Aaron Hernandez has been acquitted in a 2012 double slaying, according to the Associated Press.
The jury found Hernandez not guilty in the first-degree murders of Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu. Prosecutors had claimed that Hernandez gunned them down after one bumped into him at a nightclub, spilling his drink.
The only conviction he faced in the case was for unlawful gun possession.
The defense claimed that Alexander Bradley — who was a friend to Hernandez — was responsible for the shooting. Bradley claimed that Hernandez had shot him in the face months later after commenting on the shooting of Furtado and de Abreu, which caused him to lose his right eye.
Portland Trail Blazers forward Moe Harkless probably knew his bonus was on the line. That could be why he didn’t attempt a single three-pointer in the team’s 103-100 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. And in avoiding triples like a vegan shuns meat, he hauled in a half-million bucks — that’s a big chunk of cash for a player whose career earnings to date have been around $17.3 million.
Harkless had an incentive written into his contract that paid him a $500,000 bonus for finishing the season shooting 35 percent or better from three-point range. He was shooting 35.1 percent heading into Wednesday’s game against the Pelicans.
Portland’s forward is a career 31.5 percent distance shooter and had NFL Cheap Jerseys only shot better than 28 percent once heading into this season. But he’s made more threes this season than any before.
He made the heady move by avoiding the three-point line while Cheap Atlanta Braves Jerseys still finishing five-of-six from the field for 11 points. Now, Harkless can buy all of us at SB Nation dinner for the next few months.