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Friday, April 14, 2017


Todd Heap was one the greatest football and basketball players to come out of Mesa's Mountain View High School.  He went on to be a star tight end for the Arizona State Football team and spent 12 years in the NFL before retiring due to injury.

Friday afternoon Heap's life changed forever.  According to reports he was moving his truck when he accidentally hit and killed his 3 year old daughter.  Not much more is known yet at this point.

My heart truly goes out to Todd and his family.  I played high school when he did and followed hos career all the way to retirement.  Although I didn't know him personally, through mutual friends I know he is a great guy and I know he can get through this.


A short time ago Aaron Hernandez was found not guilty of 2 counts of murder.  You may remember Hernandez from his days as a tight end for the New England Patriots. 

The charges stem from an alleged drive-by shooting that left two people dead back in 2012.  The murders occurred in Boston.  A jury of his peers found him not guilty of the murders, but Hernandez will remain in prison.

Hernandez was given a life sentence without the possibility of parole for another murder, this one in 2013.  Hernandez is just 27 years old and has a very ling road ahead of him, but he does have the support of his fiance, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, who was in the court room when the verdict came down.