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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Retweet of the Day - June 26, 2013

The New England Patriots released tight end Aaron Hernandez earlier this morning following Hernandez's arrest at his suburban Boston home. Hernandez has been investigated in connection with the shooting death of 27 year old semi-pro football played and Hernandez associate Odin Lloyd. A formal charge against Hernandez is expected to be announced within the hour.

The Patriots, an organization known for the no-nonsense, production oriented, distraction-free, conservative "Patriot way", has had events that fit everything but the "Patriot way" surrounding the organization of late. Not the least of the un-Patriot like events was the signing of quarterback Tim Tebow. Tebow's background fits the "Patriot way" in every way. The media circus that follows him does not.

Prior to the Hernandez investigation, it was speculated that Tebow may be tried at the tight end position. At 6'3", 236 pounds with very low body fat, Tebow fits the physical profile of an NFL tight end. He can throw a block. He runs well in space. He could contribute while sitting behind starting quarterback Tom Brady and backup Ryan Mallett.

Helping lead the Tebow media circus is ESPN's Skip Bayless. Bayless blind man-worship of Tebow at the QB position went from curious to comical to downright irrational. He's been the subject of fodder and punchlines on everything Tebow.

The combination of celebrity, wealth, and crime is a powder keg for the Twittersphere. There was no shortage of Hernandez related material from which to choose. Today's retweet by Faux John Madden (‏@FauxJohnMadden):

"Can't wait to see the 30 for 30 episode where Skip Bayless frames Aaron Hernandez for murder to move Tim Tebow up the depth chart."

I wouldn't put it past him.

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