• Report: Aaron Hernandez planned suicide “for weeks”
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    Report: Aaron Hernandez planned suicide “for weeks”

    The death of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was ruled a suicide only one day after it happened. A major international publication now claims that Hernandez had intended to take his own life for an extended period of time. According to the Daily Mail, “Hernandez was planning his suicide for weeks.” Per the report, Hernandez had given “most of his personal belongings to fellow inmates and covered the floor of his cell in soap,” so that he wouldn’t be able to save himself if he decided to abort the hanging. Also, three different notes were found in Hernandez’s cell. (It had previously been reported that there was no note.) These facts make it even more reasonable to ask questions regarding

  • Giants claim evidence was omitted to make Eli Manning look guilty
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    Giants claim evidence was omitted to make Eli Manning look guilty

    The Giants consistently have said that the supposed smoking-gun email implicating quarterback Eli Manning in memorabilia fraud was taken out of context and does not show that he actually wanted to dupe purchasers of game-used helmets with helmets not actually used in a game. According to ESPN.com, lawyers representing the Giants and Manning have claimed in a court filing that the lawyers representing the plaintiffs in that case deliberately omitted “relevant evidence” to create the impression that Manning was complicit in a scheme to defraud. The claims were made in a formal request to ask the presiding judge to uphold an agreement that information regarded as confidential would not be disclosed publicly. The Giants’ lawyers also contend that the plaintiffs “cherry-picked” the email that seems to show Eli’s involvement, in order to make him look bad publicly.

  • Need to Know: Redskins’ Friday draft picks could be just as vital to success as first-rounder
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    Need to Know: Redskins’ Friday draft picks could be just as vital to success as first-rounder

    One of the areas the Redskins needed to improve last year was their rushing defense on first down. Well, it was no better for the Redskins defense in 2016. The Redskins problems on third down were well known.