It’s always been a rough sport. But since the end of the 2012 NFL football wagering season, YouWager sportsbook bettors that keep up with such things have seen 47 arrests for NFL football players. Violence, the experts say, creates violence, and apparently it’s hard to leave some feelings at work. But no one is saying that violence on the football field can lead to murder. Yet.
Aaron Hernandez has been a special and sensational case. Hernandez has been charged, or linked, to the shootings of six people. One former friend, Alexander Bradley, survived getting shot, after several medical procedures, but lost an eye. When he was playing for Florida, Hernandez once hit a guy in a bar fight so hard that he shattered the man’s eardrum. According to a YouWager news source, Hernandez failed many drug tests, but was only punished, officially, one time. Privately, the fearsome tight end took pictures of himself holding a 45-caliber pistol. Hernandez is covered with tattoos. Printed on his left arm, in big letters are the words HATE ME NOW. Friends say Hernandez often used angel dust and became so paranoid he carried a gun everywhere he went.
If Hernandez manages somehow to avoid spending his life in prison, is it possible that he could return someday to the NFL?
The idea may not be as bizarre as it sounds.
Journalist Paul Solotaroff, after researching and writing an in-depth profile about Hernandez, for Rolling Stone magazine, believes the jailed player could return to the field if he is not convicted. Solotaroff told YouWager’s source, “I think the case is not only beatable, I think he will be back in the NFL within three or four years. I think they’ve grossly overcharged him based on the case they’re building -no direct eye witness, no murder weapon, no plausible motive.”
If Solotaroff is correct, the case against Hernandez may not ultimately hold up in court. The writer admits that Hernandez is in deep trouble. He told YouWager’s source, “But as crazy as it sounds, this is a guy with no priors. So asking a judge to sentence Hernandez to consecutive prison bids — rather than contemporary ones — is going to be a very hard sell for the prosecution. And if in fact he winds up doing three years behind [bars for] those gun charges — which would be a lot in this case — he’s 26, 27, with very low mileage on those legs of his and a lot of time to heal up. My sources tell me there will be more than one NFL team pursuing him hotly when he walks out of jail in four years.”
The idea does seem completely ridiculous. But YouWager’s NFL football betting fans thought Michael Vick’s career was over a few years ago, too. Football fans do love a comeback story.