On Wednesday afternoon, New England head coach Bill Belichick faced the media for the first time in the wake of the arrest of former Patriot Aaron Hernandez. And he immediately quelled concerns that he wouldn't address the topic by starting with a lengthy opening statement, beginning with thoughts for the late Odin Lloyd.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with family of the victim," he said. "We extend sympathy to everyone who's been impacted. A young man lost his life, and his family suffered a tragic loss. There's no way to understate that."