Things are looking as bad as ever for Aaron Hernandez
Carlos Ortiz, one of the men also potentially facing charges, says that Ernest Wallace (another suspect) told Ortiz that Hernandez told Wallace that he killed Lloyd.
If that seems a bit confusing and convoluted, it's because it is. And it might be pretty tough to get this to stand up in a court of law, particularly based on the reliability of all of these witnesses.
In other Hernandez-related news, Patriots owner Robert Kraft publicly stated that he and the Patriots organization were 'duped' by Hernandez, and thought that he was a better person than he turned out to be.
Whether the Patriots were duped or not is irrelevant. The Patriots made a mistake in offering him a big-money extension with all of the evidence pointing to him still having some serious issues and him still being involved in some rather shady activity, at the very least.
On the college front, his coach at the University of Florida has also spoken, basically saying that it's not his fault.
Urban Meyer says that it would be 'wrong and irresponsible' to blame Meyer or Florida for Hernandez's actions.
While it's true that Meyer and Florida shouldn't be blame specifically for Lloyd's death, there should still be some level of responsibility taken by all of the authority figures in Hernandez's past.
Hernandez himself is the only one who is ultimately to blame for his own actions, but there was definitely a trend in his past that allowed him to get away with pretty much anything he wanted. By neglecting to provide proper guidance and leadership to Hernandez while he younger, the coaching system at Florida is partially to blame for perpetuating his mentality that eventually led to his current issues.
The Patriots organization, despite being supposedly 'duped' by Hernandez's apparent change of heart, are also somewhat to blame. Did they really not know about him being accused of shooting a man in the face in Florida shortly after their season ended? They are just now learning that Hernandez might have killed a couple in July, a month before they signed him to a huge extension?
Knowing that Hernandez had some issues in the past, and knowing that his Bristol, Conn., roots weren't far from Foxborough, the Patriots should have been investing a little more time into checking on Hernandez to make sure he was doing well. Clearly he wasn't, and now everyone is paying the price. Particularly Odin Lloyd, and it never had to happen.