Posted July 16, 2013

Video: Tom Brady shared concern for Aaron Hernandez with Tim Tebow in 2011

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Tom Brady briefly spoke with Tim Tebow following the Patriots-Broncos game in Week 15 of the 2011 season. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Tom Brady briefly spoke with Tim Tebow following the Patriots-Broncos game in Week 15 of the 2011 season. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Tom Brady shared his concern for Aaron Hernandez’s behavior with Tim Tebow during a postgame conversation in 2011.

The exchange is part of an NFL Films highlight video that includes Brady and Tebow shaking hands after the Week 15 Patriots-Broncos game in Denver. The conversation concerning Tebow’s former Florida teammates turned Patriots Hernandez and Brandon Spikes was first spotted by MassHoleSports.com.

Around the 1:20 mark of the video, Brady can be heard saying, “I’m trying to watch over Aaron and Brandon.”

“I appreciate that, too, man. They’re good guys,” Tebow responds.

Brady replies with “[Yeah] they’re a lot to handle.”

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Perhaps Brady was referring to his experiences with Hernandez that reporteldy included threatening veteran Wes Welker only days after being drafted. Tebow reportedly was a witness to Hernandez’s involvement in an altercation outside a Gainesville, Fla. restaurant in 2007.

A year and a half after their postgame chat, Brady and Tebow are now teammates, while Spikes continues to be a nonconformist missing Patriots OTAs and Hernandez has been released from the team after being arrested and jailed for murder. An added twist: Tebow could help fill the void left by Hernandez by shifting from quarterback to tight end.

 


6 comments
ghostofpaterno
ghostofpaterno

Urban had a big RUG to sweep things under.  Hernandez and Spikes were bad apples and Mr. Meyer turned a blind eye.  Being a moral person UM could not live with himself, thus throw in the towel•••I quit.  Good luck OSU with UM.

Washheightsboy
Washheightsboy

In the ranking of misleading headlines, that's a 9.5 out of 10.

bradydavid
bradydavid

Bit of a stretch to say that Hernandez threatened Welker when the Globe article clearly states that he responded with a "string of expletives" after Welker wouldn't help him with the game film equipment - not one mention of a threat in there whatsoever

mannythegoat
mannythegoat

Tebow doesn't say "I appreciate that too" he says "yeah, you got to man, they're good guys." Also worth mentioning, if any of this is worth mentioning (dubious), is that Tebow acknowledges that "they're a lot to handle" with an "absolutely."