hernandez shows him with Odin Lloyd and two other people hours before Lloyd was killed earlier this week, sources confirmed to ABC News late Thursday.

In addition, the Boston Globe reported that video images appear to show Hernandez and Lloyd together on Fayston Street in Boston early Monday morning.

Hernandez, 23, has been at the center of the investigation since the body of Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player, was found shot in the back of the head Monday in an industrial park near Hernandez's home in North Attleborough.

Hernandez has not been ruled out as a suspect in the murder, law enforcement sources told ABC earlier Thursday.

Police also want to know why a team of house cleaners was hired on Monday to scrub Hernandez's mansion, sources told ABC News.

Police say Lloyd was dating the sister of the mother of Hernandez's daughter.

Meanwhile, a lawsuit has been refiled in Florida against Hernandez by a man the tight end allegedly shot in South Florida in February. The lawsuit contends Alexander S. Bradley was shot in the arm but the bullet traveled to his head, causing him to lose his right eye.

Video footage by a WCVB-TV chopper showed Hernandez traveling by car to Gillette Stadium on Thursday morning. He left the stadium shortly after noon, then was swarmed by reporters after he stopped at a gas station.

The Boston Herald reported that Hernandez was told to leave the stadium by staff, who were waiting for him when he showed up for a workout. Patriots spokesperson Stacey James told the newspaper that he had no idea why Hernandez came to the stadium.

"No coaches are here," said James, who declined further comment to the Herald.

Lloyd's body was discovered in a clearing near John Dietsch Boulevard, not far from a vehicle that had been rented by Hernandez. Police have ruled Lloyd's death a homicide.

"It has been widely reported in the media that the state police have searched the home of our client, Aaron Hernandez, as part of an ongoing investigation. Out of respect for that process, neither we nor Aaron will have any comment about the substance of that investigation until it has come to a conclusion," attorney Michael Fee said in a statement.

Police are asking for the public's help in locating a silver mirror cover believed to have been broken off a vehicle and might be visible along a route of travel between Dorchester, where Lloyd was from, and North Attleborough.

The NFL is not commenting on the Hernandez situation at this point, a league official told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. But the NFL is monitoring developments, as it would in any matter of this nature.

Bradley, the man who claims he was shot by Hernandez after the two argued upon leaving a Miami nightclub in February, is represented by New York attorney David Jaroslawicz.

Asked whether he has a police report of the incident, Jaroslawicz declined to provide information. According to USA Today Sports, his client was in the hospital for weeks, and "I'm sure the police were there."

A spokesman for Miami-Dade police told USA Today that he was checking to see whether a report was filed.

A police report from the Palm Beach County Sheriff describes a shooting incident involving a man named Bradley on Feb. 13. The sheriff's office deemed the case inactive because Bradley refused to cooperate. Hernandez was not named in the report.

In another development Thursday, police in Providence, R.I., said Hernandez was taunted in May by a man at a nightclub near the Brown University campus but walked away. The man followed Hernandez for three blocks and a crowd formed, held back by police while Hernandez got into his vehicle and left.
Jun 19th, 2013 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Melange View Post
My husband can't throw the ball, and catch the ball, and dispose of the bodies. - Giselle
Of course he can. He's Tom Brady.

Seriously I don't think anything will happen on that front.
The guy who filed the lawsuit has just noticed he'd been shot 4 months ago?
Jun 19th, 2013 08:06 PM
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"Keep opening your mouth, and I will frame your quarterback too."

- Putin to Kraft

That's why I stick to shooting myself.

- Plaxico Burress

"5 more TEs to go til I get to play!!"

- Tebow

"My back hurts" - Gronk
"Want me to kill you?" - Hernandez

Meanwhile: Andy Reid just murdered another meatball sub

"Tim Tebow's teammate isn't believed to be a murder suspect but a vehicle registered in Tim Tebow's teammate's name emerged as a key piece of evidence. A body was found less than a mile from Tim Tebow's teammate's house in North Attleboro. reports that a source acknowledged a connection between Tim Tebow's teammate and the case."

Belichick has listed Hernandez as doubtful for Week 1

My husband can't throw the ball, and catch the ball, and dispose of the bodies. - Giselle

Gronk SMASH, but Gronk no kill!
Gronk have feelings, too....
Gronk miss teammate *Frown*
Gronk just want have fun
Gronk dance, Gronk no shoot

that wasn't a cleaning service, it was a family reunion
Only if they mowed the lawn.

