Tag: Don McPherson

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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?