Here’s another interesting take on the tragic tale of Aaron Hernandez.
In his new book, Hernandez lawyer Jose Baez pointed his finger Bill Belichick and the Patriots for his client’s criminal history and eventual downfall.
In excerpts of his new book that appeared in the Boston Globe, Aaron Hernandez attorney Jose Baez suggests Bill Belichick's refusal to trade tight end to West Coast played role in Hernandez's tragic life. https://t.co/xKHHRMJk5n
— John Tomase (@jtomase) August 20, 2018
According to Baez, Hernandez asked for a trade in 2013 after receiving threatening messages from a friend, Alexander Bradley, but Belichick and the Patriots organization rejected the idea. Baez believes that things would have been different for Hernandez if the team took his trade request seriously.
Would that really have changed anything, though? Definitely not.
With all of the trouble Hernandez got himself into throughout his life, simply moving to the other side of the country wouldn’t have solved his predicament. His deep, serious issues with guns, violence, and the unfortunate company he kept would have followed him wherever he went.
Aaron Hernandez was acquitted of double murder and hanged himself in his jail cell five days later at 27 years old. Jose Baez presents an entirely different side of Hernandez than the one portrayed in courtrooms and the media. https://t.co/BNB1E6pMbJ
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) August 20, 2018
We all know the story about the tight end, where he was found guilty for first-degree murder and eventually committed suicide in his cell. Maybe Hernandez really wouldn’t have taken a man’s life if he had extricated himself from the northeastern United States, but it is ridiculous and unfair for Baez to blame the Patriots or Bill Belichick for the stunning crimes his deceased client committed.