Florida Gators' A.D. Defends Aaron Hernandez, Reportedly Troublesome Past

By Devin O'Barr
Aaron Hernadez in Florida
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Whenever a professional athlete gets into some kind of trouble, colleagues and former friends alike, jump at the opportunity to bash said athlete. Aaron Hernandez is no exception as his possible involvement in a murder has brought out haters of all shapes and sizes.

With that being said, Florida Gators athletic director Jeremy Foley, is shooting down all of the reports that Hernandez was a problem child during his three-year stint with the program. Foley wasn’t the only Florida staff member to speak up about the troublesome rumors; senior associate athletics director Steve McClain offered up this nugget as well:

“I would go on record saying he didn’t fail six drug tests (at Florida).”

Well, that isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement from McClain. Instead, it sounds like the Gators’ staff is collectively trying to brush Hernandez’s bad habits under the rug. Besides, Hernandez missed one game during his time at Florida and said that it was due to a failed drug test. However, with the constant uncertainty in No. 81’s life, the supposed failed drug test could easily be covering up something much more severe.

Even still, the support from the Gators is rather unexpected and the Hernandez saga is bound to spin right out of control. At the end of the day, the University of Florida will end up with egg on its face just like the New England Patriots. Both sides need to just shut up and deal with it.

Devin O’Barr is the Content Commentator for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @DevinOBarrRS, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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