Friday, June 28, 2013

Former teammate: “I have never believed in anything Aaron Hernandez stood for.”

Dayton Daily – I’ve known Matt Light a long time and I have never – and I mean NEVER – heard him speak ill of another player, not even a defensive linemen like the New York Giants’ Osi Umenyiora with whom his classic battles in the NFL trenches have included some extra-curriculars after the whistle. But Tuesday when I asked the former New England Patriot star tackle about his old teammate – tight end Aaron Hernandez – his easy smile quickly vanished and he went silent for several seconds as he decided what, if anything, he would say. “I never talk about other guys, but I will say I have never embraced – never believed in – anything Aaron Hernandez stood for,” Light finally said. The recently-retired Light – who won three Super Bowl rings and went to four Pro Bowls in his 11 year career – insinuated that Hernandez, with whom he played alongside for two years, has always had his own agenda – and it wasn’t a good one. Light now sounds prophetic.

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