Many NFL observers were surprised — OK, shocked might be a better word — when the 49ers announced John Lynch as their new general manager.
Lynch’s 9-year-old daughter was pretty surprised, too — and not in a good way.
Hernandez, serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin L. Lloyd, is set to stand trial in the 2012 fatal drive-by shootings of two men outside a Boston nightclub.
Prosecutors allege Hernandez shot and killed Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu on July 16, 2012, over a fight that started when one of the men spilled a drink on Hernandez inside the nightclub. Alexander Bradley, a former friend who was with Hernandez in the vehicle, is scheduled to testify in the trial.
Hernandez is facing a separate charge of witness intimidation for allegedly shooting Bradley in Florida in 2013.
The 27-year-old former NFL tight end has pleaded not guilty to the homicide charges.
“‘Lion’ and ‘The Secondary’ are against-all-odds stories of struggle and inspiration,” Levin said, via THR. “Derek would not stop until Malcolm got a chance.”
Butler was an undrafted free agent working the fryolator at a Popeyes three years ago while Simpson scoured the NFL scene for an opportunity for his client. Once Simpson got Butler an in with the Patriots, the corner worked hard to make the 53-man roster in 2014.
That same year the Patriots went to the Super Bowl, where Butler’s Cheap Ireland Football Jerseys interception of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson at the Seattle goal line essentially gave the Patriots the championship.
Butler has gone on to become a Pro Bowl selection and win another Super Bowl title. The rest, as they say, is history.