Note: I am not saying he's innocent in this thread. The circumstantial evidence is strong, I'm not saying it isn't. However I am wondering about this case because they have already delayed the probable cause hearing and locating the murder weapon is important enough to the prosecution that they have spent the last 5 days searching a lake for it. So I am asking:
Would you want your team to sign him if he isn't convicted, and is there a team that you could see signing him if he remains convicted in the court of public opinion.
Re: In case of the unthinkable RE: Aaron Hernandez.
You can never say never when dealing with NFL teams with lots of money and extremely talented athletes available on the open market. So yes, should he walk, I believe a team would sign him.
I'm an Eagles fan who opposed the Vick signing, not because of his criminal history (though admittedly that didn't help) but because I just never felt he was the guy to lead a successful team in today's NFL.
But sports fans are forgiving, which is nicer than saying they're blind to almost anything if they think it will help their team.