Shortly after Aaron Hernandez was arrested this morning, the Patriots announced that they had released the tight end, ending his three-year tenure with the club.
They ended the announcement of the release saying that they believed it was “simply the right thing to do.”
The decisive action could mean that the team also knows that this is about to get a whole lot worse.
What a mess. At least now he is “former” New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez. This robs sports radio of at least one storyline – “Why haven’t they released him yet???“
There will still be a lot of noise around this team when camp begins a month from now, and it will continue. They’ve always been able to shut out the noise. This might be the ultimate test in that regard.