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Meyer may have covered up violent Hernandez incidents

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07:12 AM ET 08.28 | As Aaron Hernandez awaits the next steps of a life behind bars, new details are being uncovered about his life before prison. In the new issue of Rolling Stone, contributing editor Paul Solotaroff delivers a detailed investigation into [Hernandez's] life, tracing his path from affable high school football star to deeply troubled NFL player to murder suspect. Solotaroff conducted interviews with family friends, high school teammates and NFL sources. ... * Hernandez had so infuriated his head coach, Bill Belichick, with missed practices and thug-life stunts, that he was one misstep from being cut. ... * In college his coach (then-University of Florida head coach Urban Meyer) may have helped cover up failed drug tests, along with two violent incidents -- an assault and a drive-by shootout outside a local bar.

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August 28, 2013  07:22 AM ET

A Meyer cover-up? Oh how shocking!!

August 28, 2013  07:35 AM ET
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A Meyer cover-up? Oh how shocking!!

August 28, 2013  07:39 AM ET

The Boston Globe is saying he was heavily into angel dust, and had grown so paranoid he carried a gun with him everywhere.

August 28, 2013  07:45 AM ET
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The Boston Globe is saying he was heavily into angel dust, and had grown so paranoid he carried a gun with him everywhere.

and wasn't afraid to use it obviously.

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August 28, 2013  07:56 AM ET

Stunned, I say.

August 28, 2013  08:02 AM ET

"Hernandez had so infuriated his head coach, Bill Belichick, with missed practices and thug-life stunts, that he was one misstep from being cut. ... "

that could be why they cut him so quickly after his arrest....

August 28, 2013  08:06 AM ET
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...that could be why they cut him so quickly after his arrest....

One hell of a misstep right there...

August 28, 2013  08:10 AM ET
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One hell of a misstep right there...

Morning Otis, yeah; misstep is not quite the word to describe it.

August 28, 2013  08:13 AM ET

Meyer attemtped to protect his young college player as he promised his parents. This isn't unusual. How was he supposed to know what this guy was capable of, or up to? Hernandez is and will be held accountable for his own actions.

August 28, 2013  08:15 AM ET

Angel Dust........Really, give me a break. Nobody does angel dust any more.The Globe is just making **** up now.

August 28, 2013  08:17 AM ET
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Morning Otis, yeah; misstep is not quite the word to describe it.

Morning Mangler.


The calm before the storm... One final weekend before Funtime.

August 28, 2013  08:17 AM ET
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The Boston Globe is saying he was heavily into angel dust, and had grown so paranoid he carried a gun with him everywhere.

Sounds like a lawyer dreamed up way to plead a psych defense. If he was a regular user, would have shown up in random drug tests by nfl.

August 28, 2013  08:19 AM ET

Urban Meyer covered up and enabled a lot more than just this guy at Florida. beginning in 2005 there were 31 arrests involving 25 of his players. 12 of those arrests were for "felonies or violent misdemeanors." One player dropped out of school of all of them and one had to "sit" for an early season game against a cup cake opponent.

Nobody did any "time." Blame the Gainesville Florida judicial system too. Politics and football were required for Meyer and his team of University attorneys to do what they did....

August 28, 2013  08:24 AM ET

Urban Meyer only cares about his next lie and his next HC job,

August 28, 2013  08:24 AM ET
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...Blame the Gainesville Florida judicial system too. Politics and football were required for Meyer and his team of University attorneys to do what they did....

Pretty certain you can plug any "college town" and associated coach into that statement.

Think this kind of thing doesn't go on in Tuscaloosa?

August 28, 2013  08:24 AM ET
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Meyer attemtped to protect his young college player as he promised his parents. This isn't unusual. How was he supposed to know what this guy was capable of, or up to?

I think the drive-by shooting at a local bar should have been a big clue and was a clear warning sign of things to come with and from Hernandez.

August 28, 2013  08:24 AM ET
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How was he supposed to know what this guy was capable of, or up to?

A drive-by shootout? That's not a college prank, or "boys will be boys." That's flat-out gang stuff. When it gets to that level, he has a responsibility to society.

That kind of cover-up is on the same level as Penn State covering for Sandusky.

August 28, 2013  08:25 AM ET
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Urban Meyer covered up and enabled a lot more than just this guy at Florida. beginning in 2005 there were 31 arrests involving 25 of his players. 12 of those arrests were for "felonies or violent misdemeanors." One player dropped out of school of all of them and one had to "sit" for an early season game against a cup cake opponent.Nobody did any "time." Blame the Gainesville Florida judicial system too. Politics and football were required for Meyer and his team of University attorneys to do what they did....

OSU was the perfect landing spot for Meyer. They have no shame either.

 
August 28, 2013  08:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Urban Meyer covered up and enabled a lot more than just this guy at Florida. beginning in 2005 there were 31 arrests involving 25 of his players. 12 of those arrests were for "felonies or violent misdemeanors." One player dropped out of school of all of them and one had to "sit" for an early season game against a cup cake opponent.Nobody did any "time." Blame the Gainesville Florida judicial system too. Politics and football were required for Meyer and his team of University attorneys to do what they did....

Makes me wonder what Meyer is covering up at OSU as we speak.....

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