[caption id="attachment_26675" align="aligncenter" width="475"] Getty Images[/caption] With the news of his arrest, quickly followed the announcement from New England that they've released him, and his charges of first-degree murder during his arraignment, we now know the career of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is all but over. "At this time, we believe this transaction is simply the right thing to do," read the Patriots' statement following the release. The right thing to do indeed. Hernandez, such a major part of the Patriots' passing attack, is now a free agent, but not a free man. He was denied bail and we currently have no set date for when this will go to court. What has surprised me the most was not the nature of the charge -- the writing was on the wall -- but the wash of inappropriate comments and articles that immediately preceded the news from the NFL sports media. Some were inane, some offensive, and some just dumb. Kicking it off is George Diaz' astonishing article for the Orlando Sentinel, stating that the news "bodes well for Tim Tebow at TE." Right, because despite the fact we know Tebow won't be learning the tight end position means nothing now that their second-best player at the position is going to jail for a long time. Thankfully Diaz provides us with a succinct conclusion to his hastily-written piece: "To review: Aaron Hernandez, Biggest Loser. Tim Tebow, Big Winner." I'd have assumed the biggest loser was in fact Odin Lloyd, you know, the man who was shot and killed? Or his family? Or Hernandez' eight-month-old daughter? But you're right, it's Hernandez' life that's ruined. How about CBS Boston's own spectacular failure to understand who the real victim was, when stating that at some point Hernandez will "feel like he let down his father, in Robert Kraft." Boo hoo the Patriots, and boo hoo Hernandez' guilt at letting his father-figure down. Here's the thing: The Patriots lost a player from one of their deepest positions, and while they'll be hit to the tune of at least $12 million over the next two years for releasing him, they'll fight to get some of that money back anyway, and probably succeed. Saying all that, we're kind of missing the point. There's only one real victim here, remember? And it ain't Hernandez or the Patriots. https://twitter.com/PriscoCBS/status/350252224284340225 Then comes this gem from Peter King. https://twitter.com/SI_PeterKing/statuses/349906518721839104 I'm not sure the 'character concerns' that caused Hernandez to slip in the 2010 NFL Draft included a potential for cold-blooded murder. The reason Hernandez actually fell in the draft was because he admitted to smoking weed. But hey, let's pretend his enjoyment of a bud in college is somehow related to his execution of a semi-pro footballer. Those NFL scouts who red-flagged him in 2010 sure got this one right! But King clarified his point. https://twitter.com/SI_PeterKing/status/350008668252676096 Oh boy. Again, somebody being a 'dillweed' in no way suggests they'll later put five bullets into an innocent man, two while he's on the ground to finish him off. It suggests they're a bit stupid, or that the person doing the insulting is trapped in the '90s. My point is this: The murder of Odin Lloyd by star Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez opened up a torrent of knee-jerk reactions. Having a discussion as to who is to benefit from the news is disgusting, labeling anybody other than the victim or his family as a victim is equally disturbing, and trying to link the murderous actions of one man to his slipping in the NFL draft is just dumb, dumb, dumb. The only concern we should have is whether or not justice is done for the family of Odin Lloyd. Not Tim-bloody-Tebow, Robert Kraft, or Hernandez himself. Stop writing otherwise.