Since Aaron Hernandez was arrested on a murder charge and the law enforcement inspected his tattoos for gang links, NFL teams have considered the use of police experts to inspect prospective signings tattoos for gang links according to CBS' Bruce Feldman.
With Hernandez thought to have been part of a street gang due to a tattoo found on his right hand, it has lead to NFL chiefs to consider a different approach before they confirm the signing of a future star.
As tattooed dressing rooms become more common-place, this may need to be done in the relatively short future to stop any further incidents from occurring.
Some tattoo's are forced upon members to prove their allegiance to the gang in question, and picking up on these early could be vital for the NFL to avoid any further Hernandez-like dramas defacing the name of the sport.
Whether a tattoo proves that any star is part of a gang is not conclusive, as Hernandez showed in denying allegations he was part of the Bristol Bloods street gang his tattoo represents. However, if any evidence of a link is revealed by the experts, it may stop teams risking their reputation on a player who could cause unneeded controversy.
Hernandez, being held in a county jail, is due back in court today to face charges of murder in the death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd to which he has pleaded not guilty.
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