Talk about a bad day if your name is Aaron Hernandez. First he was arrested, and then he was released by the Patriots. I think that this was something that was going to happen eventually, because the Patriots are a no nonsense franchise that doesn’t tolerate stuff like this. Hernandez has been involved in a murder investigation for quite some time now, and now he has to pay the consequences.
We don’t know the charges against Hernandez just yet, but I am willing to bet that he is going to face a lot of legal punishment. Throughout this investigation there have been reports of him being uncooperative, as well as reports linking him directly to the murder. There are some football teams that would say “lets stick it out with this guy”, but the Patriots are not one of the those teams. I have become even more proud to be a Patriots fan today, because of how they responded to Hernandez being involved in a murder. They don’t want to mess around with stuff like this and they understand that this player messed up, and deserves whatever he gets.
This is the statement that the Patriots released on this situation.
“A young man was murdered last week and we extend our sympathies to the family and friends who mourn his loss. Words cannot express the disappointment we feel knowing that one of our players was arrested as a result of this investigation. We realize that law enforcement investigations into this matter are ongoing. We support their efforts and respect the process. At this time, we believe this transaction is simply the right thing to do.”
The Patriots announced his release via twitter at around 10:30 a.m. eastern time.