Deonte Thompson speaks at Aaron Hernandez’s murder trial.
Deonte Thompson recently re-upped with the Chicago Bears on a one-year contract. Shortly after that happened, Thompson headed to the courtroom to testify in the Aaron Hernandez Double Murder Trial. Thompson played football at Florida with Hernandez so he’s known him for several years. Despite the fact that Hernandez has already been found guilty of one murder and is potentially going to be convicted on another two, Thompson appears to be still quite friendly with Hernandez.
Once Thompson took the stand, he talked about how he knew Hernandez and what their relationship was like.
Thompson’s answer when talking about his relationship with Aaron Hernandez:
"We came in together, so my whole class is pretty much tight, so that’s my guy. I mean, we played ball together, we was in the war together, not actual war, but football."
If I was the Bears’ franchise, I would not be pleased that Thompson was referring to a convicted murderer as ‘My Guy.” Yes, Thompson is testifying in a trial and is under oath and is simply trying to describe his relationship with Hernandez, but hearing that he’s giving Hernandez friendly head nods and calling him ‘my guy’ probably isn’t the best plan.
I would highly doubt the Bears would do anything about this, but again, Thompson probably should be a little more carefully with his words and how he acts around someone who may have potentially murdered three people and shot several others.
On the heels of the Deiondre Hall situation, this hasn’t been the best look for the Chicago Bears so far this week.