An Early Warning About Hernandez
Bill Polian, former general manager of the Indianapolis Colts, said his team was looking for a tight end at the 2010 draft, but steered clear of Hernandez. “There were questions there, which is why a guy of that talent lasted until the fourth round,” he said. The Colts, he added, “never got that far” in their evaluation of the player. “We were not in the Hernandez business.”
As the hindsight bias continues to get slathered on the piece of toast that is Aaron Hernandez, expect to see more of this--namely, a line of people that want to say they were smarter than the Patriots.
Polian, in particular, is an interesting guy to be commenting on Hernandez, given that he drafted Rae Carruth with his #1 pick in 1997. Carruth, in one of the stranger stories you'll ever read, put out a hit on his pregnant girlfriend. After a brief manhunt, he was found hiding in a car trunk with a cell phone and bottles of his own urine.