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Did Bill Belichick Tell Aaron Hernandez to Lay Low and Rent a Safe House?

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Rolling Stone’s deep dive into Aaron Hernandez will mostly get talked about because of angel dust, but buried near the bottom of the longread is this gem, which is impossible to believe: After Hernandez had a dust-up with his fiancee in California in March and police were called, Belichick found out and flipped out:

Any more disruptions and he’d be traded or cut at the end of the 2013 season.

Mortified, Hernandez returned to Boston; Belichick, per a close Hernandez associate, had told him to lay low, rent a safe house for a while. In May, he leased a condo in Franklin, Massachusetts, that Carlos Ortiz referred to as the “flophouse,” 12 miles from his mansion in North Attleborough.

So Bill Belichick, a man who loves reclamation projects more than any other coach in the NFL, told one of his best offensive players to “rent a safe house?”

Good luck finding someone who believes this. But I’m excited about the prospect of the Herald and Globe poking around to see how many other athletes have “safe houses” in the Boston area. [via Rolling Stone]

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