New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested and taken into custody Wednesday morning for his alleged role in the murder of 27-year-old semi-professional football play Odin Lloyd. The official charges against Hernandez won’t be released until the tight end’s arraignment Wednesday in Attleboro District Court. Less than two hours after receiving the news of his arrest, the New England Patriots released Aaron Hernandez.
This scenario unfolds before our eyes just ten months after the Patriots and Hernandez came to terms on a five-year, $40 million contract extension that included $16 million in guaranteed money, $9.25 million of which has already been paid out by New England.
It’s become trendy in recent years to criticize Bill Belichick and “The Patriot Way” because the team’s methodology, which had previously been impervious to criticism thanks to three Super Bowl wins, has suffered several cracks in its fa