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Ray Lewis initially was held without bail, too

Ray Lewis initially was held without bail, too

profootballtalk.com Updated Jun 26, 2013
Earlier today, we pointed out a stark contrast between the way the Patriots handled tight end Aaron Hernandez and the way the Ravens handled linebacker Ray Lewis back in 2000. The Pats summarily dumped Hernandez; the Ravens rallied around and defended R…
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  • Breaking down the murder case against Aaron Hernandez

    Breaking down the murder case against Aaron Hernandez

    After much speculation, Aaron Hernandez has been charged with murder in the death of Odin Lloyd. Michael McCann breaks down what to expect from the case going forward.
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  • NFL no longer selling Aaron Hernandez jerseys

    NFL no longer selling Aaron Hernandez jerseys

    The NFL and other merchandise-sellers have decided to forego cashing in on the murder charges against Aaron Hernandez. According to USA Today, the league quickly decided to no longer sell his number 81 Patriots jersey online, though it was shown as avai…
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  • Matt Williamson on Patriots TE Jake Ballard

    Matt Williamson on Patriots TE Jake Ballard

    ESPN.com Jun 26, 2013
    Jake Ballard is one of the hottest names in the Boston area Wednesday -- the veteran just moved up the New England Patriots' depth chart into the important No. 2 tight end role after the team released Aaron Hernandez, who is being investigated in a homi…
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  • Browns cut Ausar Walcott hours after attempted murder charge

    Browns cut Ausar Walcott hours after attempted murder charge

    profootballtalk.com Jun 26, 2013
    For the second time today, an NFL player facing serious criminal charges has been released. The Patriots cutting Aaron Hernandez hours after he was arrested in connection with the death of Odin Lloyd will get much more attention, but the Browns have als…
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  • Why the Patriots offense will be fine

    Why the Patriots offense will be fine

    patriotsgab.com Jun 26, 2013
    The New England Patriots offense will be fine this season. This team is definitely facing adversity this season, but they play their best ball against it. Top five reasons New England’s offense will be fine: 1. Tom Brady: One of the best quarterbacks in…
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  • Bizarre Sanchez video appears online

    Bizarre Sanchez video appears online

    profootballtalk.com Jun 26, 2013
    The arrest of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has provided a timely diversion for Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. But it’s impossible to turn the other cheek (yeah, I said it) when it comes to the bizarre video posted by TerezOwens.com of Sanchez danc…
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  • Wednesday morning one-liners

    Wednesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jun 26, 2013
    The Bills will put individual game tickets on sale on July 9. Can Dolphins WR Mike Wallace top 1,100 receiving yards in 2013? Losing many of Tom Brady’s favorite receivers could make the Patriots vulnerable in the AFC East. Said Jets G.M. John Idzik of …
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  • Richard Seymour seems ready to call it a career without right o…

    Richard Seymour seems ready to call it a career without right offer

    profootballtalk.com Jun 26, 2013
    Richard Seymour has spent 12 seasons in the NFL playing for the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots. He’s one of only four players on PFT’s Top 100 Free Agents list to still not have a place to play for the 2013 season. However, Seymour appears at …
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  • Video - Hernandez Charged With Murder 03:18

    Hernandez Charged With Murder

    Jun 26
    Jeremy Schaap looks back at the day's events for Aaron Hernandez.
  • Video - New England Patriots in 2013 04:22

    New England Patriots in 2013

    Jun 26
    Former head coach Brian Billick joins the "NFL Total Access" crew to discuss the impact of Aaron Hernandez's situation and how it will affect the New England Patriots in 2013.
  • Video - What Jail Will Be Like For Hernandez 05:38

    What Jail Will Be Like For Hernandez

    Jun 26
    Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson breaks down what Aaron Hernandez's time in jail will be like.
  • Video - Hernandez Charged With Murder 03:01

    Hernandez Charged With Murder

    Jun 26
    ESPN legal analyst Roger Cossack discusses the latest on former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who has been charged with murder and five gun-related crimes.

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  • NFL - Aaron Hernandez's cautionary tale

    Jun 26
    The Aaron Hernandez case is a life lesson for NFL rookies told in real time, writes Jeffri Chadiha.