Aaron Hernandez’s Contract, Arrest Bad News for New England Patriots
Any time a pro athlete gets arrested, it’s not a good thing for his or her team. However, the arrest of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on Wednesday morning is going to be a lot worse on the team than originally expected.
According to a report from the NFL‘s official website, Hernandez’s contract does include the common “failure to perform” clause found in most extensions given to players by the Patriots. That means that even if Hernandez faces jail time for his possible involvement in the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, he still may receive up to $2.5 million of his deal.
His contract states he won’t receive his workout bonus if Hernandez doesn’t show up for whatever reason, but the part of his contract about his base salary does not include any such language. So not only could the Patriots be without Hernandez and fellow starting tight end Rob Gronkowski, they could be paying No. 81 to sit in a jail cell if he’s in fact convicted for one reason or another.
It’s unlike the Patriots to overlook a small detail that could allow a player who may be facing criminal charges to collect money while no longer a member of the team, but if Hernandez is convicted, that could indeed be the case.
Texas Sweeps Indoor T&F Titles
For the first time since 2006, both the Texas men and women return to Austin with league crowns. The women repeat their title from last season, while the men return to the top where they were last team winners in 2013. Kristen Keith caught up with UT head coach Mario Sategna after the sweep. Read More
WCC This Week | February 28, 2015
The tenth episode of WCC This Week, produced by Time Warner Cable SportsNet, previews Saturday's West Coast Conference basketball action -- including San Diego at Portland, the WCC Game of the Week. In addition to Thursday's WCC highlights, we look at the Portland "bigs" and their international flavor. This episode aired on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Read More
Life Of A Don: San Francisco's Mark Tollefsen Elevates On Reverse Jam
Check out the sweet backdoor pass by Matt Glover that leads to the ridiculous two-hand reverse dunk by Mark Tollefsen during San Francisco's 65-55 win over Pacific. Read More
BYU Snaps Gonzaga's 41-Game Win Streak At The Kennel
Kyle Collinsworth led the way for BYU, scoring a game-high 20 points as the Cougars upset third-ranked Gonzaga to give their NCAA Tournament hopes a massive boost. The loss ended the Bulldogs' 41-game home win streak, which had been the longest in the country. Read More
Syracuse vs Duke | 2014-15 ACC Men's Basketball Highlights
Playing for the second time in as many weeks, Duke sprinted past Syracuse with a 73-54 win. Freshman Justise Winslow led the Blue Devils with a career-high 23 points and 9 rebounds. Fellow freshman Jahlil Okafor also grabbed 14 rebounds and added 13 points of his own for his 11th double-double of the season. Read More
Duke's Jahlil Okafor Makes Circus Shot vs Syracuse | ACC Must See Moment
Duke sensational freshman Jahlil Okafor shows he can do more than dunk, as he is able to convert an acrobatic bank shot after getting fouled in this ACC Must See Moment! Read More
Duke Super Frosh Justise Winslow Has Career Night vs Syracuse
Duke freshman Justise Winslow showed off his complete skill set at home against Syracuse, scoring a career-high 23 points and reeling in 9 rebounds. Winslow scored 15 of his points in the opening half as Duke dropped the Orange 73-54. Check out all of WInslow's best plays right here! Read More