Urban Meyer speaks about Aaron Hernandez situation


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Former Florida Gators coach Urban Meyer has broken his silence in regards to Aaron Hernandez.

“Prayers and thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim,” Meyer said via text messages to the Columbus Dispatch. “Relating or blaming these serious charges to the University of Florida, myself or our staff is wrong and irresponsible.”

“I just received an email from a friend where there is an accusation of multiple failed drug tests by Hernandez covered up by University of Florida or the coaching staff. This is absolutely not true,” Meyer said. “Hernandez was held to the same drug testing policy as every other player. . . .

“He was an athlete at Florida 4-7 yrs ago and there are some comments being made that are not correct. Our staff, myself and our families worked very hard to mentor and guide him.”

As you can read about Meyer only addressed the accusations of drug use and not of any criminal activity that Hernandez may have been a part of.

What exactly happened during Hernandez’s time with the Gators remains a question.

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