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Aaron Hernandez Charged With Murder; Patriots Release Him


[Edit by John B, 06/26/13 3:23 PM EDT ]

Hernandez was charged on one count of murder and five weapons counts at his arraignment.

[Edit by John B, 06/26/13 10:28 AM EDT ]

The Patriots have announced they have released Hernandez following his arrest.


Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was taken from his home by police this morning in handcuffs.

Hernandez was expected to be arraigned Wednesday at the Attleborough District Court. Hernandez has been implicated in a police investigation of the homicide of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semipro football player who was found on June 17 in an industrial park within a mile of Hernandez’s home. Lloyd’s family members said Lloyd and Hernandez were friends who had been together the previous day. Published reports have indicated that Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee.

This was expected as reports surfaced last week of Hernandez's eventual arrest being likely. Police have not announced what charges Hernandez will be facing at this time. It is quite possible we are simply in the opening chapter of this disturbing story.

As always, please keep in mind that a man is dead, and this story is a lot bigger than football when commenting.