Carlos Ortiz has been the driving force behind much of the evidence that has been compiled against Aaron Hernandez in the murder of Odin Lloyd, but could the information result in other players being questioned as well? According to the Associated Press, Ortiz told investigators that “other football players” used one of Hernandez’s apartments.
When outlining the timeline of events for investigators, Ortiz reportedly said that he, Hernandez and Ernest Wallace returned a Nissan Altima — the one Hernandez allegedly rented — the afternoon Lloyd was killed. He said he and Wallace then “went to an apartment in the area that Hernandez and other football players used.” After that, Ortiz said he and Wallace drove to Bristol and Wallace told him that Hernandez admitted to shooting Lloyd.
Tom E. Curran of CSNNE.com noted that Ortiz was likely talking about Hernandez’s so-called “flop house” in Franklin, Mass., where authorities seized several key pieces of evidence last week. Curran also pointed out that other New England Patriots players could be questioned because of the information Ortiz gave.
Ortiz was not necessarily referring to Patriots players when he said “other football players.” In fact, there is a growing belief that Hernandez hardly ever associated with any of his teammates unless they were at the team facility or practicing. That being said, investigators have to be thorough. The Patriots may have released Hernandez and allowed fans to exchange his jersey at no cost, but that doesn’t mean they are done having to deal with the problems their former tight end has created.