Curran: 'Fans, team, and the NFL will bear a scar' from Hernandez

Curran: 'Fans, team, and the NFL will bear a scar' from Hernandez
July 25, 2013, 9:15 pm
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Mike Giardi of "Comcast SportsNet" and CSNNE Patriots insider Tom E. Curran are talking about how the Patriots captains handled the Aaron Hernandez topic in their media availability on the eve of training camp Thursday, and how the team will approach things going forward.

Giardi asked Curran if the Hernandez case, despite two days of talk from coach Bill Belichick and players about how it's time to move forward, will ever really go away from the team this season.

Curran said each legal threshold that's passed in the case will bring up more questions that the team likely won't anwswer publicly.

"Psychically, the fan base, the organization and the NFL at large will bear the scars from this alleged murder of Odin Lloyd by an NFL player, specifically by Aaron Hernandez," Curran said.

How will it impact the team's leaders? Giardi asked.

"I think the lead to be followed here is look how tenuous it all can be," Curran said, in explaining the message that the captains might impart to other players in the organization.