"I think I would definitely search the kitchen first"
-Andy Reid
Jun 17th, 2013 03:33 PM
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LONDON (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin's opponents often brand him a "thief" at street protests. Now the Kremlin is dismissing an American football team owner's account of how the Russian president ended up with his diamond-encrusted Super Bowl ring when they met eight years ago.

According to the New York Post, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft told the audience at a recent awards ceremony that he had intended only to show Putin the ring, worth more than $25,000, but that Putin had pocketed it.

Putin's spokesman said that Kraft clearly meant the ring - around 70 of which are given to the winning team in the annual American football championship - to be a gift, and suggested Kraft should see a psychoanalyst.

"I was standing right behind the president, and I saw how he was given the ring," spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Sunday in London, where Putin met British Prime Minister David Cameron on the eve of a G8 summit in Northern Ireland.

Kraft met Putin in St Petersburg in 2005, after the Patriots beat the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl that February. In a statement at the time, he reportedly said he had decided to give Putin the ring as a gesture of goodwill.

But according to the Post, Kraft told the audience at an awards ceremony in New York that, after he had shown the ring to Putin and Putin put it on, "I put my hand out and he put it in his pocket, and three KGB guys got around him and walked out".

He said he had wanted the ring back but that the White House, then under President George W. Bush, had told him it would be better for relations with Moscow if he treated it as a gift, the newspaper reported on a society page.

"These words about how someone put pressure on him and so forth - I think this is an issue for a detailed discussion with psychoanalysts," Peskov said. Peskov said Putin was prepared to buy a ring and give it to Kraft, but he said nothing about returning the Super Bowl ring.

"This gentleman is experiencing such agonising pain from the loss that occurred in connection with an act of trust in 2005," Peskov said. "The president will be ready to send him as a gift some other ring, which he can buy with his own money."

Go Vlad! Field a team of Rooskies to play in the NFL, and win the Super Bowl.
Jun 16th, 2013 09:07 PM
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Apparently Bill Belichick decided it was time to bring a circus to Gillette Stadium.
Jun 16th, 2013 05:04 PM
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I eagerly anticipate the day someone puts something in his drink, and I don't mean a sleeping pill.
A modern day Stalin in a "democratic" regime.

Jun 16th, 2013 05:50 AM
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He should have filmed the meeting
Jun 16th, 2013 03:25 AM
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In 2005, New England Patriots owner "gave" his Super Bowl ring to Russian president Vladimir Putin as a gift. Except, the exchange wasn't copacetic. How would you react if Vladimir Putin put on your ring, said "I can kill someone with this ring," before leaving with three goons on his tail? Probably the same way Kraft did, if you're being completely honest. According to existing records, Kraft gave the ring to Putin "as a symbol of the respect and admiration," for Putin and the mother Russia during a June 2005 meeting of prominent business executives at the time. Putin "was clearly taken with [the ring's] uniqueness," Kraft said at the time.

But taken is the most important word in that statement, according to the story Kraft told at the Carnegie Hall’s Medal of Excellence gala, relayed in Saturday's New York Post. He now admits Putin took the ring without his consent: “I took out the ring and showed it to [Putin], and he put it on and he goes, ‘I can kill someone with this ring,’ ” Kraft told the crowd at Carnegie Hall’s Medal of Excellence gala at the Waldorf-Astoria. “I put my hand out and he put it in his pocket, and three KGB guys got around him and walked out.”

The Patriots were coming off their third Super Bowl victory of the that decade, so it's not like Kraft is at a complete loss. He still has two other diamond encrusted rings keeping his hands properly flossed in with triumph. Kraft did try to retrieve the ring, with White House help, but the government had other ideas. "It would really be in the best interest of US-Soviet relations if you meant to give the ring as a present," the White House told Kraft. Sorry, Mr. Kraft, but your Super Bowl ring was not worth irking the country's relationship with Russia. What Putin wants, he gets.

People are now celebrating the fact that Putin has more Super Bowl rings than Tim Tebow, Mark Sanchez and Donovan McNabb combined. (Added by me: And more than Anna Kournikova has WTA singles titles, or Elena Dementieva has grand slam trophies). But, most importantly, this also means Putin has stolen half as many Super Bowl rings from the Patriots as the New York Giants.
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