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Friday, April 17, 2015


Earlier this week Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of the murder of Odin Lloyd.  The former tight end for the New England Patriot's will now spend the rest of his life in prison.  Hernandez, ironically will do his time at a prison less than four miles from Gillette Stadium, where the team plays it's home games.

Hernandez is a very talented young man who just didn't know how to stay out of trouble.  He had the reputation as the guy you don't "mess" with when he was younger.  You didn't mess with him because he would "get you".  That reputation followed him to the University of Florida, the NFL and now it will follow him to prison.

He made a few bad choices in his life and never chose to learn from his mistakes.  Sports helps a lot of young men change their lives but for Hernandez that wasn't the case.  He is the perfect example of the old saying, "you can take the homeboy out the hood, but you can't take the hood out the homeboy." 

As a former high school football coach I know at some point in Hernandez's life somebody tried to help guide him in the right direction.  This is especially true considering all the talent and size Hernandez had.  The sad Truth is Hernandez would rather be known as a gangster than one of the best tight ends in the NFL.

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