Aaron Hernandez release has major fantasy implications

“It’s difficult to focus on fantasy football when we’re talking about the loss of a man’s life — especially under these grim circumstances — so I won’t take any offense if you decide to stop reading at this point. Honestly, I am struggling with this piece myself.

But for those of you who are interested in the implications, well, here you go…”

This excerpt is well said, and reflects my feelings on the subject. Fantasy Football Draftomatic projections have been updated accordingly.

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In a stunning turn of events, the New England Patriots announced the release of Aaron Hernandez soon after he was taken into police custody early Wednesday morning. Authorities have been conducting a homicide investigation involving the death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home back on June 17.

The team said in a statement: “A young man was murdered last week and we extend our sympathies to the family and friends who mourn his loss. Words cannot express the disappointment we feel knowing that one of our players was arrested as a result of this investigation. We realize that law enforcement investigations into this matter are ongoing. We support their efforts and respect the process. At this time, we believe this transaction is simply the right thing to do.”

It’s difficult to focus on fantasy football when we’re talking…

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