NFL  > General NFL  > Irony defined: Tebow and Hernandez played together for 3 years as Gators.
June 26, 2013, 06:59 PM
Thought this little nugget deserved it's own thread.

Needless to say they have different outlooks on their futures.
June 26, 2013  08:15 PM ET

One has a future, the other..not so much!

June 27, 2013  06:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

One has a future

Yeah but, which one?

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June 27, 2013  11:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Yeah but, which one?

The one with the better chance is the one that will be able to breathe fresh air every day of his life. That does not seem to apply to Hernandez.

June 27, 2013  11:46 AM ET

Curious that we have not heard a peep from the NFLPA, but then again, they've heard about the same evidence as we have and probably more. Their silence is deafening!

June 27, 2013  11:57 AM ET
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Curious that we have not heard a peep from the NFLPA, but then again, they've heard about the same evidence as we have and probably more. Their silence is deafening!

Good point.

My guess would be any team can drop a player for whatever reason they choose.

Now the real question is how much $$$ they will pay out to him.

June 27, 2013  12:16 PM ET
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Good point.My guess would be any team can drop a player for whatever reason they choose.Now the real question is how much $$$ they will pay out to him.

Doesn't violating the personal conduct policy that is standard in all contracts terminate the contract? The Pats will suffer because of the salary cap hit though. What else I wonder is when a player gets a signing bonus and something like this happens does the team have the right to recoup any of that money?

June 27, 2013  01:04 PM ET
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Doesn't violating the personal conduct policy that is standard in all contracts terminate the contract? The Pats will suffer because of the salary cap hit though. What else I wonder is when a player gets a signing bonus and something like this happens does the team have the right to recoup any of that money?

Good question, doubtful they can recoup anything.

Just saw CNN has Breaking News that he is being investigated now for a double murder that happened in 2012.

This guy is starting to look like the poster boy for thugs, if true.

June 27, 2013  01:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Good question, doubtful they can recoup anything.

Found this info in the boston globe:

Hernandez's cap hit increases to $5.092 million in 2013 and $7.5 million in 2014. They already gave him $6 million up front and $3.25 million in 2013 as part of his $12.5 million signing bonus, and they will try to recoup some of that money and to void the rest of his contract including the final installment of $3.25 million due to Hernandez next year. Some seem to think the Patriots will not be able to void out the contract, but the 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement (Article 4, Section 9), which says that a "forfeitable breach" has taken place when a player "is unavailable to the team due to conduct by him that results in his incarceration." There will likely be a lot of debate between the Patriots, the NFL and the NFLPA as to what exactly that means, and what it means for the Patriots ability to recoup some of the money they paid Hernandez and avoid paying him some of the money they owe him.

June 27, 2013  02:34 PM ET
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Found this info in the boston globe . . .

Interesting. He'll need that dough to pay for the top notch legal team he hired. The Pats probably figured it is what it is and immediate cutting the tie with that guy was the right thing to do regardless of the size of the financial hit they take. Hard to argue with that thinking given the info that was coming out. It wasn't one of those "let the legal system take its course and re-evaluate after it plays out" situations.

June 27, 2013  02:48 PM ET
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Interesting. He'll need that dough to pay for the top notch legal team he hired. The Pats probably figured it is what it is and immediate cutting the tie with that guy was the right thing to do regardless of the size of the financial hit they take. Hard to argue with that thinking given the info that was coming out. It wasn't one of those "let the legal system take its course and re-evaluate after it plays out" situations.

They are now saying last summer he pulled up to another car at 2:AM and shot and killed both people in the car.

If true this guy is right where he belongs.

June 27, 2013  02:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Interesting. He'll need that dough to pay for the top notch legal team he hired. The Pats probably figured it is what it is and immediate cutting the tie with that guy was the right thing to do regardless of the size of the financial hit they take. Hard to argue with that thinking given the info that was coming out. It wasn't one of those "let the legal system take its course and re-evaluate after it plays out" situations.

I wonder how anyone can dispute the fact that Hernandez's situation is not a forfeitable breach based on the quoted text. His conduct obviously led to his incarceration. It will be interesting to see if the NFLPA decides to counter it if the Pats do seek to get out of paying any more on the contract.

June 27, 2013  05:44 PM ET
QUOTE:

Thought this little nugget deserved it's own thread. Needless to say they have different outlooks on their futures.

Hiya Hammered...whatchoo think about our weather forecast for this weekend??

I don't know about you but I'm not going anywhere that requires me drive or be outdoors after about 9 AM! LOL!

Hiya Heat!

June 27, 2013  06:21 PM ET
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Hiya Hammered...whatchoo think about our weather forecast for this weekend??I don't know about you but I'm not going anywhere that requires me drive or be outdoors after about 9 AM! LOL!Hiya Heat!

Hi Sweets:

NOT looking forward to it. Park your car out of the sun or forget using it.

What are they saying 116?

June 27, 2013  06:23 PM ET
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Hi Sweets:NOT looking forward to it. Park your car out of the sun or forget using it. What are they saying 116?

I went out to the dam once as a kid and it was 126, could get close to that tomorrow.

June 27, 2013  07:15 PM ET
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I went out to the dam once as a kid and it was 126, could get close to that tomorrow.

126? Yikes. It's gonna be a cool 113 in Fresno next Tuesday.

June 27, 2013  07:37 PM ET
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126? Yikes. It's gonna be a cool 113 in Fresno next Tuesday.

103 in Dallas tomorrow. cool front is coming thru!! HA!

June 28, 2013  12:19 PM ET
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Hi Sweets:NOT looking forward to it. Park your car out of the sun or forget using it. What are they saying 116?

115 today (Friday) and then 117 or better for the next 3 days.

:( No covered parking at work and since our offices moved last week, I am now 10 miles FARTHER from work than I used to be.

*sigh*

June 28, 2013  12:41 PM ET
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115 today (Friday) and then 117 or better for the next 3 days.:( No covered parking at work and since our offices moved last week, I am now 10 miles FARTHER from work than I used to be.*sigh*

ooohhh...smokin'!!! ;)

 
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