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letters | making sense of Aaron Hernandez

Teams failed to help troubled star

THE AARON Hernandez situation is a terrible tragedy. Hernandez is clearly most responsible for these tragic events, if the police’s allegations regarding the murder of Odin Lloyd are correct. However, the New England Patriots and the University of Florida should also share some responsibility.

Both the university and the Patriots used Hernandez for his physical skills and helped him develop his athletic talents, but appear to have provided him with no help with his emotional or intellectual development.

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