Re: Robert Kraft, Duper or Dupee?
posted at 7/13/2013 4:29 PM EDT
In response to TFB12's comment:
In response to ghostofjri37's comment:
Until someone provides a source or someone in the Pat organization says they knew about everything in AH past (except the chronic issue) then don't you have to take Kraft at his word? Well unless you think his is a liar.
Agreed. But man, with teams paying out millions of dollars to these players you would think they would have a pretty good background person checking each player out. Not just public records but actually talking to people who know the players, coached the players, a wide range of people who had any contact with the player.
Sure, they aren't going to find out the player is going to commit murder in the future but they sure would find out more then what was reported on Hernandez only failing drug tests going into the draft.
Here is an article from 2010 concerning background checks on players headed into the draft.
Also an article from 2003 talking about background checks.
I don't think the background check is infallible TFB. You get what's on the public record. Next, you can interview neighbors and employers if you want to take it up a notch.
BB probably got the inside scoop from Meyer. Meyer is still saying that Hernandez' discipline problems were "relatively minor" and that for 3 years he was a good football player. If BB relied on the information from Meyer, he made the right call. Sadly, it did not turn out so well.