How did jurors reach this conclusion? They heard hours of testimony from dozens of people. But one witnesses' testimony stood out. And, surprisingly, it wasn't from a witness who was even with Aaron Hernandez the night of the murder.
If not for its concessions in closing arguments, it's very probable that Hernandez would have walked free. In that sense, there are probably many people who may want to thank the defense.
Would Aaron Hernandez have been found guilty regardless of his attorney's ignorant mistake? Possibly. But, his attorney sealed the deal and made it easy as pie. Now he will likely spend the rest of his life in jail.
To secure a conviction, it requires proof that Hernandez knowingly participated in the crime with the requisite mental state required of first-degree murder. There's the ruse that may or may not make Hernandez a free man once again.
After not seeing a single carry against the Tennessee Titans, Blount walked off the field before the game was over, seemingly giving up on caring what would happen the rest of the game. But most Patriots fans don't care, as long as he produces on the field.
While we (or I guess I should hope most of us) are not advocates of violence, including domestic violence, no changes to punishment of the league's players or re-defining policies will actually cause us to stop watching. The NFL and Rodger Goodell know that.
As the NFL pre-season is about to commence, one thing is inevitable: the national and local media will be unable to resist the temptation of calling the Jets a circus. There's one problem with this stereotype: It has nothing to do with reality.
This is bigger than DeSean Jackson or the NFL. In a nation where black youth are routinely stopped and frisked because they "fit a profile," what happens to DeSean Jackson matters.
Of course there are the stories that revealed the brutal and often ugly nature of the games and their athletes. These are the stories that can stay in 2013 and hopefully never come back. But let's start with The Good.
Despite sports being an entertainment industry, being a fan is not about maximizing pleasure. In order to earn the right to celebrate victory, you must experience the agony of defeat.
Apologist-sounding answers aside, I think the NFL and big-time college football need to address this image issue sooner than later. Reputations and ticket sales are at stake.
Are we taking "seeing the best in others" too far, or are we driven by self-interest - ignoring the signs for the possibility of a winning team, making money or "keeping the peace" in a family or relationship?
Recently, I've been reading about the trials and tribulations of the very rich and famous, and realized the aspiration to be part of that elite may not be so great as it's cracked up to be.
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Aaron Hernandez not only broke the Patriots' heart and that of their fans, but he betrayed everything they stood for. He went against the family, and if the Patriots have proven anything over the past decade, it's that you never go against the family.
The opening of a first-degree murder case against recently released tight end Aaron Hernandez is likely also the closing of the New England Patriots' window to win another Super Bowl with quarterback Tom Brady under center.