Urban Meyer, under fire from the Aaron Hernandez fiasco, escaped to the Bahamas and was fishing Wednesday – his 49th birthday – for bonefish instead of getting grilled by reporters.
The same day Meyer was fishing the northern Bahamas with his son and fishing guides, Sports Illustrated columnist Michael Rosenburg was blasting the Ohio State coach for his handling of Hernandez at Florida.
Meyer was responsible for Hernandez enrolling at Florida. Hernandez got in some legal trouble at Florida — he was questioned after a shooting — but there is not a lot of evidence that Meyer should have kicked Hernandez off the team. Still, the idea that Hernandez was harmless at Florida is laughable. There is a reason so many NFL teams stayed away from him.
Hey, we all make mistakes. Meyer made a bunch at Florida. And no, I am not saying Meyer is responsible for the death of Odin Lloyd. But at some point, Meyer should realize that his mistakes were significant, they were embarrassing, and in the case of Hernandez, apparently horrifying.
Meanwhile, in the Bahamas, Meyer was catching his first bonefish, which weighed in around three pounds.
Maybe Meyer will come back to the States and talk more about his relationship with Hernandez. Maybe he’ll come home and wish he were back in the Bahamas fishing. Maybe he’ll come home and admit that he drove Hernandez to becoming an irresponsible thug who murders people execution style.
I’m pretty sure I know which one the media wants to hear.