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Aaron Hernandez And A Horrible Crime

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, left, stands with his attorney Michael Fee, right, during arraignment in Attleboro District Court Wednesday, June 26, in Attleboro, Mass. Hernandez was charged with murdering Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player for the Boston Bandits, whose body was found June 17 in an industrial park in North Attleborough, Mass. (AP)

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, left, stands with his attorney Michael Fee, right, during arraignment in Attleboro District Court Wednesday, June 26, in Attleboro, Mass. Hernandez was charged with murdering Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player for the Boston Bandits, whose body was found June 17 in an industrial park in North Attleborough, Mass. (AP)

Prosecutors yesterday laid out in extraordinary detail the events leading up to the murder of Odin Lloyd in North Attleborough last week, charging former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez with the horrible crime.

But the story gets even more dramatic. Reports today suggest that police are investigating Hernandez in connection with a double murder last July, when two men were shot to death in their car after a fight at a nightclub. Lloyd’s knowledge of Hernandez’s involvement may have been a motive for his murder, reports suggest.

What does all this mean for the Patriots, a team that has prided itself on being a different type of NFL franchise — one that doesn’t tolerate miscreants on the roster?

Guests

Ben Volin, NFL reporter for The Boston Globe

Dan Lebowitz, executive director of Sport in Society at Northeastern University


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  • donniethebrasco

    Liberace and Roman Polanski were all given freedom even though they were known to be  violent rapists.

    • J__o__h__n

      Polanski fled US jurisdiction.  He wasn’t given freedom. 

  • Jillian Nowlin

    This is so disturbing and upsetting. I’m a huge Patriots fan, but I also grew up a town over from Aaron Hernandez. The high schools we went to play against each other and it gave me personal pride to know that a football player from Bristol, CT made it, not just to the pros, but to the N.E. Patriots. So this really hits home.
    But additionally, I don’t believe in idolizing sports players or any other types of celebrities for that matter. That’s why I love the Patriots; because they care about the characters of their players. Not just winning. It’s incredibly disappointing that he had this opportunity and a newborn daughter, and now he’s messed it all up. Aside from the loss of Odin Lloyd’s life, that is what is most disappointing about this situation.

  • J__o__h__n

    I usually hate sports metaphors but “Monday morning quaterbacking” was funny. 

  • J__o__h__n

    He should have left some room for prison tattoos. 

  • Duffyjohnson77

    I don’t like the assumption that everyone holds athletes to a higher standard.  With all the sports scandals from the last few decades it seems more logical that we should view athletes in 2013 as human and infallible more than we ever have.  

  • Dorothy

    I am amazed to hear this news and over and over again people show how pitiful the KID Henandez messed up!!! First of all he is not a kid, he is grown man, but now cold blooded monster, who killed a man who knows what else he is hiding!!! Was he a black man from the guetto the news would read: monster kills in cold blood! Wake up people, he is a monster not a kid!

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