July 1, 2013 |
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. - A man arrested in Connecticut in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was charged with a weapons count, and investigators said a third suspect was arrested yesterday in south Florida. Massachusetts State Police said local officers in Miramar, Fla., captured Ernest Wallace early yesterday afternoon, hours after a Connecticut judge ordered Carlos Ortiz turned over to Massachusetts authorities. New Britain State's attorney said 27-year-old Ortiz was arrested in Bristol on Wednesday as part of the investigation into the slaying of Boston semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.
July 4, 2013 |
In trying to make sense of the Aaron Hernandez case, people seem to overlook the obvious explanation. The guy appears to be a violent jerk. That would answer the $40 million question of why a man with so much at stake would allegedly get involved in something as senselessly evil as a cold-blooded murder. All the other straws you can grasp at - hip-hop culture, gang membership, bad influences - seem insignificant by comparison. Take a bad guy, cloak him in the sense of privilege that comes with being a big-time athlete in this country, and it shouldn't be surprising when bad things happen.
June 24, 2013 |
AUTHORITIES CONTINUE to investigate, but not talk about, the killing of a semipro football player whose body was found a mile from the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. A spokeswoman for the Bristol (Mass.) County district attorney's office said yesterday that officials are not releasing details. Spokeswoman Yasmina Serdarevic said officials also are not talking about the cause of death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, whose body was found last Monday. His death was ruled a homicide.
July 23, 2013
The Browns signed rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo, the No. 6 overall pick in this year's draft, to a four-year contract. The deal also contains a fifth-year club option. Mingo's agent, Jeff Guerriero, finalized the $16 million package with the Browns early Sunday. Mingo had been the team's only unsigned rookie as the sides battled over "offset" language. Injury lists Dolphins top draft pick Dion Jordan is sitting out the start of training camp because his surgically repaired right shoulder has not fully healed, and he has been placed on the non-football injury list.
December 11, 2012 |
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots rolled over Houston, 42-14, on Monday night, stamping themselves once again as the team to fear in the AFC - and making the Texans look like pretenders. Tom Brady threw for four touchdowns and 296 yards as New England manhandled the team with the league's best record. The Patriots (10-3), who already own the AFC East title, won their seventh straight and moved one game behind the Texans (11-2) for the conference's top seed. When Brady hit Aaron Hernandez for a 7-yard score 9 minutes, 27 seconds in, that gave the quarterback 45 consecutive games with a TD pass, the third-longest streak in NFL history.
June 26, 2013 |
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. - Police again searched the area near the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, a week after his friend's body was found about a mile away. Some police officers wore wetsuits Monday while searching woods near Hernandez's home, not far from the industrial park where Odin Lloyd's body was found. Lloyd, a 27-year-old semipro football player for the Boston Bandits, was found slain June 17. His relatives said he was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee, that the two men were friends and that both men were out together on the last night of Lloyd's life.
June 20, 2013 |
A Boston man found dead Tuesday morning in an industrial park about a mile from the home of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was the victim of a homicide, officials in Massachusetts said Wednesday. Bristol District Attorney Samuel Sutter's office, however, did not elaborate on the details of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd's death. His family said Lloyd played for the Boston Bandits semipro football team and had connections to Hernandez, but did not provide details. "My son is a wonderful child," his mother, Ursula Ward, said, crying as she spoke outside the family's home.
June 19, 2013 |
NEW ENGLAND Patriots tight Aaron Hernandez has been questioned by police investigating a homicide in Massachusetts, SI.com. reported. Hernandez isn't believed to be a murder suspect but a vehicle registered in his name has emerged as a key piece of evidence, according to the website. A body was found less than a mile from Hernandez's house in North Attleboro. SI.com reported that a source acknowledged a connection between Hernandez and the case. Investigators are searching Hernandez's home, according to reports.
June 21, 2013 |
MIAMI - New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, already connected to a homicide victim in Massachusetts, is being sued in South Florida by a man claiming Hernandez shot him in the face after they argued at a strip club. The lawsuit, filed late Wednesday by 30-year-old Alexander Bradley, comes as police in New England investigate the death of 27-year-old semi-pro player Odin Lloyd. Lloyd's body was found in an industrial park near Hernandez's home in North Attleborough, Mass.
July 25, 2013 |
BRUCE FELDMAN tapped out a troubling tweet yesterday. "Spoke w longtime NFL personnel man who said in wake of Aaron Hernandez teams may use police experts to check prospects tattoos," wrote the CBS Sports columnist/commentator. Hernandez is the former Patriots tight end who is charged with murder. He has tattoos everywhere, including his arms, hands, chest, stomach and back. Authorities evaluated the tats to see if any were gang-related and came away empty. Yet, if Feldman's tweet is to be believed, the league is still considering hiring someone to snoop out gang-ink on its players.