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Old 05-09-2017, 02:10 PM   #31
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So now that Hernandez is dead, I guess they decided that he never killed anybody after all.

Go figure.
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Old 05-09-2017, 04:08 PM   #32
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So now that Hernandez is dead, I guess they decided that he never killed anybody after all.

Go figure.
It's law. In some states you have to file a motion, and in others it's automatic. If you die with appeals in process, your guilty verdict is vacated.
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Old 05-09-2017, 04:13 PM   #33
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It's law. In some states you have to file a motion, and in others it's automatic. If you die with appeals in process, your guilty verdict is vacated.
No, I'm pretty sure it means he didn't actually kill the guy.
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Old 05-09-2017, 04:28 PM   #34
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No, I'm pretty sure it means he didn't actually kill the guy.
Legally speaking, that is correct. He is not a convicted murderer at this point.

Murderer yes, convicted, no.
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Old 05-10-2017, 12:11 PM   #35
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It's a stupid law.. Not that it matters a whole lot, except maybe to the family of the guy he killed.
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Old 05-10-2017, 01:50 PM   #36
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It's a stupid law.. Not that it matters a whole lot, except maybe to the family of the guy he killed.
And the Pats who now owe his estate 6 million
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Old 05-10-2017, 02:05 PM   #37
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And the Pats who now owe his estate 6 million
I think the Pats would have a case for not paying it. I'm sure the NFL has lower standards of proof than the courts
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Old 05-10-2017, 02:22 PM   #38
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I think the Pats would have a case for not paying it. I'm sure the NFL has lower standards of proof than the courts
There is no way the Pats will ever pay that. Hernandez violated his contract when he did not show for practice or games in 2013, 2014, 2015, or 2016.

Yes, going to jail, while it may not be willful, does constitute "failure to appear". It's the reason your job can terminate you for being in jail for three days even if you are not convicted.

He had a contract that said he had to play and participate in practices. He failed to do that. His contract and any remaining monies was null and void.
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