Stay tuned for that next Urban Meyer press conference.

Gee, I wonder what they’ll be asking Corch about this weekend.

In the new issue of Rolling Stone, contributing editor Paul Solotaroff delivers a detailed investigation into Aaron Hernandez’s life, tracing his path from affable high school football star to deeply troubled NFL player to murder suspect. Solotaroff conducted interviews with family friends, high school teammates and NFL sources to help explain why the potential NFL great was ensnared by drugs, guns and a life of violence. Here are five revelations about Hernandez from “The Gangster in the Huddle”:

… In college his coach (then-University of Florida head coach Urban Meyer) may have helped cover up failed drug tests, along with two violent incidents — an assault and a drive-by shootout outside a local bar.

Granted, “may have helped” covers a lot of speculative ground.  But, hey, isn’t that what pressers are for?

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UPDATE:  Really, Rolling Stone, is this all you’ve got?

“We didn’t hear that story till much, much later – the police didn’t file a report,” says a local reporter who was covering the team. As a sophomore, Hernandez was benched for the season opener, meaning he’d likely failed drug tests over the summer. But Meyer denied it, saying he “wasn’t ready to play,” again giving cover for bad behavior. “Meyer kept us at such a distance,” says the reporter, “or flat-out lied, that we couldn’t verify a pot suspension.”

Sounds like somebody who sat in Seat 37F.

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13 responses to “Stay tuned for that next Urban Meyer press conference.

  1. TennesseeDawg

    Yeah, he might help kids cover up some “indiscretions”, but he puts his foot down on anyone who has the nerve to wear blue to his press conferences.

  2. ToccoaDog

    Makes you wonder what’s going to get covered up at Ohio State. As has been shown under Tressel, they are willing to break a few rules.

    • What fresh hell is this?

      Corch has already laid the groundwork for coverup at saintly Ohio State.
      Per the interview with Fowler, he’s assigned discipline and suspensions to someone else on his staff, thus washing his hands of the matter and any criticism that may follow. I’m quite certain he won’t exert any influence on said staffer should a star player face suspension. I also still believe in Santa Claus and was visited by the tooth fairy just last night.

      • Scorpio Jones, III

        The purpose of assigning this to somebody else is that nobody will be able to say, accurately, that Urban Meyer made the decision….nothing like putting an official fall guy into the mix.

  3. Lorenzo Dawgriguez

    But now that he is at saintly Ohio State, he is a different person I’m sure. They are perfect in every way, just ask Jim Delaney and the national press

  4. Hogbody Spradlin

    Corch looks forward to clearing the air and reaffirming his perfect record of integrity.

  5. mwo

    It looks like Mr. Solotaroff will be enjojoying the view from seat 37-F in the Horseshoe. This will always be a big deal in the mind of Urban Meyer. Paul Solotaroff is a bad dude.

  6. Scorpio Jones, III

    It occurs to me that when the Rolling Stone starts writing about college football stuff, the end may be nigh.

  7. Mayor of Dawgtown

    Urban Meyer is a people user. He uses them up then throws them away. He doesn’t care one whit about them. They are simply a means to an end for him–for the aggrandizement of Urban Meyer. Aaron Hernandez is one example. Incredible as this may sound, Tim Tebow is another, although on the opposite end of the spectrum. Think about it and you’ll see what I mean.

  8. 69Dawg

    Hey Corch has changed his ways in order to take some heat off. He has suspended their RB for a couple of games even though the Columbus police dropped the charges. Urban reminds me of the government it is always a 180 degree correction even when a sight adjustment is all that is needed. He has demonstrated that he can punish so leave him the heck alone.

  9. MinnesotaDawg

    In addition to the sleazy coaching mentors (Meyer and Belichick…couple of the biggest douchbags in the business), the criminal justice/law enforcement officials involved in almost every aspect of this case up to the murder FAILED. A lot of people were motivated/coerced/influenced to look the other way time and time again…essentially allowing Hernandez to act with impunity because they were…what? Star-struck or paid off by the big-shot football player, coaches, and programs? Disgusting.