Aaron Hernandez: Why—and What Next?

Aaron Hernandez: Why—and What Next?

In this relatively brief take on the recent events involving the (now former) Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, NECN’s Greg Wayland gets Dan Lebowitz, executive director of the Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern, to comment on some possible causes and effects of the Hernandez case.

You know, we live in a culture that sort of glorifies violence in many respects and glorifies celebrity and this is sort of the apex of the two, [but] I’d hate to indict the entire NFL.

For more from Dan Lebowitz, check out his post on Jason Williams’ decision to come out as a gay athlete, or jump to his HuffPost Live discussion of Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Collins’ controversial dismissal.

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