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Patriots void money owed to Aaron Hernandez

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04:19 PM ET 06.29 | The New England Patriots have voided the remaining guaranteed money owed to former tight end Aaron Hernandez, according to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe. With the guaranteed money voided, Hernandez's cap hit will be $2.55 million in 2013 and $7.5 million in 2014. He is still due a $3.25 million signing bonus, though the Patriots are expected to challenge that payment as well. The Patriots released the tight end just hours after his arrest. When asked the reason the team nullified a guaranteed portion of the contract, a Patriots executive told Volin that the contract "was guaranteed for skill and injury. It wasn't guaranteed for personal conduct that cast the club in a negative light."

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June 29, 2013  04:34 PM ET

So he'll eventually get about $3.5 million, after he signs over 40% of it to the lawyer.

I read somewhere that the state of Mass can actually go after his cash to pay for his incarceration should he be found guilty. Anybody ever seen that done before?

June 29, 2013  04:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I read somewhere that the state of Mass can actually go after his cash to pay for his incarceration should he be found guilty. Anybody ever seen that done before?

Have not but it's getting to the point the NFL's going to have to do something regarding these contracts with (possible) felons. This one is creative though. We'll see.

June 29, 2013  05:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Have not but it's getting to the point the NFL's going to have to do something regarding these contracts with (possible) felons. This one is creative though. We'll see.

A Felonidy Clause?

June 29, 2013  05:18 PM ET

Ok.. so... what do they need for their OL/DL now that have have the $$ available?

June 29, 2013  05:20 PM ET

I guess extending him before they ever had to was not such a good idea. But nobody could have seen this coming. Nobody.

June 29, 2013  05:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Ok.. so... what do they need for their OL/DL now that have have the $$ available?

All that is left is guys nobody else wants. Better chances at last cuts to pick up decent players. But the competition for them is stronger then too. Everybody needs something.

June 29, 2013  05:23 PM ET

I think everybody needs to slow down just a little. The Banger hasn't even been convicted of anything yet. May be a foregone conclusion but you can't jump the steps.

June 29, 2013  05:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

So he'll eventually get about $3.5 million, after he signs over 40% of it to the lawyer.I read somewhere that the state of Mass can actually go after his cash to pay for his incarceration should he be found guilty. Anybody ever seen that done before?

I'm loving Mass more and more...

June 29, 2013  08:07 PM ET

Nobody would have thought 3 possible murders and shooting another guy in the face but he did go 4th round for a reason.

June 29, 2013  08:42 PM ET

"Hernandez's price for a prison hit will be four cartons of smokes in 2013 and six cartons in 2014."

Fixed.

June 29, 2013  11:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Nobody would have thought 3 possible murders and shooting another guy in the face but he did go 4th round for a reason.

Patriots management ignored all the red flags.

June 29, 2013  11:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Patriots management ignored all the red flags.

Who would have thought he was going to graduate from marijuana user to serial murderer?

June 29, 2013  11:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Patriots management ignored all the red flags.

Yeah, but everyone, and I mean everyone, has skeletons lying around (no pun intended). He smoked pot. So did Harvin. Both played at Fla. Same red flags?

June 29, 2013  11:55 PM ET
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Yeah, but everyone, and I mean everyone, has skeletons lying around (no pun intended). He smoked pot. So did Harvin. Both played at Fla. Same red flags?

Smoking pot and murder are two completely different things...

June 30, 2013  12:08 AM ET
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Smoking pot and murder are two completely different things...

Yeah, murder ups the ante, but my point was both coming out of college. Both had red flags for liking weed. One turned into a headache-prone diva, the other sitting in a cell. Both are premier talents at their position. Would you equate a red flag for pot with a murder suspect?

June 30, 2013  12:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Smoking pot and murder are two completely different things...

Yeah, murder charges up the ante, but my point was red flags coming out of college. All anyone knew about both is they both liked the green leafy stuff.

June 30, 2013  01:21 AM ET

Damn lag

June 30, 2013  06:31 AM ET

The Patriots dropped the ball on this one.

June 30, 2013  07:21 AM ET

The state of Massachusetts cannot seize his income to offset the cost of being jailed. The only instance where they could do that is if the money was earned while creating the crime in which he is being jailed for (like drug trafficking). Aaron Hernandez was in a legal domestic partnership with his chic, whom he has a infant baby girl with. All of his assets will belong to her by default, however they will be subject to civil suits by his victims. Truly a sad set of events. He should have consulted with Ray Lewis on how t kill someone and get away with it...

 
June 30, 2013  09:28 AM ET
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I guess extending him before they ever had to was not such a good idea. But nobody could have seen this coming. Nobody.

I'm sorry...but I think there were a LOT of teams that saw this coming.

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