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Aaron Hernandez reportedly destroyed home security system, cell phone

Aaron HernandezAaron Hernandez truly is looking worse by the minute, as the reports of his potential involvement with the murder of Odin Lloyd continue rolling in at a furious pace. Police have already searched the New England Patriots tight end’s home in North Attleboro, Mass., but authorities are reportedly planning to return on Thursday with another warrant based on evidence that Hernandez destroyed his home security system.

According to ABC News, an investigator and law enforcement sources have confirmed that Hernandez’s home security system — which included video surveillance — has been intentionally destroyed. His attorneys also reportedly handed over a cell phone to authorities that was “in pieces.”

It gets worse. Police are also reportedly interested in finding out why a cleaning crew was hired on Monday to scrub Hernandez’s $1.3 million home.

Of course, there could be a logical explanation for this series of coincidences. Hernandez could have smashed his cell phone after he got into an argument with his girlfriend. The security system may not have worked properly so he became so frustrated he decided to destroy it. As for the scrubbing of the house, well, NFL players in their mid-20s tend not to be very neat.

Let’s recap. Since Tuesday, Hernandez went from being questioned in a murder investigation but not a suspect, to not being ruled out as a suspect, to having been with the victim the night of the murder, to multiple reports that he is expected to be arrested in connection with the investigation. Now, he has allegedly destroyed potential evidence. Other than that, there has been very little excitement in the life of Aaron Hernandez over the past few days.

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Aaron Hernandez to reportedly be arrested in connection with Odin Lloyd murder

Aaron Hernandez PatriotsRoughly 12 hours after a plethora of new information surfaced regarding Aaron Hernandez’s potential involvement in the murder of Odin Lloyd, a report from Boston.com’s Steve Silva has cited a law enforcement source who claims Hernandez is going to be arrested.

Most people saw this coming. On Wednesday night, a report from FOX 25 Boston’s Ted Daniel heavily implicated Hernandez in saying that he was allegedly at a bar with Lloyd and two others the night Lloyd was murdered. A source said Hernandez, Lloyd and two others were riding in a vehicle that night and that only three of them returned to Hernandez’s house. One of them was not Lloyd.

A law source also placed Hernandez and the victim together in two separate locations and other sources say Lloyd sent a text message to a friend that included a reference to the New England Patriots tight end.

News helicopters followed Hernandez from his home to Gillette Stadium on Thursday morning.

The more information that comes out, the worse it gets for Hernandez. Whether he pulled the trigger or not, it is certainly starting to seem like he was in some way involved with the murder. And if he was, you have to wonder how someone with so much going for them could be so incredibly stupid.

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Report: Aaron Hernandez drove car with Odin Lloyd in it, returned without Lloyd

Aaron HernandezA new report from Boston FOX 25 Boston reporter Ted Daniel heavily implicates Aaron Hernandez in the homicide case of Odin Lloyd.

The New England Patriots tight end reportedly had been uncooperative with the investigation into the homicide of Lloyd, whose body was found on Monday around a mile from Hernandez’s home. Hernandez has not been named as a suspect nor ruled out as a suspect, according to various reports. But Daniel reports some information that makes it seem like Hernandez was somehow involved or connected to the murder.

According to Daniels, Hernandez, Lloyd, and two others were at a bar the night of the homicide. At some point they left the bar, which reportedly was confirmed via text message sent by Lloyd to a friend. Daniels does not know what happened after that, but his source told him three men returned to Hernandez’s home without Lloyd.

Here’s what Daniel reported on Twitter Wednesday:

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Everything you need to know about the cases involving Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez PatriotsNew England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is in the news this week because of two serious issues. We’ll do our best to break down exactly what Hernandez is facing and why he is involved in both cases.

Hernandez, 23, was a star high school player in Bristol, Conn., before moving on to Florida from 2007-2009. He was drafted in the fourth-round by the Patriots in 2010 and reportedly slipped in the draft because of failed drug tests in college. He has caught 175 passes for 1,956 yards and 18 touchdowns in 38 career games for the Pats and has been limited by injuries.

