Aaron Hernandez, the New England Patriots tight end, was hanging out at a bar in a Boston recently with a man named Odin Lloyd and two others. According to Fox 25 in Boston, the four men left the bar together. Only three returned to the home of Hernandez later that night. Lloyd was not one of them.
Police say Lloyd was killed that night.
The report from Fox 25 has not been confirmed by police, but it gets worse for Hernandez, if that’s possible: “forensic evidence places a vehicle driven by Hernandez at one of the crime scenes in this case.”
Hernandez, Lloyd, and two other men were at a bar in Boston the night of the homicide, and at some point, the four men left together in a car driven by Hernandez which was confirmed by a text Lloyd sent another friend, the source says.
It is unclear where the car went or what happened during the ride, but according to the source only three men returned to Hernandez’s home at the end of the night and Lloyd was not one of them.
So in 48 hours, we’ve gone from:
* Police want to talk to Hernandez because a rental car with his name on it was part of the investigation
* The man who was killed was an “associate” of Hernandez (Lloyd dated the sister of the woman Hernandez is dating)
* Hernandez has NOT been ruled out as a suspect in the homicide investigation
* Holy shirts and pants, Hernandez was hanging out with this guy the night he died?
Clearly, hanging out with Hernandez is a dangerous. Hernandez is being sued by a man who went Strip Clubbing with Hernandez in Florida, and then ended up getting shot in the head and losing part of his eye. The man claims Hernandez pulled the trigger.
And now Sports Illustrated is reporting Hernandez fell to the 4th round in the 2010 draft not just because of his marijuana concerns, but because of worries about gang connections:
Personnel sources from multiple NFL teams tell SI that they had off-field concerns about Hernandez. In particular, the questions pertained to alleged gang activity of some of Hernandez’s associates in his native Bristol, Conn. A law enforcement official familiar with Hernandez reiterated concerns about his circle of influence.