Colin Cowherd has weighed in on Aaron Hernandez’s death, and the Fox Sports personality says the former Florida tight end threw away quite a bit of opportunity.
Early Wednesday morning, Hernandez was found dead after officials say the former player hanged himself in his cell at Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Massachusetts. An attorney for Hernandez has called for an investigation into the former player’s death.
Later Wednesday, Cowherd spoke to his audience about the news and said that Hernandez, who went on to play for the New England Patriots from 2010-12 after his time at Florida, squandered a quality position in life. Hernandez had been serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.
Check out part of Cowherd’s comments below.
“Aaron Hernandez had choices and opportunities that a lot of young people never have. I’m not overly religious, but the man upstairs gave him Tim Tebow as a college teammate. And the best coach (Urban Meyer), in my opinion, in the sport. He then gave him Tom Brady, financial wealth, the best system in the league, the best owner in the NFL. And he threw it all away.”
This is a shocking story, and there are many ways analyze it all. Cowherd has a point that Hernandez was fortunate to find himself on a dominant team in college and later join one of the most successful NFL franchises of the modern era.
Hernandez threw away quite a lot, that’s for sure.
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) April 19, 2017