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Aaron Hernandez’s Friday News and Views

Aaron Hernandez is in trouble. He’s in a lot of trouble. The New England Patriot is caught up in a murder investigation and all signs point to his involvement in the homicide.

I spent entirely too much of my Thursday afternoon watching a live steam of Hernandez’s white SUV as media helicopters followed his drive from his home in North Attleborough, Massachusetts to Gillette Stadium and then on to Boston. It felt like the O.J. coverage all over again — especially with the NBA Finals going on — only Hernandez wasn’t running, he was just going about his daily routine. That daily routine is in serious jeopardy, though.

It became clear to the public Hernandez is a prime suspect when it was reported on Thursday that he destroyed the video surveillance system in his house and turned his phone over to investigators in pieces. Now police are trying to find out why Hernandez hired a cleaning crew to scrub his mansion on Monday, the day after Odin Lloyd, Hernandez’s girlfriend’s sister’s boyfriend, was murdered. Coincidence? Could be, although extremely unlikely.

To make matters worse, the former Florida Gator is being sued by a former friend who claims Hernandez shot him in the face back in February. The lawsuit, filed June 13, said that Alexander Bradley and Hernandez got into a fight at a Miami strip club, which led to the alleged shooting that blew out Bradley’s right eye and caused severe damage to his right arm. Between the lawsuit and the current investigation, June has not been a great month for Hernandez and it’s only getting worse.

And we all thought Gronk was the wild one.

To the News and Views…

 Nerlens Noel was in Cleveland on Thursday to interview with the team that has the No. 1 overall pick in next week’s draft. The Cavs will soon have a better idea of what they’ll do at that top spot, but at least one website,, is hearing Cleveland has “cooled” on Noel. That same website believes Noel will fall to the Wizards at No. 3 with Alex Len going first overall, followed by Victor Oladipo to the Magic at No. 2.

Kentucky fans would love to see Noel become Cal’s third No. 1 selection in four years, but I guess a Wall-Noel combo in Washington would be an OK consolation prize. Close your eyes really tight and you can already see the lobs.

 Archie Goodwin worked out for Sacramento on Thursday. The Kings have the 36th pick in the draft, right around where Archie is projected to go. Boogie may or may not still be there next season.

 In case you missed it, John Calipari spent about 10 minutes defending Nerlens Noel to Cal said Noel is driven like some of the best players he’s ever coached and raved about the improvements he made in the six months between arriving on campus in late August and suffering the injury in February. “He has the most potential and the most talent,” Cal said.

 UK football target Matt Elam visited Ohio State on Thursday where he met the players, coaches and the governor of Ohio. He told, “I had a really good time and after this visit, I know Ohio State is going to be staying in my top five.” Elam said the best part of his visit was meeting Urban Meyer for the first time; Meyer told him he loves him as a player and loves his personality off the field.


Elam plans to visit Columbus again before the season begins, or maybe for a game this fall.

He’ll visit Notre Dame on Monday.

 Life is pretty great for Mark Stoops right now, but things aren’t going so great for his older brother down in Norman. Bob Stoops’ home was burglarized and his car was stolen while the family was sleeping Wednesday night. An investigation is ongoing, while his little brother continues to steal elite recruits from the state of Ohio.

 Hey, look, North Carolina escaped sanctions from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges, the agency that accredits the school. Shocker, huh?

On Wednesday we learned that Kentucky offered a scholarship to 2015 guard Malik Newman. This is Malik Newman…

Newman, from Jackson, Miss., is an elite scorer who can play either guard position. He’s a top three prospect in the 2015 class and a guy we’ll be talking a lot about over the next year and a half, at least.

 Harry Giles, the class of 2016’s soon-to-be superstar, suffered a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus in his left knee during last week’s FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Maldonado, Uruguay. He spoke to USA Today’s Jason Jordan about the setback and said Kentucky was one of two schools to reach out to him after the injury. Giles said coaches from Duke and Kentucky called him with words of encouragement, and it meant a lot to him. “I definitely was feeling a little sorry for myself at first, but not anymore,” he said.

In related news, Giles is already really, really, really, really good at basketball.

 Let’s pause for a moment to acknowledge the fact that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian named their child North — as in, North West. They must be stopped.

