Rattlesnakes Coach Shares His Thoughts On Aaron Hernandez
Jun 27, 2013 at 4:43 PM CST
Jun 27, 2013
Aaron Hernandez, a 23 year old tight end for the New England Patriots had his world turned upside down Wednesday after her was formally charged with murder. This isn't the first time Hernandez has been on the other side of the law. "When you get to a point in your life, your career you have to let certain things go and I think he got caught up in a situation where he didn't let his past go." Rattlesnakes head coach, Rod Miller, shares his thoughts on this incident saying athletes need to understand they are put on a pedestal in the public eye. "That's what I tell our guys. You gotta watch how we behave ourselves in public. You gotta present yourself as a man." Coach Miller says he's been following the story and will continue to watch the new developments unfold. "Sports is more than just about playing a sport. It's about learning life decisions and he did not make a good life decision." We set out to see what people around Laredo think about this murder charge. "I think that since they have more connections and more money, they can get away with more things than we can." "He grew up in a rough neighborhood with rough people and he couldn't get away and that's a downfall for anybody." One man tells us the patriots is his favorite NFL team and this case won't change that. "Yes, of course. No matter what happens. I don't think he did it." Another person tells us to hear another athlete is in trouble isn't shocking. "I'm not surprised because everyone has dirty little secrets." On the other hand, one man tells us money just went to the famous athlete's head. "There seems to be a lack of respect sometimes with people once they get famous, either football players, baseball players, or basketball players."