When Aaron Hernandez was being investigated for murder, NFL reporter Ian Rapoport saw an interaction he had with Hernandez years earlier in a whole new light. The MMQB’s Kalyn Kahler has a piece on Friday speaking with reporters who covered Aaron Hernandez at each stage of his football career. Rapoport, now with NFL Network, was the Patriots beat writer for the Boston Herald when New England selected Hernandez in the 2010 draft.
Thon Maker rejects your preconceived notions. Considering pre-draft questions about his age, Sudanese-born 7-footer Thon Maker was considered somewhat of a joke when the Milwaukee Bucks surprisingly selected him 10th overall this past June.
David Freese was on top of the world back in the fall of 2011. Or at least that’s how it appeared to those on the outside looking in. At the time he was playing a key role in the St. Louis Cardinals run to a World Series championship, even earning MVP honors for his heroic performance in the Fall Classic. What we didn’t know then, is that Freese was actually at or near the lowest point in his life. The now 33-year-old major leaguer revealed as much in a recent article from USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, which chronicles Freese’s battles with depression, anxiety and alcohol abuse.