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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Urban Meyer responds to criticism over Aaron Hernandez' time at the University of Florida.

Urban Meyer, the former head coach at Florida and the current head coach at Ohio State, has come out in defense of his and his staff’s treatment of his former player Aaron Hernandez and the ongoing saga which surrounds the former Gator tight end.

Meyer texted the Columbus Dispatch giving his opinion on the situation.
“Prayers and thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim,” Meyer said. “Relating or blaming these serious charges to the University of Florida, myself or our staff is wrong and irresponsible.”

Meyer said he recently was informed of accusations of Hernandez failing multiple drug tests which were then covered up by Meyer and his staff at Florida which led to breaking his silence. Meyer denied the accusation.

“Hernandez was held to the same drug testing policy as every other player,” Meyer explained.
Meyer went on to continue to protect himself in the statement.

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

Justin Meyer
Aspiring Sports Journalist

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