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Early warning in Hernandez's draft profile

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07:17 AM ET 07.04 | Patriots fans may be wondering whether there were signs of what the franchise knew about Aaron Hernandez at the time he was drafted. Shortly before the 2010 NFL Draft, a scouting service that prepares confidential psychological profiles of players for NFL teams found that Aaron Hernandez enjoyed "living on the edge of acceptable behavior" and cautioned that he could become "a problem" for his team. On one personality test, Hernandez, who was arrested last week on murder and weapons charges, received the lowest possible score, 1 out of 10, in the category of "social maturity." The evaluation, which was done before the New England Patriots selected Hernandez in the fourth round of the 2010 draft, was produced by a North Carolina scouting service.

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July 4, 2013  08:16 AM ET

Too Late Now!!!!

July 4, 2013  08:22 AM ET

What's the point of havin these people do assessments and then ignorin the results. Not too bright a move.

July 4, 2013  08:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

What's the point of havin these people do assessments and then ignorin the results. Not too bright a move.

Assessments only factor in when you may get drafted; not if. No talented, draft eligible player was ever NOT drafted. Ever! Rest assured that kids with scores lower than him are on NFL rosters waiting for July camp to start.


Nobody can see something like this coming.

July 4, 2013  08:41 AM ET

There's a risk/reward with every choice made in the draft. Nobody gets it right every time

July 4, 2013  08:43 AM ET

Where is the story about Ahmad Brooks, star LB for the same 49ers who coach smiley said do it the "right" way. He cracks a team mate outside a bar three times in the head with a beer bottle? He is lucky he is not up for a homicide crime.

Team mate wants to keep his job, does not press charges and that is that.

Note: "Buoyed by the taped eyewitness statement -- and by Brooks' prior record -- prosecutors who routinely handle battery and assault cases submitted an application Thursday to Judge Sharon Chatman seeking an arrest warrant on a felony assault with great bodily injury charge. It carries a maximum sentence of four years behind bars."


What do you suppose his pre draft "profile" looked like? "prior record?"

Every team drafts guys with a "history." There is a reason it is all confidential.

July 4, 2013  08:54 AM ET

Every team in the league has someone like this on their roster. Some have more than others.

I guess now we're going to get fifty articles between now and the beginning of the trial about how the Patriots should have seen this coming.

July 4, 2013  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Every team in the league has someone like this on their roster. Some have more than others. I guess now we're going to get fifty articles between now and the beginning of the trial about how the Patriots should have seen this coming.

How about a few articles about the guys who did turn their lives around by playing in the NFL? No, I suppose that wouldn't be racy enough to get the readers interest

July 4, 2013  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

How about a few articles about the guys who did turn their lives around by playing in the NFL? No, I suppose that wouldn't be racy enough to get the readers interest

True. They are written now and then, but mostly ignored or forgot. But honestly, it is easier to turn your life around with a few million in the bank account.

July 4, 2013  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Where is the story about Ahmad Brooks, star LB for the same 49ers who coach smiley said do it the "right" way. He cracks a team mate outside a bar three times in the head with a beer bottle? He is lucky he is not up for a homicide crime.

Yeah... where IS that story?

All those 49er fans tossing the "Adderall" bomb at Seattle... defend [b]THIS]/b]!

July 4, 2013  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Every team in the league has someone like this on their roster. Some have more than others.

I guess now we're going to get fifty articles between now and the beginning of the trial about how the Patriots should have seen this coming.

Well, there was that one time he wounded Hoodie for talking to the media but that was written off as 'boys will be boys'.

July 4, 2013  09:21 AM ET
July 4, 2013  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

What's the point of havin these people do assessments and then ignorin the results. Not too bright a move.

I don't think the questionnaire includes: "Are you capable of murder?"

July 4, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Every team in the league has someone like this on their roster. Some have more than others. I guess now we're going to get fifty articles between now and the beginning of the trial about how the Patriots should have seen this coming.

I bet a few of them will come from NY-based papers, like the Wall St. Journal.

July 4, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY

Likewise, Canuck. Enjoy your day.

July 4, 2013  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Yeah... where IS that story? All those 49er fans tossing the "Adderall" bomb at Seattle... defend [b]THIS]/b]!

Been around for almost a month now and not story yet. Guess It was not juicy enough.

July 4, 2013  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Been around for almost a month now and not story yet. Guess It was not juicy enough.

Unlike his teammates' head... which I'm sure was a little juicy after impact.

July 4, 2013  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

True. They are written now and then, but mostly ignored or forgot. But honestly, it is easier to turn your life around with a few million in the bank account.

No argument there 50

July 4, 2013  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Unlike his teammates' head... which I'm sure was a little juicy after impact.

Your Rangers signed Manny to a minor league contract. Says he has seen the light and is saved now.

July 4, 2013  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

What's the point of havin these people do assessments and then ignorin the results. Not too bright a move.

It may have been said.... The assessments aren't whether or not to buy the player, just what the price should be.

 
July 4, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Unlike his teammates' head... which I'm sure was a little juicy after impact.

Dammit, OBD, I'm trying to eat my egg mcmuffin.

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