The family of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will gain access to three handwritten notes the former NFL player wrote before killing himself, a family attorney said Monday. Lawyer George Leontire said Bristol Superior Court in New Bedford, Massachusetts, ordered release of the notes to the family, news that came minutes before funeral services began for Hernandez in Bristol, Connecticut.
Dustin Pedroia, still injured, apologized for something he didn’t do. Matt Barnes, trying to protect his injured teammate in barbaric baseball tradition, apologized for something he did do. Pedroia then went as far as to say he loved — loved! — Manny Machado, who has maintained innocence in this dust-up all along, even on Sunday. This episode of Red Sox-Orioles anger should die here, after any presumed discipline the league finds suitable for Barnes is delivered. There’s a four-game set starting May 1 between these two at Fenway Park, and the reset button should be hit before then. In a clear attempt at retribution for Machado spiking Pedroia two games earlier, Barnes threw at Machado in the
No one in sports history had to shoulder the burden that Dale Earnhardt Jr. did, and no one could have done it better.