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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The fish rots from the head


  1. I'm (gently) throwing the gauntlet down, Don. You have a pen and a blog. What is the basis for your accusation about Kraft in your tweet? The other day you wrote that Kraft perjured himself during his testimony in the Hernandez trial. That idea strikes me as venturing into far-out wing-nut territory. The vast majority of news headlines I've seen claim that Kraft's testimony played a significant role in the jury's decision to convict Hernandez. It would hardly seem to an impartial reader that Kraft defended Hernandez. Why would Kraft defend Hernandez? They had no special relationship. Hernandez was just another player on the team.

    1. One example, from Ben Volin column at on July 8, 2013. This doesn't sound to me like the team and its owner were unwavering in their support of Hernandez:

      Kraft reiterated that he and other top members of the organization had decided a week before Hernandez’s arrest that they would cut him if he was arrested in any way in connection with the murder investigation, even if it were for a charge like obstruction of justice.

      “If any member of the New England Patriots organization is close enough to a murder investigation to actually get arrested — whether it be for obstruction of justice or the crime itself — it is too close to an unthinkable act for that person to be part of this organization going forward,” he said.