Beth Healy is a financial and investigative reporter for the Globe. She has covered numerous industry scandals, from the MBTA pension system’s hidden hedge fund losses and secret dealings to the financial crisis and the Madoff fraud. Other in-depth stories detailed the abuse of domestic workers and immigrant construction workers by employers; the $3 billion TelexFree global fraud; a slew of botched state IT contracts; and the travails of the Harvard endowment.
During a past stint on the Globe’s Spotlight Team, she contributed to the “Debtors’ Hell” series, which exposed debt collectors hounding consumers and clogging the state’s small claims courts, and was a Pulitzer finalist. She was part of the team that shed light on self-dealing at charitable foundations, and investigated suicides in the state’s prisons. She contributed to the book “The Real Romney,” helping examine Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital career when he ran for president.
By The series was reported Sacha Pfeiffer, Beth Healy, Bob Hohler, Andrew Ryan and editor Patricia Wen. Today’s story was written by Pfeiffer. ,
Hernandez’s most lasting legacy in football may be one of his organs: His brain. It would show why football, through history, has generated controversy.
The Patriots became the only NFL team with an active player accused in three murders. Some big warning signs were missed — or minimized.
By Bob Hohler, Beth Healy, Sacha Pfeiffer, Andrew Ryan and Patricia Wen ,
Hernandez was known within the Patriots as a top star who was beyond odd. Some teammates found him full of “red flag” behavior.
A rising star with a violent streak enabled by college football. Consequences did not necessarily apply to top athletes.