Yesterday, Patriot’s owner Robert Kraft chose to finally address the media in regards to the Aaron Hernandez murder case. He went on to say that if the accusations prove to be true, than “the entire Patriot’s organization has been duped.” Not long after Kraft’s comments, EA Sports shot down any possibility of Hernandez one day gracing the cover of Madden by announcing that Aaron Hernandez would be erased from NCAA 14 and Madden 25, both of which are set to release within a few weeks.
These events along with the Hernandez jersey exchange that the Patriots held for their fans on July 6th & 7th, have made it pretty clear that most of the world would like to make number 81 completely disappear. The stories that are popping up of his past along with the fact that he is facing first degree murder charges do in fact disgust me. This kid had all the potential in the world to start over, make better decisions for him and his family, and potentially become one of the top 5 tight ends in the NFL during his career. Unfortunately, Hernandez chose the life of crime, shame, and disgrace instead. Forgetting about his family and what was truly important in his life. Although it’s not official yet, in my opinion, the young man is done and will quickly be forgotten as a wasted talent.