Aaron Hernandez

Posted: 06/26/2013 by levcohen in Football

If you are a football fan, you know what the biggest story is right now. And it’s much bigger than just football. After days of searching in Aaron Hernandez’s Massachusetts house, today, a number of huge developments occurred. First, he was arrested this morning at around 10:00 in the morning Eastern Time. In videos of his arrest, it looks like he was not expecting the arrest, as he answered the door in workout clothing. This leads me to believe that he was not given the option of turning himself in. Often, in these cases, a high profile suspect is given the opportunity to turn himself in, but Hernandez was not. I believe this is because he never cooperated with the investigation, even before he was seriously suspected. Hours after being arrested, Hernandez was released by the New England Patriots. This comes soon after he signed a huge five year deal with New England. It’s a big blow for the Patriots, but it is probably a move they had to make. I don’t think Robert Kraft, the owner, would have liked to have their team connected to all of these investigations. At 2:00, Hernandez had his arraignment. He was charged on six counts, including murder of his friend, semi-pro player Odin Lloyd. As expected, Hernandez plead not guilty, and is being held without bail. Throughout today’s events, Hernandez has been emotionless, but he did cry a little bit at the end of his arraignment.

Just looking at this from a football point of view, it looks highly unlikely that Hernandez will play this season, if ever again. That’s a big blow for the Patriots. They have already lost Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd this offseason, and Rob Gronkowski had seven offseason surgeries. Tom Brady is a miracle worker, but this might be a little too much to ask for from him.

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