NFL Scouts Reveal Startling 2010 Pre-Draft Files On Aaron Hernandez; Claim Tight End Was Emotionally Unstable
Aaron Hernandez is in deep trouble as Massachusetts authorities are expected to execute an arrest warrant for the New England Patriots‘ tight end for his obstruction of justice in connection with the homicide investigation of Odin Lloyd, according to ABC News.
It seems Hernandez has never been able to stay out of trouble. After being drafted by the Patriots in the 2010 NFL Draft, Hernandez had admitted to constant marijuana use in college and had failed multiple drug tests while playing for the University of Florida. He was suspended one game during his Gators career for failing a drug test. His drug problems were one of the many reasons his draft stock dipped, allowing the Patriots to select the embattled tight end in the fourth round.
This past Thursday, a couple of NFL scouts revealed their pre-team draft files on Hernandez to the Boston Globe, and some of the sections of the files were alarming. An AFC scout said Hernandez’s marijuana and character problems were impossible to ignore.
“It was pretty well known that he had failed some drug tests at Florida, and there were questions about his maturity that come along with that,” the scout said. “You worried about the people he hung out with.”
Another scout revealed Hernandez was “unstable emotionally” and had a clear anger problem.
“Self-esteem is quite low; not well-adjusted emotionally, not happy, moods unpredictable, not stable, doesn’t take much to set him off, but not an especially jumpy guy,” the scout said.
According to the Boston Globe, Aaron Hernandez’s irritability was displayed within a week of being drafted in 2010 while at the Patriots’ training facility. Hernandez was asking multiple players how to use a piece of equipment at the Patriots’ training facility, but no one helped him out. Then, Wes Welker walked by the room and Hernandez asked the wide receiver for his assistance, but Welker did not oblige.
“Rookie, you figure it out,” Welker said.
Hernandez then exploded , getting right up in Welker’s face. Hernandez reportedly was screaming expletives the entire confrontation.
“F**k you Wes, I’ll f**k you up,” Hernandez threatened Welker.
Hernandez has reportedly not been close with any of his teammates during his three-year tenure in New England, rarely ever spending time with his teammates off the field.
It seems like every day a new disturbing story of Hernandez is leaked. This is a major concern for the Patriots’ organization, who gave the tight end a five-year, $40 million contract extension last August.