You knew it was only a matter of time. According to WBZ in Boston, an arrest warrant has been issued for New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in connection with the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd.
WBZ says Hernandez will be charged with obstruction of justice, and that the charge could eventually be upgraded.
WBZ says Hernandez was cooperative with police at first but stopped talking with them after hiring a law firm.
Hernandez reportedly destroyed his cell phone and the hard drive to his home security system, which likely contributed to the obstruction of justice charge.
The Boston Herald reported on Friday that Hernandez was kicked out of the Patriots’ facility in Foxboro after reporting for a workout on Thursday.
UPDATE (10:47 a.m.): As the news regarding Hernandez’s potential arrest continues to go back and forth, the Boston Globe is now reporting that no arrest warrants have been issued for anyone at this point in connection with the murder.
UPDATE (11:52 a.m.): Sources at ABC News apparently agree with the initial report from WBZ, as they have reported that the police are preparing an arrest warrant for Hernandez.
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