After six days of deliberation, the jury had a very difficult decision to make. Convicting former New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez to even one of the murders would have meant a life sentence without parole. Fortunately for Hernandez, he was found not guilty on both accounts.
Hernandez was also acquitted of five other charges:
- Three counts of armed assault with intent to murder—one count for each of the three passengers in the BMW who were not murdered with de Abreu and Furtado.
- One count of assault and battery by means of a deadly weapon.
- One witness intimidation charge relating to an incident in which he allegedly shot Bradley.
Then again, Hernandez will remain behind bars for the rest of his life anyway after being convicted of murdering Odin Lloyd in 2013. However, things sure would be interesting if that decision was overturned. So which three NFL teams would Hernandez fit with the most?
1. Dallas Cowboys
Jason Witten is on his way out the door and the Cowboys love drama. Jerry Jones + Aaron Hernandez + Dez Bryant = pure entertainment. This would seem to be the perfect fit. Perhaps Hernandez could even become a television personality. Just look at Michael Irvin.
2. New York Jets
The Jets absolutely hate the Patriots so what better way to get back at them than by signing one of their former star playmakers? And when is the last time the Jets have had a good tight end? Seriously. Think about that one and get back to me.
3. Miami Dolphins
Hernandez played three years for the Florida Gators in college so the Dolphins make sense, despite the fact that they just traded for Julius Thomas. In his junior year, Hernandez hauled in 68 receptions for 850 yards and found the end zone five times in 14 games. If a Dolphins tight end could put up similar stats, Miami would most likely be in pretty good shape.
All this being said, Hernandez will only be playing football in his dreams while he sleeps at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts. The conviction for killing Odin Lloyd will not be overturned and Hernandez will spend the rest of his days behind bars.