Guys need to stop reading half the news. there was an article last week saying that he could still get 2.5 million due to wording in his contract. why would the pats keep him and have to pay that if theres a chance of him not playing?
The Patriots are all about moving on and finding replacements, that fortunately for them (and unfortunately for the rest of the league), tend to pan out. There are exceptions like Ocho Cinco/Haynesworth, but they are an organization capable of moving on from this Hernandez mess.
Keeping him on the team only draws the media to them more, giving them the chance to ask every Hernandez-related question at practices/throughout the season. Now that he's released, it'll probably slowly be out of their hands.
Aaron Hernandez, while not Tom Brady, is one of the best TEs in the NFL.
Murder charges take precedence over organizational standing and legacy.
Can you post proof that the patherns waited to release Rae Carruth?
But he hasnt been charged with murder (yet) he hasnt even been arraigned (yet) so aaron Hernandez doesn't even know what charges he's facing (yet) basically NE is showing they wants no parts before the facts are presented.