But in Deion Branch, Hernandez still has a friend.
The longtime Patriots receiver spent parts of the last three seasons as Hernandez’s teammate in Tom Brady’s offense, and the soon-to-be 34-year-old receiver is having a hard time believing Hernandez could be guilty of the crime.
“Aaron is a great guy and a great friend of mine and a great teammate,” Branch told the Albany Herald. “I love him to death, and it was shocking to hear his name involved in this situation. I truly hope and pray he doesn’t have any dealings with it.”
Though neither player is currently a member of the Patriots, both remain tied to the organization "
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