Meyer Makes Statement on Aaron Hernandez

By Chris Lauderback on July 6, 2013 at 11:08a

Finally breaking his silence on a story that just won't go away, Urban Meyer exchanged texts with Tim May this morning to offer some thoughts on the Aaron Hernandez saga: 

"Prayers and thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim. Relating or blaming these serious charges to the University of Florida, myself or our staff is wrong and irresponsible."

Meyer told May he decided to say something after inaccuracies of how Hernandez was treated at Florida surfaced this week:

“I just received an email from a friend where there is an accusation of multiple failed drug tests by Hernandez covered up by University of Florida or the coaching staff. This is absolutely not true. Hernandez was held to the same drug testing policy as every other player.”

“He was an athlete at Florida 4 -7 yrs ago and there are some comments being made that are not correct. Our staff, myself and our families worked very hard to mentor and guide him.”

The media wanted Meyer to address the situation and now he has. Think that'll satisfy the trolls? We don't either. Rest assured, they are all sitting at their keyboards now ripping these statements to shreds. Get ready for more hyperbole of the highest order. 

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