Pro Footballer Aaron Hernandez appeared in a Boston courtroom today to enter his not guilty plea for the murder of 27-year-old friend Odin Lloyd. Hernandez entered his plea and then was escorted back to jail where he is being held without bail. The former New England Patriots tight end is charged with first-degree murder and [...]
The NFL is no stranger to trouble. Its athletes have made headlines for shooting themselves in the foot, running dogfights, and all-too-many drug charges and strip club fights. But in the past two weeks, the sport has buried two of its own and the reasons – homicide, suicide, manslaughter – are much worse than the game has dealt with before. For the past two Sundays, hundreds of thousands of screaming fans have been asked to observe a few for moments of silence to mark the deaths of two NFL players.