Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton’s No. 1 supporter is his backup AJ McCarron.
The former Alabama QB and national champion wholeheartedly defended his teammate to reporters Monday.
“Do you think he wants to have tipped balls that turn into interceptions?” he said. “Has he worked his whole life for that, has he worked all week for that? No.”
On Thursday, Boston University released the results of its postmortem examination of his donated brain that found Hernandez had a severe case of CTE, the brain disease linked to concussions that can lead to violent behavior and suicide. Hernandez, of course, committed suicide in April while serving a life sentence for murder.
The lawsuit, filed by lawyer Jose Baez in U.S. District Court, claims the NFL and the Patriots failed to protect players’ safety. The league, though, says the lawsuit is flawed.
“His personal story is complex, it doesn’t lend itself to simple answers,” said NFL spokesperson Joe Lockhart, per Pro Football Talk. “He was convicted of a homicide and his well-documented behavioral issues began long before he played in the National Football League. … The real victims are the friends and family of those he killed, along with his young daughter.”
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