Will Aaron Hernandez’s Death Change the NFL?
Not likely, some insiders say. Chances are speed, skill and strength will outweigh prospects’ propensity for criminal activity, sources tell sportswriter Albert Breer. The tragedy of a Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots tight end who, after playing three seasons, was imprisoned for murder and reportedly killed himself Wednesday, has “left an impression,” one official says. Another says, “There are seven or eight players” on next Thursday’s draft list with gang connections — who, some argue, might reform with pro success and team support. But changing the front office is another game entirely.