Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Pats draft pick loves the ganja... Sox's Westmoreland leaves hospital

Pats 4th round pick Aaron Hernandez says he violated the substance abuse policy once at college. He denied reports that he was a multiple offender. This explains though why an expected 2nd round draft pick would fall into the Patriots lap in the middle of 4th round.Hernandez set records for a Florida tight end last season with 68 catches and 850 yards receiving while playing with virgin QB Tim Tebow.

These reports are being blown out of proportion. The kid smoked pot...didn't kill a man and cover it up. It explains his drop on draft day but it helped the Patriots who would be the last team in the league to sign a kid with a real substance abuse problem. He explained the use to teams at the combine. Sources have linked his usage back to the death of his father when he was a junior in high school. Its not like the kid is the next weezy out there trying to play in the NFL.

In better news, Sox minor league prospect Ryan Westmoreland has been released from a Boston rehabilitation hospital more than a month after brain surgery.

The team announced Tuesday that the 19-year-old outfielder was released on Saturday and will continue physical and occupational therapy as an outpatient at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

Westmoreland had surgery in March to remove a cavernous malformation in his brain.

A cavernous malformation is a cluster of abnormal or dilated blood vessels that affects the central nervous system. Symptoms can include bleeding in the brain, seizures and headaches.The team says he has been making steady progress and is in great spirits.

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