Did Cris Collinsworth Forget About Aaron Hernandez Last Night When He Spoke So Highly of the Patriots?

Since getting traded to the New England Patriots back in November 2012, Aqib Talib has been a model citizen for the team. But during his first few years in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Talib was anything but. He got into a fight with a teammate at the NFL rookie symposium in 2008, he attacked a taxi driver and was arrested in 2009, and he allegedly shot a gun at his sister's boyfriend in 2011 (the charges against him were later dropped due to insufficient evidence).

So during last night's Patriots/Falcons game, NBC analyst Cris Collinsworth decided to give props to the Pats for helping to turn Talib's life around. Collinsworth also talked about how the Patriots have made a habit out of helping troubled players to rehabilitate their lives and careers. "Whatever their issues may have been before," he said, "they disappear."

But there's one problem with him making that statement: AARON HERNANDEZ. Listen to Collinsworth explain himself in the clip above. Doesn't it make you cringe?

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[via The Big Lead]

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