NESN: The New England Patriots’ White House visit will go on as scheduled Wednesday afternoon. ESPN’s Bob Ley believes that is a bad idea.
The ESPN commentator expressed disbelief that the team would go through with their Super Bowl LI celebration after former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell of an apparent suicide early Wednesday worming.
“I am stunned — stunned — that they’re going to go ahead with the ceremony today,” Ley said Wednesday on “SportsCenter.” “And I understand the focus of football very well, I think, as a civilian, and the pride the Patriots rightfully take in what they’ve achieved with this championship. … There are two major stories today, unless, God forbid, something else tragic happens on the national scene. They are the Hernandez death of apparent suicide and the Patriots’ visit to the White House. And in light of everything we’ve talked about, they will forever be linked.”
Typical ESPN making this about the Patriots. The Patriots released Hernandez the second the report came out. The Patriots want nothing to do with this guy anymore. The Patriots will forever be attached to Aaron Hernandez but they cut their ties with him.
If it was a current player on the team that committed suicide, sure absolutely. They should cancel the trip, but Aaron Hernandez? That’s a bit of a stretch. This is nothing more than ESPN just making it about the Patriots and gives them a chance to fill air time while pandering to their audience. It’s a pathetic attempt, really…
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