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Aaron Hernandez conviction: Gambling on risky players is an NFL reality

Aaron Hernandez conviction: Gambling on risky players is an NFL reality

Heading into the 2010 draft, NFL scouts took a long look at Florida tight end Aaron Hernandez, and the red flags were undeniable. He had first-round talent but also a reputation for frequent marijuana use, a hot temper and an unsavory group of hometown friends who made regular trips to Gainesville, Fla., to visit him. Hernandez was expected by many experts to be among the top picks at his position, but he dropped to the fourth round, in which he was selected by the New England Patriots, because of concerns about his character. One team scout, in a 2010 evaluation report obtained by the Boston Globe, said: "Self-esteem is quite low; not well-adjusted emotionally, not happy, moods...

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