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NFL teams may investigate prospects tattoos

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11:19 AM ET 07.23 | Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been in the news since being involved in the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, but his tattoos have also taken some heat because of signs and symbols that may have tipped off gang affiliation. With NFL teams using this situation as a learning lesson, there is a growing possibility that they could use police experts to inspect the tattoos of prospects for gang ties. That may sound a little too far and a lot like profiling, but the NFL is trying to clean up their image and this just may be one of the first steps.

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July 23, 2013  09:59 PM ET

This one is for you HA.

July 23, 2013  10:09 PM ET

Oh that will tell the 'bad boys' apart

July 23, 2013  10:58 PM ET

The only thing that will accomplish will be a resurgence of the "I (heart) Mom" sailing ships, Globe and Anchor, and half naked (or fully naked) hula girl tattoos only they'll have new meanings.

July 23, 2013  11:27 PM ET

I think Hernandez was nothing more than a gangsta wannabe.

July 23, 2013  11:36 PM ET
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I think Hernandez was nothing more than a gangsta wannabe.

I bet now he 'wished he wasn't'

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July 24, 2013  12:12 AM ET
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I have no issue with profiling in any way shape or form. If the bad guys doing stuff are all middle age white guys, then I'll submit myself to whatever is necessary to weed the likes of me.....out! The rest of the world can **** up too!!!!

wow, that's sukituptoo! Jeez!!!!!! Sorry for my transgression, hide the kids!

July 24, 2013  12:15 AM ET
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I think Hernandez was nothing more than a gangsta wannabe.

I agree. And when he finally had money he was able to really impress his thug friends. I figure this was part of why he didn't hang out with the team.

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July 24, 2013  12:17 AM ET

They already do this in prison, and based on all of the off-season arrests year after year, I don't see a problem with the NFL operating like one.

July 24, 2013  12:22 AM ET
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I wonder how BGD would respond to this....

Angrily, with poor grammar and even poorer logic.

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July 24, 2013  07:01 AM ET

How would it be profiling? The evidence is staring you in the face.

July 24, 2013  02:02 PM ET

I can see the interview now....so for our next question can you strip naked so our tattoo expert can tell us if it is likely that you are going to commit a felony?

 
July 27, 2013  12:31 PM ET

seriously?! how dumb can ya get .. if you have something going good for you why the f would you do something that stupid .. your only looking for trouble .. why didnt anyone notice them beforehand..

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