On Tuesday, it was reported that Hernandez was questioned by police in a homicide case.

A 27-year-old man named Odin Lloyd was found dead by a jogger in North Attleboro, Mass., on Monday. Lloyd’s body was found about a mile from Hernandez’s home, and a report said the possible connection between Hernandez and the case was a rental car found near the body that was in the tight end’s name. Hernandez supposedly was being uncooperative in the police’s attempt to investigate the case. He reportedly has not been ruled out as a suspect, though SI says Hernandez is not believed to be a suspect.

Lloyd was a player for the Boston Bandits, a semi-pro football league. The Boston Globe says a neighbor told them it was known that Lloyd would hand out with Patriots players. WBZ in Boston also reported that Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez’s girlfriend.

On Wednesday, TMZ brought up another case involving Hernandez that appears to be unrelated to the homicide.

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Aaron Hernandez reportedly questioned by police in homicide probe

Aaron-Hernandez-PatriotsWith Rob Gronkowski having undergone back surgery on Tuesday, the last thing the New England Patriots need is to lose fellow tight end Aaron Hernandez. That is why Pats fans will likely hold their collective breath when they hear that Hernandez is reportedly being questioned by police in connection with a homicide that may have taken place near his home.

Two police officers were parked outside Hernandez’s home in North Attleboro, Mass. for most of the day on Tuesday. According to The Sun Chronicle of Attleboro, via SI.com, a vehicle rented in Hernandez’s name has emerged as a key piece of evidence in the case. Police are interested in questioning the 23-year-old tight end and may ask to search his home.

On Monday, a jogger found the body of a 27-year-old Boston man in a clearing in North Attleboro less than a mile from Hernandez’s home. Police have reportedly identified a 2013 Chevy Suburban rental car with Rhode Island license plates that is tied to Hernandez’s name and possibly connected to the murder. Investigators are reportedly hoping to analyze the Enterpise rental for fingerprints.

A Sports Illustrated source confirmed that Hernandez has spoken to authorities in connection with the case, but specified that he is not believed to be a murder suspect.

While little is known about the case and there is absolutely no reason to speculate that Hernandez is guilty of anything, it’s always concerning to hear that a player’s name is tied with a murder investigation. If nothing else, having his name involved with a situation like this could present a distraction for Hernandez and the Patriots.

UPDATE (8:34 p.m.): ABC News has reported that police have indeed conducted a search of Hernandez’s home, though two sources say he was being “uncooperative” with police since the body of the 27-year-old man was found. Two of Hernandez’s friends also reportedly tried to leave his house at the time of the search but were stopped by police at the end of the driveway.

Hernandez is still not considered to be a suspect in the potential murder, but it’s never good to hear the word “uncooperative” when dealing with a homicide investigation.

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Bill Belichick kissed Aaron Hernandez’s boo-boo

Bill Belichick is often viewed as a “Robo coach” who displays very few feelings and emotions, but we’re learning that’s not who he really is. The Patriots coach actually showed some compassion during one of the team’s recent practices.

According to the Boston Globe, tight end Aaron Hernandez hurt his elbow during Wednesday’s practice and Bill Belichick went to kiss the boo-boo (see the photo here).

“I had a little bruise on my elbow and I was whining about it, and he was just showing me the love of a father figure and he gave me a kiss on the elbow,” Hernandez said after practice on Friday, according to the Globe.

Hernandez didn’t ask Belichick to kiss it but …

“I damn sure liked it though. Felt some love,” said Hernandez.

It’s getting mushy at Pats practice, enough to make me cry.

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Aaron Hernandez will never be satisfied because he always wants more money


I’m sure Bill Belichick will be pleased to hear that tight end Aaron Hernandez is never satisfied, but it’s probably a little alarming for fans to read that he always wants more money. I double-checked to make sure the Patriots tight end wasn’t citing some rap lyrics or something on that tweet, and it doesn’t look like he was. Take this as a forewarning, Patriots fans: when your tight end leaves in free agency many years down the line it really was about the money. Oh yeah, that tweet also probably explains his whole touchdown dance celebration too.