Documents released Tuesday revealed that Aaron Hernandez’s friends aren’t very friendly. They’re also not friends, and are instead “associates.” Oh, and they’re also likely complete scumbags.
All of the evidence compiled against Hernandez thus far has been damning, but this was the first time we’ve heard directly from a member of his thuglife entourage that he pulled the trigger and killed Odin Lloyd. The entire summary of the documents released yesterday is must-read material if you haven’t done so already, but here’s the gist (from The Associated Press):
Hernandez has been charged in the June killing of Boston semi-pro athlete Odin Lloyd. The records say Hernandez associate Carlos Ortiz told Massachusetts investigators that another man, Ernest Wallace, said Hernandez shot Lloyd in an industrial park near Hernandez’s home in North Attleborough.
There’s the potential for the worst kind of broken telephone game here, and also friends rolling over on the famous guy to save themselves. But there’s also, you know, a massive accusation from a person close to someone who maybe, probably ended a human life.
Dion Lewis does not approve of this, because the words spewed by Hernandez’s friends break the thug code. Or something.
Although they’re entitled to their freedom of speech and blah blah, I think we can generally agree that saying very little about the ongoing Hernandez situation is the correct path for any NFL player with access to a Twitter account. The NFL has enough dancing to do every offseason while trying to keep its employees out of jail. Having to teach players the basic knowledge that living your life without killing someone is much more important than snitching on the guy who does kill someone isn’t helping matters.
Yet, here we are.
Earlier this morning the Browns running back let it be known that he believes Hernandez’s friends are “unreal” because they violated the sanctity of silence when their bro went and got all murder-y.
That tweet comes to us in grainy screen cap form because it was promptly deleted by Lewis (thanks, CBS). But it gets worse, because of course it does. Lewis predictably received some vitriol from those on the Internet who aren’t aware of the snitching guidelines, and his response to a few of those people gave us a deeper view into how much he values trust.
Man, you just can’t trust people that you kill other people with anymore.