Some people have something in them where they can tell whether other folks are good people simply by looking at them and knowing little about them.
Long before Aaron Hernandez decided he would be a murderer, his behavior was pointed out by a concerned father on a recruiting trip.
On his “Snaps” podcast, former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray told a story about the time he and his father drove to Gainesville to check out a University of Florida practice. After Gators stars Brandon Spikes and Tim Tebow took the field, Hernandez would then come out, which unsettled Murray’s dad.
“I remember my dad looking at me,” Murray said, remembering the moment they spotted Hernandez.
“He still reminds me to this day of this, saying ‘I don’t know who that kid really is, but if you commit to Florida I don’t think you should hang out with him.’”
“It was just the way he (Hernandez) was interacting with coaches and players. Just that kind of look in his eyes. I remember my dad literally looking at me, saying ‘I’m being dead-ass serious here, Aaron. If you commit to Florida, I don’t think you should get anywhere near that kid.
Stay close to Tim, stay far from Aaron.’”
Murray would make the correct decision and sign with Georgia, where he would go on to set several school and SEC passing records.
Hernandez, a former star tight end for Florida, went on to have a promising career in the NFL with the New England Patriots but then he would be arrested for criminal activities that included murder.
Parents just have a sixth sense of things.
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