Will Pats avoid players with character issues in the future?

Will Pats avoid players with character issues in the future?
July 24, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Bill Belichick spoke with the media Wednesday.

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Bill Belichick appeared to have said all the right things at his press conference Wednesday when he spoke to the media for the first time since former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was charged with murder.

However, there still seems to be some lingering questions following the press conference. And Gary Tanguay, Lou Merloni and Christopher Price tried to answer those on "Uno Sports Tonight." The first question: Will the Patriots avoid players with character issues?

"I think they're going to take it on a case-by-case basis," Price said. "It's interesting when you looked at the case of John Drew this week -- not to say the two are connected -- but John Drew had a gun charge against him as a collegian, was kicked off the Duke football team, eventually ended up at North Carolina Central. It's hard not to draw a line from Drew to Hernandez, especially in the wake of what's gone on with this team over the last month."

The relationship between owner Robert Kraft and Belichick has always been strong -- at least that's what Belichick said in his press conference -- but could potentially bringing in more troubled players lead to some disagreements and ultimately impact their relationship?

"I don't think it's gonna cause friction," Price said. "I think there may be a disconnect occasionally on a player, but I don't think big picture friction. I don't think there's gonna be an open feuding between the coach and the owner."

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