‘Rolling Stone’ Digs Up More Dirt About Aaron Hernandez

'Rolling Stone' Digs Up More Dirt About Aaron HernandezJust when you thought the story surrounding Aaron Hernandez couldn’t get any darker or more sinister, Rolling Stone delivers some intriguing details surrounding the former New England Patriots player and his life leading up to his current incarceration.

‘Heavy user of angel dust’

On Monday, the magazine’s official website published an article that serves as a tease for its new issue and the piece written by contributing editor Paul Solotaroff titled “The Gangster in the Huddle,” which centers on Hernandez’s life and the people he surrounded himself with.  Here is what the website asserts will be included in the upcoming piece.

• Hernandez was a heavy user of angel dust, and had become so paranoid over the last year that he carried a gun wherever he went.

• He surrounded himself with a cohort of gangsters, and cut himself off from his family and teammates.

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

‘Cover up’

• Both his parents, Dennis and Terri, had criminal records, as did much of his extended family.

• Terri allegedly cheated on Dennis before his death with a violent drug dealer named Jeffrey Cummings, then married Cummings after Dennis died and moved him into the house she shared with Aaron.

• 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.

As CBS Sports’ Will Brinson reports, Hernandez was indicted on a charge of first-degree murder for the death of Odin Lloyd, and he will be arraigned on September 6.

Do you believe the stuff that Rolling Stone says about Aaron Hernandez? What awaits him after this murder case?

Source: Gabe Zaldivar | Bleacher Report

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Patriots’ Tom Brady Acquires Knee Injury In Practice

Patriots' Tom Brady Acquires Knee Injury In PracticeA potential knee injury to Tom Brady in a practice with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is threatening to at least temporarily disband the New England Patriots’ winning combination as of Wednesday, according to Stephen Holder of The Tampa Bay Times.

‘Panic button’

Apparently, Brady was able to walk off the field on his own, as noted by Zuri Berry of Boston.com. Patriots nation has to be holding its collective breath in anticipation of Brady’s condition, but it does appear that the panic button shouldn’t be hit just yet, especially since he walked off the field under his own power. Having said that, if Brady is in any way significantly hurt, New England will be hard-pressed to maintain its stranglehold on the AFC East division and status as perpetual championship contenders.

The offense is already without magnificent wide receiver Wes Welker, who left for the Denver Broncos in free agency.  Tight end Rob Gronkowski, meanwhile, is also not a sure thing to play when the regular season begins, since he is rehabbing from back surgery. To say the least, the Patriots are shorthanded offensively and desperately need Brady to orchestrate the high-octane attack.

‘Some concern’

Backup QB Ryan Mallett left Friday’s preseason game with a head injury, but did return to practice this week. Although he has tall pocket presence and a strong arm, he would clearly be a downgrade from Brady. Tim Tebow is the only other quarterback currently listed on the Patriots’ QB depth chart.

The 36-year-old Brady missed almost all of the 2008 season with a torn ACL and MCL in the same knee, so this has to at least cause some concern.

Do you think Tom Brady will still be able to lead his team to a chance at competing for a Super Bowl? Which team will you be rooting for?

Source: Matt Fitzgerald | Bleacher Report

Image: Sports Illustrated