Former Florida and New England Patriots’ star Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder on Wednesday. Hernandez, 25, will – save for an appeal – spend the rest of his life in prison.
Hernandez was coached at Florida by Urban Meyer, who is now the leader of the national championship-winning Ohio State program.
Meyer, who coached Hernandez from 2007-09, commented on the verdict Thursday afternoon during the Big Ten Coaches Teleconference.
Meyer asked about Hernandez verdict: “My immediate thoughts go to the families involved. A sad day.”
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Urban Meyer says he wants to have a handle on how he feels about Aaron Hernandez by the middle of training camp.
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Meyer was brief with his comments, but he’s gone more in-depth about Hernandez in the past. Cleveland.com’s Doug Lesmerises has a good summarization of everything the Ohio State coach has said about his troubled former player here.