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Aaron Hernandez arrested -- Patriots Release Hernandez (1 Viewer)

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Figured this deserved its own thread for those wondering what to do in your leagues with him as some probably got tired of the nonsense in the other 35 page thread. Merge if you'd like, obviously.

Hernandez taken away in handcuffs.

 
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wow...this will stop a lot of speculation as to what will happen to him while on trial, what the Pats will do, etc.. Good for the Pats to take the hard stand and do what's right. Crazy story and looks like the end of what could have been a great career.

 
You have to think the Patriots were able to gather some info from the NFL/authorities before they released this guy. I can't imagine releasing this guy to see him play for another team this year. Just speculation on my part, but if the Pats know something, Hernandez isn't seeing the field this year.

 
You have to think the Patriots were able to gather some info from the NFL/authorities before they released this guy. I can't imagine releasing this guy to see him play for another team this year. Just speculation on my part, but if the Pats know something, Hernandez isn't seeing the field this year.
They don't really need to know any more than we do. This removes any distractions and keeps the media circus out of training camp.

 
You have to think the Patriots were able to gather some info from the NFL/authorities before they released this guy. I can't imagine releasing this guy to see him play for another team this year. Just speculation on my part, but if the Pats know something, Hernandez isn't seeing the field this year.
I'm sure they had their feelings about the guy since they've lived with him the past couple years. They knew his issues going into the draft and apparently he still hangs with that same crowd...then with a shooting in Feb and this arrest they probably feel that enough is enough...turn the page and move on.

 
I wonder if there's any verbiage in his contract which would allow them to recoup the signing bonus in this sort of situation.

 
Just speculation on my part, but if the Pats know something, Hernandez isn't seeing the field this year.
I would think a greater indication of his status this season is the fact that the police know something...not the Pats. They're not making a high profile arrest in a homicide case without getting their ducks in a row. Whatever they have on him, its going to be enough to keep him plenty busy for the foreseeable future and untouchable from an NFL standpoint.

 
Just speculation on my part, but if the Pats know something, Hernandez isn't seeing the field this year.
I would think a greater indication of his status this season is the fact that the police know something...not the Pats. They're not making a high profile arrest in a homicide case without getting their ducks in a row. Whatever they have on him, its going to be enough to keep him plenty busy for the foreseeable future and untouchable from an NFL standpoint.
Haven't been following too closely, but couldn't they have simply arrested him on the obstruction of justice charge for destroying his phone and security system?

 
I wonder if all the Hernandez backers (Pat's backers) will still defend him now that he's released? Or will they come to their senses and realize the dude is a murderer?

 
And all this time I thought he'd gotten arrested for screwing my fantasy team Week 16 in the Super Bowl

 
I wonder if there's any verbiage in his contract which would allow them to recoup the signing bonus in this sort of situation.
This is what I don't understand about the Patriots releasing him today. I'm certain their legal team is much smarter and more informed than I am but I would've thought they would've waited for more than just an arrest to invoke the personal conduct exemption.

 
I wonder if there's any verbiage in his contract which would allow them to recoup the signing bonus in this sort of situation.
This is what I don't understand about the Patriots releasing him today. I'm certain their legal team is much smarter and more informed than I am but I would've thought they would've waited for more than just an arrest to invoke the personal conduct exemption.
Might just be trying to time it to maximize the PR bump, if they wait until the process plays out it would look like they are only concerned with winning.

 
I wonder if there's any verbiage in his contract which would allow them to recoup the signing bonus in this sort of situation.
This is what I don't understand about the Patriots releasing him today. I'm certain their legal team is much smarter and more informed than I am but I would've thought they would've waited for more than just an arrest to invoke the personal conduct exemption.
The Patriots know him better than any of us and they aren't willing to stand by him at all.

 
On a side note..... the end of the Patriot dynasty is here.
I'm not sure that losing a player that had 483 receiving yards and 5 TD last season spells the end of the Patriots moving forward.

As other's have mentioned, they haven't won a SB in 9 years, so one could argue they weren't a dynasty in the first place.

 
I wonder if there's any verbiage in his contract which would allow them to recoup the signing bonus in this sort of situation.
per rotoworld FWIW

They're willing to eat a ton of money in bonuses and guaranteed base salaries, and will be facing roughly $10 million in dead money against the salary cap over the next two seasons.
 
On a side note..... the end of the Patriot dynasty is here.
I'm not sure that losing a player that had 483 receiving yards and 5 TD last season spells the end of the Patriots moving forward.

As other's have mentioned, they haven't won a SB in 9 years, so one could argue they weren't a dynasty in the first place.
No dynasty, but they've been a very good team for a long time. Still are.

 
I wonder if there's any verbiage in his contract which would allow them to recoup the signing bonus in this sort of situation.
This is what I don't understand about the Patriots releasing him today. I'm certain their legal team is much smarter and more informed than I am but I would've thought they would've waited for more than just an arrest to invoke the personal conduct exemption.
The Patriots know him better than any of us and they aren't willing to stand by him at all.
Most of us wouldn't stand by our own brother if ditching him meant we got to keep $10-$12 Million.

 
I wonder if there's any verbiage in his contract which would allow them to recoup the signing bonus in this sort of situation.
This is what I don't understand about the Patriots releasing him today. I'm certain their legal team is much smarter and more informed than I am but I would've thought they would've waited for more than just an arrest to invoke the personal conduct exemption.
The Patriots know him better than any of us and they aren't willing to stand by him at all.
Most of us wouldn't stand by our own brother if ditching him meant we got to keep $10-$12 Million.
Pats will take at least a $7.5 million cap charge for Hernandez in 2014

For 2013, the Patriots will carry a $2.5 million charge for the portion of his $12.5 million signing bonus, paid last year. Hernandez’s base salary of $1.323 million is fully guaranteed, and so the cap number will remain $4.073 million unless and until the Patriots can finagle a way to avoid paying him. (Chances are they’ll try.)


Because the move comes after June 1, the balance of the cap charge will apply to 2014. That’s $7.5 million in signing bonus money, and possibly another $1.137 million in guaranteed salary. That’s $8.637 million that the Patriots will carry for Hernandez next year.
 

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