Some shocking allegations about accused murderer, and former Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez
Aaron Hernandez was using angel dust, had become paranoid to the point of carrying a gun everywhere and was told by New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick to lie low or he’d be cut in the year before being accused of murder, according to a story in an upcoming issue of Rolling Stone.
He escaped scrapes with the law while a star player at Florida and even convinced the Patriots he was worth drafting, but especially after signing his five-year, $40 million contract extension in 2012, Hernandez hung out almost exclusively with a rough crowd.
Friends called the people gangsters, and even Hernandez expressed concern, according to the magazine. In February, according to the report, he flew to the NFL combine in Indianapolis to tell Belichick that his life was in danger. He had been carrying a gun, fearing that the people he had been hanging out with were going to kill him.
He did not reveal that he had been using PCP (angel dust), according to Rolling Stone, nor that he often smoked marijuana after games, which is what friends told the magazine.
According to the report, this past spring Hernandez skipped workouts to rehab an injury in California. But the partying followed him there, he missed rehab sessions and the police were even called to his rental home after a loud dispute.
Belichick then told Hernandez that he had better lie low and that any more problems would result in the tight end being cut. Hernandez rented an apartment in Franklin, Mass., according to the report, creating distance from the North Attleborough mansion where he’d entertained the rough crowd.
Friends told the magazine, however, that drugs and emotional instability based on Hernandez’s loss of his father led to paranoia and Hernandez’s ultimate unraveling.
“Don’t matter what it’s about: Aaron’s out of his mind,” a friend of the family said, according to Rolling Stone. “He’s been twisted on dust now for more than a year, which is when all of this crazy s— started.”
Via Bleacher Report, which wonder why did they even suspend him at all?
The NCAA and Texas A&M released a joint statement regarding Manziel’s half-game suspension (via AggieAthletics.com):
Due to an inadvertent violation regarding the signing of certain autographs, Texas A&M declared Manziel ineligible and submitted the following conditions for reinstatement to the NCAA:
• A one-half game suspension for Manziel
• Manziel will address the team regarding the situation and lessons learned
• Texas A&M will revise its future education concerning student-athlete autographs for individuals with multiple items
Based on the information submitted by the university, the NCAA accepted the conditions as put forward by Texas A&M. If additional information comes to light, the NCAA will review and consider if further action is appropriate. NCAA rules are clear that student-athletes may not accept money for items they sign and based on information provided by Manziel, that did not happen in this case.
So basically, they either had no evidence, or were not willing to lose face by having their top star miss the year, or a significant part of it.