Rolling Stone Editor: Hernandez Could Be Back in NFL in Four Years
Two months after the Daily Mail and other sources reported that police were investigating the possibility that Aaron Hernandez may have killed Odin Lloyd because Lloyd may have known Hernandez had killed two other men, a Rolling Stone editor said he believes Hernandez was “grossly overcharged” and would be back in the NFL in a few years in part because there are no witnesses to the latter murder.
Rolling Stone contributing editor Paul Solotaroff told The Doug Gottlieb Show on Thursday that he believed Hernandez would be back in the NFL in a few years in part because there are no witnesses to the murder in question.
“I think (the case) is not only beatable, I think he will be back in the NFL within three or four years,” he said. “I think they’ve grossly overcharged him based on the case they’re building – no direct eye witness, no murder weapon, no plausible motive ... My sources tell me there will be more than one NFL team pursuing him hotly when he walks out of jail in four years.”
When Hernandez's lawyers filed an appeal to try to get the athlete out on bail the judge made the shocking decision to weigh in on the case and say that while the evidence is "circumstantial for sure" it is still a "very, very strong case," according to a New York Daily News report.
Rolling Stone ran an extensive profile of Hernandez's life that went online on Wednesday.