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PFT: Should NFL strip draft picks to punish crimes?

The Aaron Hernandez saga has placed renewed focus on the decisions of teams to take chances on players with checkered pasts that could make for troubling futures.  Already, there’s talk of barring academically ineligible players from the Scouting Combine. But if the Hernandez situation results in th Full story

PFT: ACLU uses Hernandez to argue vs. solitary

Aaron Hernandez has been jailed without bail pending trial on murder and weapons charges.  He has enjoyed limited public support, due in large part to the strong circumstantial evidence that prosecutors have compiled in only three weeks since the killing of Odin Lloyd and the never ending stream of Full story

PFT: Meyer: Wrong to blame me for Hernandez

Five days ago, former Florida coach Urban Meyer previously had nothing to say about former Gators tight end Aaron Hernandez.  Now, with mounting criticism of his program in Gainesville as more negative information about Hernandez emerges, Meyer has broken his silence. “Prayers and thoughts are with Full story

PFT: Gators' arrests were rampant under Meyer

Yes, it would have been better if Urban Meyer had left the can of worms closed. Now that Meyer has defended himself and the University of Florida football program in connection with the background and history of Aaron Hernandez, Meyer has invited increased scrutiny of the players he recruited.  As p Full story

PFT: Some 1,200 fans exchange Hernandez jerseys

The Patriots are offering to give fans new jerseys in exchange for their old Aaron Hernandez jerseys, and many are taking New England up on the proposition. Close to 1,200 Hernandez jerseys had been traded in for other New England jerseys as of late Saturday afternoon, the Patriots said. Not surpris Full story

PFT: Patriots players in lock-step on Hernandez

The Patriots have figured out a way for their players to “move on” from the Aaron Hernandez conversation. They’ve told them not to talk about it. Players said after practice they’ve been instructed to steer clear of the whole former-teammate-involved-in-murder-case conversation. Two of Hernandez’s c Full story

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  Footage shows Hernandez with gun on day of murder

New surveillance video shows former New England Patriots football star Aaron Hernandez holding a handgun in his home on the day his friend Odin Lloyd was killed.

  Aaron Hernandez back in court as Belichick speaks out

The former New England Patriots star stood quietly throughout his 45-minute court appearance Wednesday, as his former coach Bill Belichick spoke for the first time, saying “it’s time for the New England Patriots to move on.” NBC’s Ron Mott reports.

  Aaron Hernandez to appear in court Wednesday

On Wednesday, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will go before a judge for a probable cause hearing in the death of semipro player Odin Lloyd.

  Aaron Hernandez warrant: Argument preceded shooting

In a warrant filed in the Aaron Hernandez case, investigators say Hernandez’s alleged accomplice told them victim Odin Lloyd argued minutes before the shooting but “made up by shaking hands.” NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports.

  Fans trade in Hernandez jerseys

The New England Patriots ProShop offered a free jersey exchange for anyone who bought an Aaron Hernandez jersey. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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American footbal player Aaron Hernandez in court
American footbal player Aaron Hernandez in court

epa03800134 Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez appears in Attleboro District Court during a probable cause hearing related to the murder charges he is facing in the death of a friend, in Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA 24 July, 2013. The body of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, an acquaintan

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is brought into court for a preliminary hearing on murder charges in Attleboro
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is brought into court for a preliminary hearing on murder charges in Attleboro

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is brought into court for a preliminary hearing on murder charges in Attleboro, Massachusetts July 24, 2013. A probable cause hearing for Hernandez was postponed today at Attleboro District Court. REUTERS/Martin Gavin/The Sun Chronicle (UNITE

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick leaves a news conference after addressing the media regarding the criminal charges against Aaron Hernandez in Foxboro
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick leaves a news conference after addressing the media regarding the criminal charges against Aaron Hernandez in Foxboro

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick leaves a news conference after addressing the media regarding the criminal charges against Aaron Hernandez in Foxboro, Massachusetts, July 24, 2013. Hernandez was charged on June 26, 2013 in a Massachusetts court with one count of murder and five weapon

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick arrives to address the media regarding the criminal charges against Aaron Hernandez in Foxboro
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick arrives to address the media regarding the criminal charges against Aaron Hernandez in Foxboro

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick arrives to address the media regarding the criminal charges against Aaron Hernandez in Foxboro, Massachusetts, July 24, 2013. Hernandez was charged on June 26, 2013 in a Massachusetts court with one count of murder and five weapons violations in the sho