Another Thug among the NFL – Aaron Hernandez

by Jackson Vanderbilt on August 27, 2013

nfl_a_aaron-hernandez 3I’m such a football fan, and I know there’s so much negativity among these high paid Players.  Aaron had such a promising career and has thrown it out the window with a tremendous show of ego, and an untouchable attitude towards the game and society.

From ESPN Sports: http://espn.go.com/boston/nfl/story/_/id/9591709/aaron-hernandez-former-new-england-patriots-tight-end-indicted-murder-charge

nfl_a_aaron-hernandez 2ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was indicted Thursday on first-degree murder and weapons charges in the death of a friend whose bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park about a mile from the ex-player’s home.

The six-count grand jury indictment charges Hernandez with killing 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player from Boston who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s girlfriend.

Hernandez, 23, pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons charges in June, and he is being held without bail.

Is it really Aaron’s fault, or could it be the money men, greed, agents, coaches, parents and lastly the fans so hung up on the athlete and sport.? I say it’s all of the above.  I’m a huge fan of football for the sport of the game for sure, but I love my hero’s too.

I look at these guys as role models, and whenever you’re in the spot light it becomes “Your Responsibility”. Its part of the reason they make the money and get the notoriety.

Drew BreesOr, Could it be the responsibility of Parents, Coaches, Agents, Managers, Colleges, or the NFL.  Aaron’s been in trouble since High School.. Right! High School, Remember when you were in High School.. I sure do.. I was in trouble too.. You don’t know me.

Remeber back in the Day Drew Brees when to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba and his famous pre-game chant that pumped up the crowns during game days on TV.

Check it out:

-> Drew Explains how it happened!

-> Drew in action Game Day!

I went around the world myself on my own dime and volunteered my time to the indigenous peoples, of South America and Africa too.  Who cares about me? I’m not famous, and I don’t make a ton of money, but I went and did it.  Who cares?  The multitude of people, and kids that I met cared.  It’s an amazing growing experience, but they cared.. An impact was made.. I can guarantee you that.

Grads

My point is! “Responsibility” taking some, and realize we aren’t perfect; we all mess up at some point in time.  The more famous you are the harder the fall or the greater the reward.  The more you get scrutinized by your peers, the public, the media, and even when you scrutinize yourself.. It’s a huge burden that reflects positively or the opposite.

I guess the reflection from this is Three different paths one that went enormously bad which is really sad…

153 Cotopaxie Pastors family

The other two went extremely well, and made some positive changes for each involved and for the people they met along the trip.

It just goes to show how important the company you keep matters from the times you were kids all through life! IT MATTERS..

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