Bill Belichick Could Be A Witness In Latest Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial
Bill Belichick has had quite a whirlwind couple of years. His New England Patriots have won two Super Bowls since being accused of and eventually fined and docked draft picks over for knowledge of supposed tampering with the PSI of game their balls. The intensity of the hatred that he now elicits from NFL fans around the country is eclipsed only by the utter reverence he is given by New England fans and the media since he won his fifth ring with the Pats.
However at the end of the day, that's all just football. It's not life or death. A high-profile murder trial is though, and Belichick may find himself smack dab in the middle of one.
Convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez is set to stand trial yet again, this time for the 2012 double-murder of Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, and his legendary former head coach is included on a list of potential witnesses for the defense in the trial.
The former Patriots tight end was originally arrested, tried and convicted for the 2013 murder of Boston-native and semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, and is currently serving a life sentence for first-degree murder.
Also reportedly on the list of potential witnesses for the trial, which is set to begin next Wednesday, are Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey.
The likelihood that Belichick and McDaniels will be called to testify is incredible slim, especially considering how exceptional everyone in the Patriots organization is at being tight-lipped. Obviously swearing an oath to tell the truth is a little different that a post-game press conference, but I have a feel like that Belichick is perfectly capable of saying nothing while still fulfilling his legal obligation not to lie on the stand.
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