Patriots president says Rolling Stone is wrong
FOXBORO, Mass. (WHDH) -- New England Patriots' Team President Jonathan Kraft is pushing back against a damaging article written in Rolling Stone.
The article wentso far as to say Aaron Hernandez told Bill Belichick his life was in danger.
“If we had known had what people think we knew about Aaron Hernandez, we would not have done that deal. And bill would never threaten a player with cutting him down the road, it makes no sense both in terms of how you interact with the player and in terms of the cap,” Kraft said.
It's safe to say that once Aaron Hernandez was arrested and charged with murder, the Krafts were concerned about how this would reflect on the New England Patriots franchise.
The Rolling Stones article took it to a whole new level, saying Hernandez was a PCP addict and was literally a gangster in the huddle.
Patriots President Jonathan Kraft said on the radio Thursday that there were parts of the Rolling Stone article that were “factually inaccurate”. He questioned other parts of the article as well. In particular, Kraft spoke out against the article's claim that Hernandez had flown to the NFL combine in Indianapolis in February and told Belichick that he felt his life was in danger and that Belichick told him to get a safe house.
Kraft said there was no way that Belichick almost cut Hernandez before he was arrested like the article stated.
“I saw Bill today and I said, 'Bill, did Aaron ever tell you his life was in danger?' and he's like, 'Absolutely not.' If a player told Bill his life was in danger, Bill would have said, 'We're calling Mark Briggs. We're calling the authorities.' His response wouldn't be, 'We're going to get a safe house and you're going to go lie low',” Kraft said.
“If we had known what people think we knew about Aaron Hernandez, we would not have done that deal and Bill would never threaten a player with cutting him down the road, it makes no sense both in terms of how you interact with the player and in terms of the cap,” Kraft said.