‘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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Riley Cooper Under Hot Water For Racial Slur

Riley Cooper Under Hot Water For Racial SlurDuring a Kenny Chesney concert at Lincoln Financial Field in June, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper was caught on video saying a racial slur.

‘Eruption of anger’

Cooper’s eruption of anger wasn’t the only notable interaction of his on that night.  Kyle Scott of Crossing Broad reports he was also involved in somewhat of a skirmish outside of the stadium before eventually taking the stage with country singer Chesney, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and several other teammates later in the night.

‘Extremely sorry’

Cooper released a statement via Eagles.com reporter Dan Klausner:

“I want to first start off by saying that I’m extremely embarrassed, extremely hurt, extremely sorry for my actions. I wanted to come out and tell you guys that,” Cooper said. “I’ve talked to Mr. (Jeffrey) Lurie. I’ve talked to Howie Roseman. I’ve talked to Coach (Chip) Kelly, and explained to them the whole situation. I’m willing to accept any consequences. Once again, I’m extremely sorry.”

Cooper, who won two national championships at the University of Florida during the 2006 and 2008 seasons, was drafted by the Eagles in the fifth round of the 2010 draft. Last year marked his most productive season, as he pulled in 23 catches for 248 yards and three touchdowns even though he was forced to miss five games with an injury. In his three-year career, he has 46 receptions, 679 yards and five scores.

Can you accept Riley Cooper’s apology for that racial slur? How will this issue affect his NFL career?

Source: Tim Keeney | Bleacher Report

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