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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:21 AM

 

How entitled, arrogant and stupid do you have to be to do what Aaron Hernandez

is charged with doing?

The prosecution in its first degree murder charge against the former NFL star tight end, alleges that the motive for the execution style murder of semi-pro player Odin Lloyd, was that Hernandez was angered by Lloyd speaking to certain people at a nightclub a couple of nights before Lloyd was murdered.

Hernandez was wealthy, physically talented and young. He inked a deal with the New England Patriots in 2012 worth $40 million dollars. He has an infant daughter.


The evidence may be largely circumstantial but it's pretty substantial. It includes the tracking of Hernandez' movements via his cell phone, text messages from the victim moments prior to his death and incriminating video and audio just prior to the crime. Hernandez, it is alleged had two accomplices and they are shown/heard on the aforementioned video and audio evidence.

Did the fact that he was a star on one of the most prominent teams in a wildly popular sport and very wealthy lead him to believe he was untouchable? Or is just unbelievably stupid? Because this has to be one of the worst planned crimes I've ever heard of.

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Reply How entitled, arrogant and stupid do you have to be to do what Aaron Hernandez (Original post)
cali Jun 2013 OP
JI7 Jun 2013 #1
geckosfeet Jun 2013 #2
JI7 Jun 2013 #4
Tanuki Jun 2013 #5
geckosfeet Jun 2013 #7
wercal Jun 2013 #10
hack89 Jun 2013 #12
Live and Learn Jun 2013 #3
AngryOldDem Jun 2013 #6
BanzaiBonnie Jun 2013 #8
MrSlayer Jun 2013 #9
HappyMe Jun 2013 #11
cali Jun 2013 #13

Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:28 AM

1. all of that plus i still believed these sports guys are spoiled

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:50 AM

2. Spoiled? Does not cover it. Entitled is a start.

Wealthy, arrogant, above the law, violent and largely remorse free fit the bill as well I suspect.

Football is a violent sport. There is no way around that. You need to be able to accept and even enjoy a certain level of violence in your life to be able to play professionally.

But a lot of pro athletes are decent people - I would venture the vast majority of them are. on edit - But here we have the classic dirt bag thug with money.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:56 AM

4. does he have a record of any past crime/incidences ?

i don't pay attention to sports.

but this attitude seems to apply to foreigners and other sports also like that guy who shot his girlfriend in south africa.

and foreign soccer players can be assholes based on some news items i see in the foreign media sometimes.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:09 AM

5. Apparently he shot another "friend" in the eye during an altercation

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Response to JI7 (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:33 AM

7. I was speaking of pro athletes in general.

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But I do think the vast majority of pro athletes are decent hard working people.

on edit: but it does look like Hernadez has been a busy tight end in the off seasons...

Reports: Aaron Hernandez investigated for possible connection to 2012 murders

Of course no charges have been filed....

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Response to JI7 (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:43 AM

10. His scouting report

When he was first drafted into the NFL said he had a short temper and would have outbursts. I think its more than just being spoiled with this guy...he's screwed up in the head.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:26 AM

12. He grew up in a rough neighborhood

and rumors of gang involvement have always swirled around him. On the other hand, he has had no problems while with the Patriots. I just think he simply could not or would not leave his past behind - it didn't help that he lives only an hours drive from his old neighborhood.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:55 AM

3. Bet his age has a lot to do with it.

20 somethings brains aren't fully developed yet and he may be suffering from something that we can't yet treat like sociopath or psychopath.

Hopefully, Obama's brains study program will help us decipher the causes and possible treatments of some of these conditions.

I don't like to think that anyone is unreachable.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:29 AM

6. It really pisses me off.

These guys have the world by the balls and they piss it away.

That said, I predict this will go the way of Ray Lewis. Hernandez will be back at some point, and the victim's family will be left wondering exactly what happened to their son.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:44 AM

8. Can you say, OJ Simpson

He still seems to feel he's pretty entitled. What a sad sorry...

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Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:45 AM

9. I don't think it has to do with any of that.

 

The dude is just a psychopath. He was taken in the fourth round instead of the first because of "character issues" stemming from his violent past and just recently shot another friend in the face. He's not entitled or arrogant or anything like that, he's a fucking violent lunatic.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:48 AM

11. I agree.

Violent fucking asshole.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:54 AM

13. you could be right. but you can be entitled and arrogant and a psychopath

 

and who knows how those elements may have interacted if that was the case

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