Nothing about this situation has looked good from the start. Literally the only good thing about this homicide investigation involving Hernandez has been news that he was not yet considered a suspect.
Fox25 has the latest scoop (via Nick Underhill of MassLive.com)
A law enforcement official tells FOX 25 Hernandez appears to be directly tied to the homicide which is why authorities executed a search warrant at his home Tuesday night. According to the same source, 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.
The source also says forensic evidence places a vehicle driven by Hernandez at one of the crime scenes in this case.
LAW SOURCE: Aaron Hernandez was driver of a vehicle Odin LLoyd and 2 others in. Lloyd found dead one mile from Hernandez home.— Ted Daniel (@TedDanielFOX25) June 20, 2013
2 LAW SOURCES: Homicide victim Odin Lloyd sent text to a friend that included a reference to Aaron Hernandez.— Ted Daniel (@TedDanielFOX25) June 20, 2013
LAW SOURCE: 4 men together in vehicle. Only 3 return to Aaron Hernandez's home. Odin Lloyd NOT one of them. #fox25— Ted Daniel (@TedDanielFOX25) June 20, 2013
LAW SOURCE: Forensic evidence places vehicle "driven by" Aaron Hernandez at "crime scene". Don't know what scene that is.— Ted Daniel (@TedDanielFOX25) June 20, 2013
A report from Sports Illustrated earlier today revealed that NFL teams has concerns about the gang affiliations of some of Aaron Hernandez's associates at his home town of Bristol, CT. Apparently, Hernandez has been trying to distance himself from these old friends recently. Bristol is only a couple hours away from North Attleboro, MA where Hernandez lives.
Hernandez also has a civil suit out against him for allegedly shooting a man in the face (you heard that right). The man claims to have lost his right eye.
All extremely brutal stuff. We don't have the answers yet, but the more and more details that leak out, the worse it gets. One would assume Hernandez might face some sort of consequences from law enforcement officials if the above reports are true. At the very least, he should receive discipline from NFL commisioner Roger Goodell.