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Aaron Hernandez won't be out in the exercise yard any more...

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  1. CHenry

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    Didnt have time to read it but now I certainly will. Quirk is right...
     
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    I was wondering if it might have something to do with $$$. Just heard on the TV that without the conviction (which was void because of the law), the 'violation' of his contract with the patriots might be in question and therefore his daughter could get $15 million that was owed to him had he not been convicted of a crime.

    i'm sure there will be many legal steps (though fighting against a child might be bad PR for the pats), but an interesting legal loophole.
     
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    It's been precedent for a long time. It has to do with the right to due process and his inability to act in his own defense.
     
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    I (think) i understand why the conviction would be vacated. I just meant that his action could have been done because of his contract and $ for his young daughter (relying on the legal loophole). More about the context of his action and not the legal side of the conviction.

    I perhaps should have said, "interesting use of a legal loophole". Just that he might have been doing it for his daughter and the $$$
     
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    Ah, I misunderstood what you meant. Yes, that thought occurred to me, but I doubt he would have known that on his own, and it would take one cold sonuva***** of a lawyer to suggest it to him. I think it's more likely that he just had mental and emotional issues.
     
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    I hate to say it because i really don't know much about how he managed his finances, but if the estate does get paid then i'm sure there is a lawyer or two who will be in line for their chunk for the legal defense fees...
     
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    I'd say the state bar definitely needs to at least look into it.
     
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    He could be a real "sleeper" pick in next year's fantasy football drafts.
     
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    I'm guessing illegal immigrants can use the same defense since they can't speak the language and aren't aware they are committing crimes?
     
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    Nope. Ignorance of the law is no excuse, and the court provides interpreters and translators to take care of the language issues, in addition to allowing them to contact their consulates (though failure on that point can result in mistrial/remand for retrial...and I know of cases in which it has).
     
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