 Friday is a huge day for Kentucky Sports Radio radio as Matt and Ryan will be joined by Vince Marrow and Nerlens Noel on the show. Marrow will come on first (around 10:30, I believe) to discuss the success he’s had recruiting the state of Ohio and the vision Mark Stoops has for Kentucky football. Then, Nerlens Noel will call in sometime during the second hour to fill us in on where he stands entering next week’s NBA draft. You won’t want to miss it.

See you then.


Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

42 Comments for Aaron Hernandez’s Friday News and Views

  1. Mike
    11:27 pm June 20, 2013 Permalink

    Elam is full of not only an entire Chinese Buffet, but himself. Stoops doesn’t need a me-first prima Dona on his team. Go pad your ego Elam. BBN doesn’t need or want you.

  2. Yeezus
    11:27 pm June 20, 2013 Permalink

    Kim & Kanye didn’t name the baby North, that’s a joke. They named it Kaidence.

  3. UL #1
    11:28 pm June 20, 2013 Permalink

    Look at the moobs on Elam. He belongs to the Ville!

  4. Yeezus
    11:30 pm June 20, 2013 Permalink

    My apologies, you are right about North. I read the other name this morning, the buzz has changed since then.

  5. TDog
    11:31 pm June 20, 2013 Permalink

    This is why Kentucky is always a force in recruiting. Not because Cal pays players or cheats…because he cares. Only 2 coaches called the kid and that probably made quite an impact on him.

  6. INCatfan
    11:36 pm June 20, 2013 Permalink

    Come one Elam! That red looks terrible on you!! Stay home and be a HERO!! We need you big guy!! Lets shock the WORLD!!

  7. Mark it Down
    12:00 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    If the white SUV was a Bronco, Hernandez has nothing to worry about. “If the glove don’t fit….you must aquit”

    Mr. Elam, see if Urban will hook you up with one of his hotties, that’s why he had to leave Fla. Ask any Ohio St. Football alum

  8. Han
    12:10 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    Bad night for haters. Bron Bron got his second.

  9. old man
    12:12 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    Where is that guy that keeps reminding us how many times fla has beat uk in a row in football? He can tally up another felon to the uf football program. UK might not win many football games, but at least they aren’t tallying murders.

  10. Jay Dub
    12:15 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    Why is Elam wearing a baseball glove in the picture with Urban Meyer?

  11. Teacher Knows Best
    12:22 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    Matt is a moron and can barely spell his name. Doubt he qualifies for UK. Go to OSU, the standard for academics according to their outgoing president.

  12. Kevin C.
    12:23 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    LOL @ Sacramento, if they trade Boogie, then waste a draft pick on Burr.

  13. Rick Pitino
    12:31 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    I like my coconut water……naked.

  14. Al/in/Indy
    12:32 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    Honestly, all the Kardasians should be court ordered sterilized, for not bringing in anymore freaking idiots into this world… For we have enough in Florida !!!!!!

  15. IBleedBlue
    12:35 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    1)Not a good move dedicating the news and viewsto someone involved in a murder case. Thats not a good look
    2) Ar epeople really gonna bash Elam on here now and say we don’t want him? He’s a huge talent and the best in state. Would be a great get. This football program is not on the level our basketball team is. We cant say were ok with losing top talent because of a potential attitude problem (#1), because we know we”ll still get the other elite recruits. UK is goig to need all the talent they can get to compete in the SEC. Look at how many ofthese big programs (FLA, BAMA, etc that) put out great pos who are not model citizens. Thats how you win in the SEC

  16. Bob
    12:40 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    Can’t you even try to act more concerned about our prodigal new head coaches brothers invasion and the trauma for the women and children. Karma is not exclusive to just who say something but to those also you share it.

  17. Lamont
    5:43 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    Irregardless if he comes to Kentucky or not, Elam needs a manzier

    Their a lot more manziers in Columbus and South Bend then their are in Lexington

  18. Mud Lick
    5:49 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    If Elam don’t come, it is his loss
    We are about to go 40-0 with or without him

    All Kardashians are UL fans, so keep there names and news and views

  19. bigbluetrue
    7:09 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    Anyone bashing Elam are NOT true UK fans but posers from opposing fan bases. Matt- we know that you are smart enough to see through their desperate attempts to sway you away from the only school that loves and needs you. Enjoy your visits big guy but BBN is waiting for you with open arms bro.

  20. Ridge Runner
    7:23 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    Can we just say what everyone is thinking after hearing yet another kid named something odd? Friggin’ weird.

    Tough about Giles injury. Nerlens, we are with ya bud!

