Is that really true?
Thanks to a video from NFL.com that shows a mic'd-up Tom Brady talking to Hernandez's former University of Florida teammate Tim Tebow, we now know that perhaps there's a bit more to the story than Kraft lets on.
You can find the video here (unfortunately it's not embeddable), and at around the 1:30 mark, Brady tells Tebow that he's been trying to keep Tebow's old Florida teammates in line.
There's no telling exactly what Brady meant by that, but it's clear that he (and the rest of the Patriots, I would assume) knew that Hernandez wasn't exactly walking the straight and narrow.
Did the Patriots really get duped by Hernandez? Or did they know he was trouble all along, and give him the contract extension anyway, hoping that he'd straighten out his act?
Hat tip to Masshole Sports