Aaron Hernandez says report of multiple failed drug tests is untrue
Former Florida tight end Aaron Hernandez issued a statement Tuesday afternoon vehemently denying a report that he failed multiple drug tests during his three years at Florida because of marijuana use.
A story in the Boston Globe on Monday quoted multiple NFL sources as saying Hernandez failed multiple drug tests at UF, and that his drug use led to his fall from a projected second round NFL draft pick to a fourth round pick by the New England Patriots.
Hernandez said he had "one single violation" while at Florida.
"Leading up to the draft, I provided every interested NFL team with all the information asked of me about football and my personal life,'' Hernandez said via a statement through the Patriots organization. "I was as candid as I could possibly be about everything, including my one single violation of the team's substance testing policy over the course of three years at the University of Florida. That is why I was very surprised and disappointed by the recent inaccurate report of additional violations. I regret what happened, I learned from it and will make better decisions going forward. I couldn't be more excited about beginning my NFL career and representing the New England Patriots well."