If You Guessed That The Florida Gators Had Distanced Themselves From Their Affiliation With Aaron Hernandez Then You Were Apparently Very Wrong
To be honest, I'm not sure if this is more of a damning display of tone-deafness, or a scathing indictment (no pun intended) of every non-homicidal tight end that has graced the Gators roster throughout the last decade. Like, dropping the name Aaron Hernandez in any sort of positive light that reminds a prospect that a murderer was crafting his criminal ways on your campus was both counterproductive and very, very dumb. However, considering it was solely a stylistic comparison, what does that say about every presumably non-deadly weapon that apparently didn't possess the versatility, athleticism, or success to be mentioned in the same breath of he who should have remained nameless?
The scouts that didn't see why Aaron Hernandez might be a sore subject to...oh, I don't know...society as a whole after catching nearly as many bodies as he did balls are obviously pretty idiotic. That said, the clueless comparison they chose to go with is only as damaging to their reputation as the lack of appreciating alternatives they given themselves over the years. I have it on the good authority of my own common sense that the University of Colorado didn't have to resort to showing WR recruits Rae Carruth highlights years after he became persona non grata anywhere outside prison walls. Last time I checked, the Buffalos weren't picking from the same litter of NFL-bound talent available to SEC schools, so maybe the Gators' coaching staff should spend more time looking in the bathroom mirror than looking in the bullet-riddled rearview mirror when it comes to shaping their offense.