Aaron Hernandez - Wikipedia
When the New England Patriots drafted Aaron Hernandez in , the team . A couple days beforehand, Tom Brady had broken his media. On a gloomy late spring morning in , Aaron Hernandez gave his final football interview. It came at the end of a mini-camp practice on the. When rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez eyed fellow rookie tight end Rob Gronkowski for the first time in the New England Patriots' locker room.
Gronkowski already has excellent blocking skills, so he can be used in a variety of roles, but he's also a smart receiver.
So many times in practice, Gronkowski has been able to position himself off a linebacker to make a perfect catch, and he's done some really good work in the red zone, too.
It's one thing to have his size, but it's another to be smart enough to use it appropriately. Gronkowski had four catches for 38 yards and one touchdown — when he beat a linebacker on a seam route and hauled in a strategically high throw from Brian Hoyer — against the Falcons. It's a fun offense. I'm really enjoying it. Hernandez, with the receiving part of it, has got that down. He can keep improving on that.
If you are going to be a tight end, and you want to be called a tight end, then you better learn how to block. That is what the position is. With [Gronkowski], I think he has a pretty good receiving game, and he has got the blocking pretty good.
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His brother was at college, and the only other person he would really talk to was the one who was taken away. Famous Fans "He played video games with my son, and my daughter wore his jersey to sleep. But whenever he left campus [to hang out at bars and with suspect characters], he'd come back different," John Hevesy, Hernandez's positions coach at Florida, also told Rolling Stone.
I like the 'Boston TE Party. We got a lot of discipline [in our first year]," Hernandez said. They don't discipline us that much now.
We have a little experience.
There used to be a lot of screaming in our ears, but we've matured. And I may be young and wild, but I'm not. I'm engaged now, and I have a baby. It's just going to make me think of life differently, and doing things the right way, because I know another one's looking up to me. I can't just be young and reckless Aaron anymore. I'm going to try to do the right things, become a good father, and be raised like I was raised. The suit was dismissed four days after it was filed, supposedly due to an error in paperwork and then re-filed; Hernandez was not criminally named as a suspect in the shooting.
A week later, sports sites were mulling what Hernandez's connection to an investigation into the death of a man whose body was found near the athlete's home might mean for the Patriots, who had quietly barred him from Gillette Stadium at the time. On June 20, investigators dispatched to search Hernandez's house discovered that his cell phone was broken and there was something wrong with his home surveillance system.
It's really a sad day on so many level. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, with the victim. I express my sympathy with everyone that's been impacted. A young man has lost his life, a family has suffered a tragic loss. Overall I'm proud of the hundreds of players that have come through this program. My job is to play quarterback, and I'm going to do that the best way I know how, because I owe that to my teammates regardless of who is out there on the field with me.
I have moved on. I'm focusing on the great teammates I have who are committed to helping us win games. The night of the murder, Hernandez and Lloyd texted back and forth for a few hours, with the athlete saying he'd be coming to pick something up from Lloyd and Lloyd's last text coming at He had been shot five times, including in the back.
Meanwhile, by June 30,authorities had arrested the two other guys who had been with Hernandez, picking up Ernest Wallace in Florida and Carlos Ortiz in Connecticut. Wallace was convicted last year of being an accessory to murder after the fact; Ortiz pleaded guilty to the same charge.
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Both had also initially faced a murder charge. He said to me he wanted to be a role model to the Hispanic community. I feel bad someone in our organization could potentially be tied to this. If it's true I'm just shocked. The three of them set out to pick up Lloyd, and during the car ride Ortiz overheard what sounded like the two men squashing a beef over Lloyd "chilling with people" Hernandez had a problem with.2011 Interview - Patriots - Crumpler, Gronkowski, Hernandez
Ortiz said he fell asleep but woke up when the car stopped. He initially told detectives that Hernandez, Wallace and Lloyd had all left the car; he heard gunshots, and then Hernandez and Wallace returned to the car, after which they all went back to Hernandez's house.