UF Coach May Have Helped Cover Drive-By for Hernandez

Urban Meyer also eyed in failed drug tests

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 28, 2013 7:38 AM CDT

(Newser) – A new investigative report in Rolling Stone reveals that while Urban Meyer was head coach at the University of Florida, Meyer may have helped to cover up a drive-by shooting, an assault, and failed drug tests for Aaron Hernandez. Meyer has long denied that he enabled Hernandez's misbehavior, Fox News notes; just last month, Meyer insisted to the Columbus Dispatch that Hernandez had to submit to the same drug tests as his teammates. The article, previewed on Rolling Stone's website today, also alleges that the former NFL star, now a murder suspect, was a heavy PCP user. His heavy use of angel dust allegedly made him so paranoid that he carried a gun everywhere, the magazine says.

In this Aug. 7, 2013 file photo, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer signals during an NCAA football practice in Columbus, Ohio.
In this Aug. 7, 2013 file photo, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer signals during an NCAA football practice in Columbus, Ohio.   (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
Former New England Patriot football player Aaron Hernandez, listens to procedings in a court in Attleboro, Mass., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.
Former New England Patriot football player Aaron Hernandez, listens to procedings in a court in Attleboro, Mass., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.   (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
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