Aaron Hernandez hasn’t been found guilty in a court of law but we all know he’s put himself in a horrible position. The evidence is stacked against him and odds are he will he find himself as the defendant in a murder trial if he doesn’t take a plea deal for tens of years in prison.
Hernandez is 23 years old and was in the second year of a $40 million deal with the New England Patriots. Basically, he was a great athlete playing pro ball in the NFL. He also has a very young child. That’s a lot to give up for some BS thug game of whatever he was trying to accomplish that led him to being a murder suspect.
I now look at Hernandez standing in court and see an exterior air of toughness and cockiness but a person of shattered dreams underneath. He knows he’s thrown it all away for nothing. What good could have possibly come from what he was doing?
Every now and then someone at the top throws it all away for reasons that most of us can’t understand. Hernandez had everything most of us dream about and has now thrown it all away.