Passing along some links from around the web on the Aaron Hernandez situation:
1. Michael Rosenberg of SI.com writes that Hernandez never left his checkered past behind.
2. Peter Schrager of FoxSports.com writes that the Patriots are in a crisis on the field.
3. Meanwhile, Jen Floyd Engel of FoxSports.com says that the Patriots shouldn't be blamed for drafting, paying and subsequently cutting Hernandez.
4. Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports dives into the emotionless Hernandez during his arraignment in court today.
5. Wetzel's Yahoo! Sports colleague, Les Carpenter, opines that releasing Hernandez was another example of the Patriot Way.
6. Bill Barnwell of Grantland.com digs into both the football and financial implications of the Hernandez situation.
7. James Walker, who covers the AFC East for ESPN.com, states that the Patriots aren't the same without Hernandez, but that they had no choice but to release him.
8. Chris Burke of SI.com chimes in on what's next for the Patriots offense without Hernandez.
9. Peter King of SI.com provides an analysis (via phone call) of why the Patriots opted to release Hernandez.
10. Alex Marvez, attending the NFL Rookie Symposium, notes that Hernandez provides a lesson to the NFL's rookies.
11. Lester Munson on ESPN.com writes that Hernandez faces a tough case based on details presented at his arraignment.
12. Mike Reiss on ESPNBoston.com says that Aaron Hernandez had everyone fooled, including the Patriots.
13. Jeff Jacobs of the Hartford Courant says that Aaron Hernandez had it all, except courage.
14. Ben Volin of the Boston Globe writes on the Patriots quickly running out of patience with Hernandez.
15. Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald examines how the Patriots' image took a hit in light of the Hernandez arrest.