Tag: Aaron Hernandez

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Sports

Meyer: Hernandez murder charge not Florida related

In this Nov. 13, 2010, file photo, then-Florida coach Urban Meyer glances at the scoreboard during his team’s NCAA college football game against South Carolina in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin, File) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said it is “wrong and irresponsible” to connect him or his former Florida staff to the murder charge facing Aaron Hernandez. In texts to The Columbus Dispatch and The Gainesville Sun on Saturday, Meyer said there was no cover-up of drug tests during Hernandez’s time at Florida. Meyer coached Florida from 2005 to 2010.

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Opinion

NFL doesn’t have answers on Hernandez

by Donald McPherson (CNN) — Many were shocked this week when New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and linked to an unsolved double-homicide case from 2012. The tone in the sports community has been muted because this is occurring during the off-season and the impact on the “game” is minimal. There are many unanswered questions about the Hernandez case. What does it tell us about the intersection of sports and the violent and sometimes criminal behavior of athletes off the field?