HobnailedBoots, on 17 July 2013 - 08:51 PM, said:
I made a thread about it recently. Too lazy to dig it up right now, I'm uploading some music. It involves Hernandez his freshman year. He busted a restaurant manager in the head over being asked to leave or something like that. He was pressing charges before he was contacted by UF and made mention of a settlement but everything went silent on that subject after that.
I don't know anything about that incident, and would be hard-pressed to defend him anyway.
What I do know is AH's father passed away suddenly right before enrolling at UF, and he didn't handle it well at all; making all kinds of poor decisions.
So I'm quite sure Meyer, having that psychology degree, tried the soft touch with him instead of the tough love method; and if it was his 1st incident I'm sure Meyer cut him some slack, chalking it up to lingering feelings about his dad.
One thing is for certain; once AH got away from UF influences and back with his thug friends from the streets, it was only a matter of time before something bad happened.
This same story plays out every year with players who get rich and reconnect with their hoodlum friends after college; it just went to the ultimate extreme with AH. I don't think anybody saw something this bad coming.