  21. MHFaulkner
    7:24 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    Why would the lot of inbred jed’s bash Matt Elam for…..taking an official visit? I mean, it wasn’t like he fawned over how great OSU was – he said nothing more than they will stay in the top 5. Yes. That’s reason enough for some of the dickbags that creep in the comment sections for people to completely turn on a kid that will still more than likely pick UK?

    Choke on some scrot.

  22. Ridge Runner
    7:25 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    I just learned my daughter & son-n-law have elected to name their youngin’, friggin weird.


    Alright…alright…enough. I hear ya.

  23. Kentucky Effect
    7:45 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    Where were the Kentucky alum in last nights Finals? I thought Kentucky ruled the NBA…?


  24. blueisblood
    8:00 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    @23. LOL. Pat Riley is the architect of this Miami Heat team. Pat Riley, former UK great. Nice try.

  25. Kevin C.
    8:03 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    @ 23…. Guess you missed the part where the Godfather himself, Pat Riley, presides over the entire Heat organization. #KentuckyEffectIndeed

  26. Kevin C.
    8:04 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    LOL, blueisblood… Great minds think alike, eh? 😉

  27. twnky
    8:13 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    17…. Irregardless is not a word. i bet you say “i couldnt care less” too. its regardless.

  28. twnky
    8:24 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    *could. lol

  29. Happy Friday
    8:31 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    Posers on here posting negative about Elam are either ul trolls or people that are complete idiots. Chill the F out, the kid took a visit and said they are in his top5….. that’s it!!! I still feel he will pick UK, and for those that are worried look at that pic- he doesn’t even look happy. Plus urban cryer didn’t even get him a hoodie that fit #smedium

  30. EerieLookAlike
    8:35 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    Is it just me, or does Aaron Hernandez look like Adam Sandler on steroids?

  31. BlueRedNeck
    8:35 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    14, 20 – Yep, leave it to mentally vacant celebrities like Kim & Kanye to come up with something absolutely stupid to name their kid. “North West”? Are you kidding me? I guess this will be her “hand symbol” when she grows up:,26/man-pointing-2-ways-vector-533426.jpg

  32. Musehobo
    8:57 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    All I can say is I hope recruits don’t Google their own names (you know they do). Cause I’m sure they’ll be led here to read posts by countless moron after moron bashing them for what seems like just being a normal person. What’s sad is they’re not all trolls pretending to be our fans, many of you are pathetic people, who happen to be UK fans. Sadly, that happens. All I can say is I hope you’re just 15 year olds who are bullies at your school, who will later work for the nerds you are currently punching…if you’re lucky.

  33. H.A. Milton
    8:57 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t give this dude Henrnandez any press, how about Josh Harrelson’s News and Views…he just got an NBA championship ring after all.

  34. jojovandaho
    9:05 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    It is crazy for people to bash Matt or any young kid being recruited for taking a visit to another school. Its an exciting time for him and he should eat it up. The honest truth is there is nothing better then coaches or anyone telling you that you are great, and that is not being an egomaniac. Thats just human nature. I do hope that the negitive comments are from trolls and not UK fans.

  35. Jake from State Farm
    9:48 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    #30, I thought the same thing.

  36. carolinacatfan
    9:53 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    umm… Bobcats don’t draft # 2… and please GOD don’t let them pick Oledipo at 4 anyhow.

  37. Ridge Runner
    10:17 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    33, ya sure about that? He’s in Europe.

  38. CosmoKramer
    10:32 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    #17…It’s a BRO!

  39. Jortsfor3
    11:44 am June 21, 2013 Permalink

    #37 Harrellson started the season with the Heat before being let go. He gets a ring. Thats one more ring than alot of Hall of Famers.

  40. Bobbum man
    12:24 pm June 21, 2013 Permalink

    33- harrelson hasn’t been on the heat for some time now

    And I don’t get the Elam bashing, is this because he took a visit to OSU? It’s a young kid taking his free visit to a big time college can you really blame him? Get a grip

  41. NBA league pass
    12:41 pm June 21, 2013 Permalink

    I’m really surprised about Hernandez, he looks like a nice guy

  42. garric
    1:51 pm June 21, 2013 Permalink

    I think bashing him is idiotic ( again i think some are U of L Fans making us look bad) Saban, Meyer , and Kelly are Huge colleges coaches cant blame him just for wanting to meet them.. I will say this based on the conference and schedule Ohio State would be an odd choice with his other options… We could really use Elam..