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03:57 PM ET 06.21 | Aaron Hernandez is quickly watching his life crumble in turmoil. He's involved in a homicide investigation which has cast serious doubt on not only his future in the NFL but his future as a free man. On Friday morning it was erroneously reported that an arrest warrant had been issued for Hernandez and while that turned out to be a premature report, the New England Patriots aren't looking for more reasons to bar Hernandez from practice. According to the Boston Herald, Hernandez was not allowed to practice with Patriots when he showed up to Gillette Stadium on Thursday and while he was allowed to enter the building, he was promptly told to leave. The Patriots though have never been a franchise that has attracted this kind of attention and it's clear they want nothing to do with it. Bear in mind that the Patriots barring Hernandez from practice is not the team assuming guilt. Rather, a player involved in a murder investigation is not something they want to be attached to and they're within their rights to not allow him to be around the team if they don't want him to be.

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Aaron Hernandez, AP Photo/Charles Krupa Aaron Hernandez, AP Photo/Charles Krupa
June 21, 2013  04:42 PM ET

Cold-blooded killer

June 21, 2013  04:45 PM ET

Simple enough. They don't want him potentially leaving evidence there in case he does have something to do with an alleged murder. I mean, he could leave evidence at a golf course instead, and OJ can find it since he's still looking for Nicole's and Ron's murderer (when OJ gets out in a few years, that is).

June 21, 2013  04:50 PM ET

They also kicked him out because he's not in their future plans as of now.

June 21, 2013  05:00 PM ET

Only way he comes back is after the murder investigation finds no evidence with which to indite him.
If indited he's history, and they'll probably sue to get his guaranteed money back!

June 21, 2013  05:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Only way he comes back is after the murder investigation finds no evidence with which to indite him.If indited he's history, and they'll probably sue to get his guaranteed money back!

I believe there's a clause in the CBA where the cap hit is forgiven, too (no pun intended).

June 21, 2013  05:13 PM ET

...which has cast serious doubt on not only his future in the NFL ...

Aaron, allow me to clear that up for you. Your future in the NFL is finished. Have fun being a boy toy in the big house.

June 21, 2013  05:16 PM ET

He has stepped foot on Patriot property for the last time.

June 21, 2013  05:17 PM ET

I say he's done with any kind of sports...except prison sports.

June 21, 2013  05:19 PM ET

Now you see why he was bypassed by other teams because he was a gang banger and still is.

June 21, 2013  05:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Now you see why he was bypassed by other teams because he was a gang banger and still is.

Thug life is for life.

June 21, 2013  07:01 PM ET

Gotta love seeing egg on the face of this organization......

June 21, 2013  07:09 PM ET

The Pats will find a replacement anyway it goes. Tebow and Hernandez must be giving BB a severe headache ,not too mention letting Wes Welker walk.

June 21, 2013  07:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

The Pats will find a replacement anyway it goes. Tebow and Hernandez must be giving BB a severe headache ,not too mention letting Wes Welker walk.

Peytons new go-to man.

June 21, 2013  08:22 PM ET

If I were dumb enough to be in his position (and I just don't see that) I would find a sleezebag lawyer and sue the crap out of the Pats for every penny due on my contract. As well as punitive damages for unfair workplace practices. Remember innocent until proven guilty. If I got off I'd sue the NFL as well. Can't see how he could lose, unless of course he killed the dude.

June 21, 2013  09:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

If I were dumb enough to be in his position (and I just don't see that) I would find a sleezebag lawyer and sue the crap out of the Pats for every penny due on my contract. As well as punitive damages for unfair workplace practices. Remember innocent until proven guilty. If I got off I'd sue the NFL as well. Can't see how he could lose, unless of course he killed the dude.

He has an attorney. Last name? Fee. Anyone else snickering a lot reading things in the media like "According to his attorney, Fee..."?

June 21, 2013  09:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

He has an attorney. Last name? Fee. Anyone else snickering a lot reading things in the media like "According to his attorney, Fee..."?

Michael Fee!!! You can't make that stuff up!!!

June 21, 2013  09:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

He has an attorney. Last name? Fee. Anyone else snickering a lot reading things in the media like "According to his attorney, Fee..."?

Agree, but if the CBA allows it, he's getting a head start on what would happen to him in prison.

June 21, 2013  09:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

If I were dumb enough to be in his position (and I just don't see that) I would find a sleezebag lawyer and sue the crap out of the Pats for every penny due on my contract. As well as punitive damages for unfair workplace practices. Remember innocent until proven guilty. If I got off I'd sue the NFL as well. Can't see how he could lose, unless of course he killed the dude.

Agree, but if the CBA allows it, he's getting a head start on what would happen to him in prison. (Message was suppose to reply to this first, dang bourbon)

June 21, 2013  09:42 PM ET

In the new CBA he will forfeit his unearned signing bonus. It means as of this point in time he owes the team money if incarcerated.

Call it the Buress clause. The Giants tried to void Plax's bonus when he went to jail. Now it's in all contracts.

 
June 21, 2013  10:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I believe there's a clause in the CBA where the cap hit is forgiven, too (no pun intended).

;-)

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