On Monday, Robert Kraft broke the silence on behalf of the New England Patriots and finally addressed the murder charge of former tight end Aaron Hernandez. In speaking to reporters about how shocked he has been by the details surrounding the case, Kraft referred to a letter Hernandez sent the organization before they drafted him in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
As most of you know, there were concerns about Hernandez’s past use of recreational drugs when he was coming out of college. Rumors swirled that he had failed multiple tests for marijuana while at Florida, and Hernandez knew it was hurting his draft stock. Knowing that New England was one of the teams that was interested in him, he wrote a letter to Patriots personnel executive Nick Caserio.
The letter is quite interesting for those of you who are interested in getting inside the mind of someone who could be a murderer. The full text is posted below, courtesy of Boston.com’s Ben Volin: