Jan 1, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) and tight end Aaron Hernandez (81) watch from the sideline as they take on the Buffalo Bills in the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Bill 49-21. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Hernandez Incident A Reality Check For Bills Draftees?

It seems as of late the Hernandez story takes a different turn daily as more and more details are leaked. The shock within the Patriots organization I imagine has them wondering what is wrong with this kid. A top offensive player on the team when in the lineup and now just like that will be fighting for his freedom. This terrible tragedy that left a man dead could in some ways have other players thinking about their own decisions.

Now looking at the Bills I have heard on many of occasions that they may have gambled on some of their latest draftees in regards to getting in trouble. Players that come in mind are: Duke Williams and Kiko Alonso. Along with them you can also toss in undrafted free agent Da’ Rick Rogers. These three guys have racked up a good amount of bad choices that have put a blemish on their college careers. Instances range from: underage drinking, DUI, failing drug tests and also breaking into someone’s home. These decisions are definitely not what team’s in the NFL want to see but are banking on them being a one-time deal and realizing that it’s now time to grow up. The draft is something you hope the guys comprehend that only best players are selected and able to proceed with their career.

That being said I really hope the Bills youngsters along with others realize they can have their life change just that fast. One bad decision can have an organization cutting ties faster than you could ever imagine. Also let’s not forget that Hernandez hasn’t even been found guilty and the Patriots had cut him. I think the Pats did the right thing to show what they and also what the rest of the teams in this league stand for. It’s a great privilege to play in the NFL and not a right. Any involvement with this terrible tragedy merits the release. Do you think players will take notice and straighten up their act? Time will tell but if they want to play in this league they better.
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