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Kraft can't be serious about being duped, can he?

Patriots owner Robert Kraft says he was "duped" by Aaron Hernandez.

Does anyone really believe him?

Plenty of NFL teams passed on Hernandez because of his history at Florida.

The Patriots took a chance on Hernandez based on his exceptional talent. Hernandez took that opportunity and ran with it on the field. He was one of the top tight ends in the league.

The Patriots rewarded him with a mega-contract.

The Patriots acted like any college team or pro team, they rewarded a player that can help them win.

If Kraft was angry, mad or extremely disappointed, then I'd buy it.

You can't blame the Patriots for Hernandez's actions, and they have to be commended for cutting Hernandez.

But duped? C'mon.

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