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^ +1. Would have liked to see him play on another playoff calibre team and seeing if he could take them the next step.
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Tragic story, he was a very good TE plus he and Gronk were a great double threat for the Pats. Its been 4 seasons since he has been out of football and the Pats have won two SBs in that time most recently the amazing comeback against the Falcons. We will never know the true reason he took his life, but athletes like to win and you cant help but think that missing those championships was at least partly on his mind.
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It was indeed a shocking news for me. Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder and was acquitted last week in a 2012 double slaying, has committed suicide in prison.
For more info on the story read this: Aaron Hernandez suicide
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Sad but, his was a chosen path. So many opportunities along the way and the wrong ones chosen.
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All the money in the world for him to take and he had to take the wrong path...
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The fragility of life is fascinating. In his inner circle he had money, fame and opportunities it is to live a great life but decided to squander it away. I never heard of this person before the news. He could walk past me on the streets and I wouldn't know.


It's interesting because so many people would die for the chances and opportunities this man had.


Interestingly enough I read that former f1 driver kubica is testing open wheel cars again and couldn't help draw some parallels. A man who could be f1 champion many times instead had an accident and forced to retire.


So many lives are taken away like a light bulb blinking out of existence on a daily basis yet life continue to thrive.
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Supercooled wrote:
Apr 20th, 2017 10:58 am
The fragility of life is fascinating. In his inner circle he had money, fame and opportunities it is to live a great life but decided to squander it away. I never heard of this person before the news. He could walk past me on the streets and I wouldn't know.


It's interesting because so many people would die for the chances and opportunities this man had.
Some people with right skill and talent can get a lot of fame and power. But if their ego is weak and unhealthy it can be their curse.
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Swerny wrote:
Apr 20th, 2017 10:08 am
Sorry, no tears here for a convicted murderer taking his own life.

Guy was a bad dude.
He was but I think I just find the story really sad because he was literally living a dream. He was a millionaire, a football player, playing for the patriots, playing for a goat coach and with a goat QB. He could have won 2 superbowl rings.
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kevindurant1 wrote:
Apr 20th, 2017 1:42 pm
He was but I think I just find the story really sad because he was literally living a dream. He was a millionaire, a football player, playing for the patriots, playing for a goat coach and with a goat QB. He could have won 2 superbowl rings.
right, and despite all this, he decided to be a thug/gang banger in his spare time.
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Biff88 wrote:
Apr 19th, 2017 10:50 pm
Tragic story, he was a very good TE plus he and Gronk were a great double threat for the Pats. Its been 4 seasons since he has been out of football and the Pats have won two SBs in that time most recently the amazing comeback against the Falcons. We will never know the true reason he took his life, but athletes like to win and you cant help but think that missing those championships was at least partly on his mind.
But to drive someone to suicide? And if so, why didn't he attempt something 2 years ago? I don't think not being part of champion teams had anything to do with his suicide. Also the Patriots visiting the White House was just coincidental. He's got no ties to the team anymore. There's only a handful of players still on the team that were there when he played.

If you read about him, he was the son of a high school football legend, but his father passed away at age 16 and Aaron was never the same after that. Even in college, the coach and (I kid you not) Tim Teebow tried to keep him on the straight path, but this guy was heading in the wrong direction in every which way. Just kept escalating to what he became. Personally, I think the world is better off without him.

His body was released after an autopsy was conducted.... except the brain. The family planned to donate Aaron's brain for CTE study, but the chief medical examiner won't release it. Brain-gate!
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On a lighter side, the NFL schedule is out for next year.

Looks like the Pats will start their season against the Chiefs.
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Swerny wrote:
Apr 20th, 2017 1:58 pm
right, and despite all this, he decided to be a thug/gang banger in his spare time.
He grew up with gangbangers. He couldnt/didnt want to shake it off.

Thats the messed up thing about this. He not only got a way out, he was living a dream. Its not like he wasnt good. He was right there.
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