Juror links Aaron Hernandez to Deflategate, dismissed from murder trial

A woman who associated Aaron Hernandez with the Patriots Deflategate scandal was one of several potential jurors dismissed Friday from Hernandez’s double murder trial, the Boston Globe reported.

Four others were dismissed for discussing the case amongst themselves, a violation of the judge’s orders.

Boston Herald writer Ron Borges wrote a column Friday pointing out that Owens isn’t the first receiver with lofty career stats overlooked by the Hall, mentioning old-school players such as Billy Wilson and Billy Howton along with more recent stars (Sterling Sharpe), who are still on the outside looking in.

But for those critics who say Owens’ numbers guarantee him a spot in the hall, Borges offered this spin: “Owens not only led the NFL in drops once, he finished in the top four in drops seven other seasons during his 15-year career. … that means for more than half the years he played, Terrell Owens was annually among the top four receivers in drops. Sorry, but that’s not my definition of ‘first-ballot Hall of Famer.’”

Drops are not an official NFL stat, and some in the Twitterverse wondered where Borges got his numbers. Others pointed out that many great receivers, including Jerry Rice, had a lot of drops, for a simple reason — they got more targets. More targets equals more potential drops.

Borges’ final message to critics of the decision: “…you might want to Cheap Infant Jerseys drop your volume a bit on this matter and wait for T.O.’s moment to come, as it rightly will.”

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