Just a day after the Patriots star tight end's lawyer blasted the media for putting out false information on there being warrants for his client's arrest, Hernandez has been taken into police custody in the murder case of Odin Lloyd.
Aaron Hernandez was just led out of his home in North Attleborough in handcuffs by law enforcement officials, and put into a police vehicle.
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) June 26, 2013
It is still unclear exactly what Hernandez is being charged with. There were reports initially that he would be brought in for obstruction of justice after apparently destroying his security system, cell phone and have a cleaning service scrub his home before police arrived. While serious, that charge would be much preferable to a man slaughter charge. Ray Lewis had an obstruction of justice charge levied against him, and later went on to become Super Bowl MVP. Will NFL Commisioner Roger Goodell let Hernandez play this year despite how the trial goes? It isn't likely.
Hernandez has been involved in the murder case of his associate Odin Lloyd since last week. Lloyd's body was discovered just about a mile from Hernandez's home with a rental car registered to the NFL player nearby. It is believed he was shot in the head.
Reports indicated that Hernandez, Lloyd and two others left a Boston club last Monday but Lloyd was the only one to not return. Police have been in and out of the Hernandez home and the surrounding area since last Tuesday.