The judge overseeing former New England Patriots standout Aaron Hernandez's murder trial says jurors can watch this weekend's Super Bowl but must walk away or otherwise distance themselves if his name is mentioned.

Aaron Hernandez's attorneys stole the show on the opening day of their client's murder trial, writes Lester Munson. Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh gave jurors instructions Friday before dismissing them for the weekend. The Patriots are taking on the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

"There is an incredible rush to judgment in this case" - Michael Fee, Aaron Hernandez attorney

Dan Wetzel, Yahoo:
There's no gun. There are no eyewitnesses that will testify. There is no plausible motive. There was, Fee said, just a "sloppy and unprofessional" investigation hell bent on getting the football star. Fee was particularly strong because he followed a clumsy, halting and too long opening statement from district attorney Patrick Bomberg. This was a courtroom mismatch.

Hernandez has the superior lawyers. He has the holes in the prosecution's case. The prosecution has the "law." The jury has a chance to watch Super Bowl XLIX, and they are not allowed to mention his name. Aaron lost that right long before the June 17, 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.

Former New England Patriot's TE Aaron Hernandez caught a 12 TD pass from QB Tom Brady in Super Bowl XXXXVI. He caught eight passes for 67 yards and was targeted 14 times on the day.

'Oh, what a tangled web we weave...when first we practice to deceive.' - Sir Walter Scott

Paul Murphy is a freelance writer from New Hampshire.

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