Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Columnist says Aaron Hernandez's arrest 'bodes well' for Tim Tebow

It has been said before that one man's pain is another man's gain.

Orlando Sentinel columnist George Diaz echoed this sentiment Wednesday afternoon after writing an article asserting that Aaron Hernandez's arrest "bodes well" for newly signed New England Patriot Tim Tebow.

The troubled Hernandez was taken from his home in handcuffs Wednesday morning and was later charged in court with murder and several other gun-related charges in connection to the death of Odin Lloyd. The Patriots immediately released Hernandez after learning of his his arrest, which had Diaz already thinking about the ramifications of Hernandez's departure on the football field.

Enter Patriots enigmatic backup quarterback Tim Tebow.

From Diaz's column:

As folks like to say, when one door closes, another opens up.

Hernandez’s misery is a win for Tebow.

In this case, it’s the clink of the cellblock closing in on Aaron Hernandez, and the heavens parting for Tim Tebow.

Diaz argued that switching from quarterback to tight end presented Tebow with the best chance to stay in the NFL and Diaz also told USA TODAY Sports that he certainly won't be the first person to suggest this.

“At the end of the day, the fact remains that there will be a conversation about Tebow,” he said. “The Patriots are lacking tight ends, and Tebow will come into the conversation. I am certain that I will not be the only person who brings this up.”

Diaz plans to publish a longer article in the newspaper on Thursday and will touch upon the number of NFL players that have been arrested this offseason.

Diaz ended his piece on Wednesday by writing:

To review:

Aaron Hernandez, Biggest Loser.

Tim Tebow, Big Winner.

Sometimes the obvious conclusion in a situation just has to be pointed out by someone. That someone in this situation is Diaz.

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