Aaron Hernandez’s Death Makes Him (Legally) an Innocent Man

By Patrick S. White, Esq. Early Wednesday morning, former New England Patriots Tight End and Bristol native, Aaron Hernandez, was found unresponsive in his prison cell at the Souza-Baranowski Maximum Security Correctional Center. An hour later, at UMass Memorial-HealthAlliance Hospital, Hernandez was pronounced dead of an apparent suicide.  While Hernandez’s death may seem like the end […]

Aaron Hernandez Charged with Murder: Legal and Local Perspectives

After his arrest and release from the New England Patriots yesterday morning, former Patriots’ tight end Aaron Hernandez was charged yesterday afternoon with the murder of Odin Lloyd.  The arraignment of Hernandez, in which assistant district attorney Bill McCauley outlined a timeline that placed Hernandez with the victim and at the scene of the crime, […]

Aaron Hernandez Taken into Custody, Released by Patriots

Boston.com is reporting that Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was taken from his home in North Attleborough, Mass. in handcuffs this morning.  Charges are unknown at this time. SI.com’s Michael McCann has examined the range of charges that Hernandez could ultimately face. Stay tuned for more on this story. UPDATE: the Patriots have released Hernandez.

Patriots Land TE Ballard After Giants Roster Move Backfires

An interesting bit of roster manuevering by the New York Giants and New England Patriots took place yesterday.  The New York Giants released Jake Ballard, a tight end who emerged as a receiving threat last year before tearing his ACL against the Patriots in the Super Bowl.  Ballard is expected to miss the 2012-13 season […]

Friday Sports Briefs

UConn’s Kendall Reyes Waits for the Call Desmond Conner of the Hartford Courant has written a nice story on UConn defensive tackle Kendall Reyes, who is expected to be drafted tonight in the second or third round of the NFL Draft.  Conner accurately describes Reyes as a “true gentlemen and class act.”  Best of luck to Reyes, receiver Kashif Moore […]

Josh McDaniels Allowed to Join Patriots for Playoffs

When the New England Patriots face the Denver Broncos in the Divisional Round of the AFC Playoffs on Saturday night, they will have a familiar face on their sideline.  Joining the Patriots for the first all season will be former Broncos Head Coach Josh McDaniels,  who served as Offensive Coordinator for the St. Louis Rams this […]

Eric Kettani’s Military Obligation Reminiscent of Caleb Campbell

About 10 days ago, Eric Kettani was released from the practice squad of the New England Patriots.  The reason for his release: Kettani was called to active duty by the United States Navy.  Kettani subsequently reported for duty, but is appealing the Navy’s decision denying him leave to continue his professional football career. According to the Nashua Telegraph, Kettani’s appeal […]

Coors Sues Patriots over Skunked Beer Deal

Don Jeffrey at Bloomberg.com (via Mike Florio at ProFootballTalk) reports that MillerCoors LLC has filed a lawsuit against the New England Patriots alleging that the team reneged on an exclusive sponsorship contract, and instead, has pursued a more lucrative agreement with Anheuser-Busch InBev NV. Here’s an except of Jeffrey’s article: “We negotiated in good faith with the […]