From Gresh and Zolak
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Gresh and Zolak react to the statements made by Patriots owner Robert Kraft on former tight end Aaron Hernandez.
The Patriots owner said he was limited in what he could say on Monday, and was talking against the advice of his general counsel, but went into the team’s decision to release Hernandez shortly after his arrest.
“Following Aaron’s arrest, I read a number of different accounts of how things transpired in our organization. Let me be clear, we decided the week prior to Aaron’s arrest that if Aaron was arrested in connection with the Lloyd murder case that we would cut him immediately after,” said Kraft — who reiterated the Patriots did not know Hernandez was facing a murder charge when they released him. ”The rationale behind that decision was that 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.”
The guys debate just how much Kraft and the Pats were truly “duped” by Hernandez, and how much they realistically could have known about his troubled past in the first comments publicly made by the Pats since his arrest.