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Mr. Laz
04-26-2010, 07:49 PM
Report: Failed drug tests caused Aaron Hernandez's draft fall

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on April 26, 2010 9:38 PM ET
Once thought of as a borderline first-round talent, Florida tight end Aaron Hernandez fell to New England at pick No. 113 in the draft. Now we may know part of the reason why.

Albert Breer of the Boston Globe reports that Hernandez failed "multiple" drug tests for marijuana use at Floria. He reportedly admitted to the failed tests (http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/articles/2010/04/27/patriots_draft_pick_hernandez_failed_marijuana_tests/) at the Scouting Combine. Hernandez passed the test given at the Scouting Combine. and did not fail a test there.

"These kids, they don't get it,'' an AFC personnel director told the Globe. "[Hernandez] cost himself a lot of money.''

Despite the issues, everyone that talked to the Globe said Hernandez was a tremendous value where he was drafted. The failed tests scared teams away.

"He's not a bad kid. He just has an issue," one executive said.

Hernandez won't be enrolled in the league's substance abuse program, but he could be subject to extra testing.

OnTheWarpath58
04-26-2010, 07:56 PM
Interesting that Belichick chose him.

I guess "The Right 53" is the exclusive intellectual property of Scott Pioli.

Hog Farmer
04-26-2010, 07:56 PM
Legalize the stuff and lets play football stoned !

Reaper16
04-26-2010, 07:58 PM
Legalize the stuff and lets play football stoned !
It worked for Lawrence Taylor.

CosmicPal
04-26-2010, 08:11 PM
Legalize the stuff and lets play football stoned !

Hey, it worked for Doc Ellis. :D Of course, it was LSD and the sport was baseball. But nonetheless, he pitched a no-hitter while tripping on acid. It'd be hard to top that feat.