Such a shame…

Following Aaron’s arrest, I read a number of different accounts of how things transpired in our organization. Let me be clear, we decided the week prior to Aaron’s arrest that if Aaron was arrested in connection with the Lloyd murder case that we would cut him immediately after," he said. "The rationale behind that decision was that if any member of the New England Patriots organization is close enough to a murder investigation to actually get arrested — whether it be for obstruction of justice or the crime itself, it is too close to an unthinkable act for that person to be part of this organization going forward.

Good stuff from Frenz, and one of the final Aaron Hernandez posts you’ll find here at the Prop. One more slightly related piece coming tomorrow, and after that, no mas.

If it is to be, it is up to me.

"It’s a quote my father used to always give me." - Aaron Hernandez

Wow

Not many Hernando posts around here but this one is well worth it. Great read from Nick Underhill at Masslive.com.

I’m engaged now, and I have a baby. So, it’s just gonna make me think of life a lot differently and doing things the right way,” Hernandez added. “Now, another one is looking up to me. I can’t just be young and reckless Aaron no more. I’m gonna try to do the right things, become a good father and [her] be raised like I was raised.

NFL Top 100 Players of 2013: No.77 Aaron Hernandez (by NBAleagueTv)

“Just been training, trying to get my body right, get my strength up so I can have a decent season next year,” Hernandez told the Herald yesterday. “I’d say more attention to specific muscles instead of just doing the basic bench, squat and all that other stuff. I’d say I started a little earlier this year to maybe try to get through 16 games this season. “It’s away from everything else — away from my family, my friends, gives me time to focus on football, focus on my main priorities in life.”

Notebook: Aaron Hernandez has 16 reasons to focus | Boston Herald

With the loss of Welker and Lloyd, and Gronk potentially unavailable for the start of the season, there’s nothing the Patriots need more on offense than a full healthy season out of Hernando.