Trenni Kusnierek of CSN New England joined the show Wednesday to give us the reaction from Boston on the Aaron Hernandez situation. Listen to the full interview below.
On her reaction:
At first when we heard about the investigation with the Aaron Hernandez involvement, you’re first inclination is that he is involved, but maybe at a distance. The obstruction of justice charge that was first mentioned seemed the most plausible. With the level of police presence at his home to arrest him and the duration of time it took for them to get a warrant to arrest him made me get a gut feeling that he was going to end up with a murder charge. Maybe not first degree though. I wouldn’t say I was shocked, but I was pretty surprised.
On Patriots’ tight end situation:
Yeah Rob Gronkowski is going to start training camp on the physically unable to perform list. It’s looking more likely he won’t be able to play in the first six games of the season. Then when you look at the receivers, taking tight ends out of the mix, Wes Welker is gone. Brandon Lloyd is gone. Danny Woodhead is gone. And now you add Aaron Hernandez to the mix. This really changes the completion in the AFC East and the Patriots offense.
On Patriots releasing Hernandez:
With the helicopters and media trailing him, the gun incident, and the fight incident I wasn’t all that surprised. I think you had the idea that once the Patriots had probable cause, they would release him. I guess I wasn’t expecting it to happen 47 minutes after he was arrested. My guess is that at that point not only that the Patriots not only knew he was going to be arrested, but also the severity of those charges.