NFL players react to Aaron Hernandez verdict
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.
IM CONFUSED ABOUT THE JUSTICE SYSTEM THESE DAYS !!!— BrandonSpikes55 (@brandonspikes55) April 15, 2015
Spikes didn’t receive much support from the twitterverse, prompting him to take the rest of the day off.
I'll get back on tmrw when yall done fake caring— BrandonSpikes55 (@brandonspikes55) April 15, 2015
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.
I'm confused man can somebody explain that to me..— JackRabbit2.0 (@JjenkzLockdown) April 15, 2015
Joe Haden, another former Florida teammate, is now a cornerback with the Cleveland Browns.
Speechless.— Joe Haden (@joehaden23) April 15, 2015
Carlos Dunlap, a teammate at Florida, is a defensive end with the Cincinnatti Bengals.
🙇— Carlos Dunlap (@Carlos_Dunlap) April 15, 2015
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.
Everyone has lost in Hernandez case. Crazy....— Maurice Clarett (@ReeseClarett13) April 15, 2015
Clarett would later elaborate.
Yeah... It's sad for all families. Very sad. Families actually do more suffering than defendant and victim. Continuous suffering.— Maurice Clarett (@ReeseClarett13) April 15, 2015
Former Patriots quarterback and Sports Hub host Scott Zolak was pleased with the verdict.
Justice— Scott Zolak (@scottzolak) April 15, 2015