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NFL players react to Aaron Hernandez verdict

Former Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes didn’t seem to understand the jury’s decision in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial. Getty Images

Former teammates and players around the NFL reacted to the murder conviction of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.

Former Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes, who was a teammate of Hernandez in both New England and in college with Florida, stirred things up with his tweet.

Spikes didn’t receive much support from the twitterverse, prompting him to take the rest of the day off.

Brandon Spikes was not the only former Florida teammate who was confused on the subject. Cornerback Janoris Jenkins, now with the St. Louis Rams, made his feelings known.

Joe Haden, another former Florida teammate, is now a cornerback with the Cleveland Browns.


Carlos Dunlap, a teammate at Florida, is a defensive end with the Cincinnatti Bengals.

Former Florida Gator and NFL defensive lineman Alex Brown offered a hearfelt post.

Maurice Clarett, the former Ohio State running back who served 3 1/2 years in prison, also weighed in.

Clarett would later elaborate.

Former Patriots quarterback and Sports Hub host Scott Zolak was pleased with the verdict.

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