Skip to comments.Tebow tried to keep Hernandez from bar fight
Posted on 07/02/2013 4:01:55 PM PDT by FlJoePa
We got word yesterday that Tim Tebow had tried to encourage Aaron Hernandez to lead "a good life" while the two were teammates at the University of Florida, but we had no details as to how Tebow tried to keep Hernandez out of trouble.
Well, until now.
According to Gainesville, Fla. police records obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, Tebow tried to stop Hernandez from getting into a violent bar fight in 2007.
Hernandez was a 17-year-old freshman tight end at the time when he punched a bouncer in the head and caused him a broken eardrum. When a police officer couldn't locate Hernandez at the scene around 1 a.m., he interviewed Tebow.
The police report says a waitress at The Swamp brought Hernandez two drinks, which he refused to pay for. That's when the altercation began.
After yelling at Hernandez, the bouncer turned to walk away, and Hernandez punched him in the side of the head.
"Tebow stated that he witnessed the dispute," the officer wrote. " . . . Tebow stated that he went over to try to help resolve the conflict."
Tebow told police that he urged Hernandez to leave without incident. He also "tried to make arrangements to pay the bill," the Sentinel wrote.
A couple hours later, a different officer found Hernandez and spoke to him as well as Tebow. At that time, Hernandez didn't seem drunk and was "very polite and professional," the officer wrote.
Officers made it known the following day that they would not be pursuing charges for a minor being served alcohol at The Swamp, but "it would be noted in the report so the coaches could handle it internally."
The Sentinel wrote that Gainesville Poilce recommended Hernandez be charged with a felony, but it's not clear how the case was resolved "because all of Hernandez's other juvenile records are sealed."
Urban, Urban, Urban....
Its an interesting article, shows a lot about Tebows charater, and how much of an opposite to Hernandez.
The Swamp is an 18+ club.
That is a 21 and over bar - for everyone. Period. Neither of them should have been there.
Well, I was just told it was 21 EE...If you say so, I’ll take your word for it.
Not sure how Hernandez got in. (of course they let football players break the rules)
You are wrong. 18+
I just called them.
Thanks for posting this in chat. Where it belongs.
The news about Aaron Hernandez just keeps getting worse and worse and now we find out that Aaron Hernandez hung out at a bar and may have even been drinking alcohol.
Hernandez was a 17-year-old freshman tight end at the time
In 2007 Tebow would have been 20.
The real JoePa preferred the under 18.
Couldn’t get in, huh? Loser.
Tebow is lucky he didn’t get shot. Hernandez is pond scum.
Soon, we may find that he used a bad word...
If Penn State was the best school you could get into, then I’m defintely not the loser in this situation.
Since you just implied that Paterno was into underage boys, you clearly are the loser.
You’re a loser because you ascribe low rent pedo jokes to a man who no more deserves them than you or I do. That makes you a loser, my friend. An immature loser.
I highly doubt that you had clear evidence of abuse in front of you and thought: "Should I tell the police? Nah. Best to keep it in-house so my boss can keep it quiet."
You know nothing about this case or you wouldn’t make such an ignorant comment. Joe was given second hand information on a sketchy event involving an EX-EMPLOYEE, and put MM in touch with his superior and the head of the PSU Police. He followed State and University procedure to the letter, and the abuse at PSU stopped - basically forever.
You should be barking up the Corbett, PSU B.O.T., DPW, CYS, Second Mile trees, not the ones on McKee St.
Like I said, you just don’t know much about it. You read headlines and believe liars like louis freeh. Not a good combination.
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