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No clean break from Aaron Hernandez

Even though Patriots cut the troubled TE, team's brand has been tarnished

Originally Published: July 1, 2013
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

The New England Patriots seem to be trying to do the right thing. Now.

Now that they know Aaron Hernandez has been accused of executing an associate. Now that their star tight end is behind bars facing murder and weapons charges, denied bail and awaiting a trial that likely won't start until next year.

Hernandez is worthless to the Patriots now, and the organization is going to great lengths to disassociate itself from him. Less than two hours after his arrest last week, New England ...

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