Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Report: Police issue arrest warrant for Aaron Hernandez

BOSTON — Massachusetts authorities are expected to execute an arrest warrant soon for Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez for obstruction of justice in connection with a shooting death, ABC News reported Friday.

Mark Sturdy, Attleboro District Court clerk magistrate, said none had been issued by the time court closed at 4:30 p.m. But the Fox television affiliate in Boston reported the warrant has not been entered into the police computer system, which prevents it from being executed. It also reported police might delay executing the warrant in hopes Hernandez, a former Florida Gator standout, cooperates.

The Bristol County district attorney continued not to release information other than Odin Lloyd's death is being treated as a homicide.

On Monday, Lloyd's body was found in an industrial park about a mile from Hernandez's home in the Boston suburb of North Attleborough and not far from a car rented in Hernandez's name. ABC previously reported Hernandez destroyed his cell phone and security system of his home and hired cleaners to scrub the home, which police have searched.

Hernandez, 23, a native of Bristol, Conn., was gone from his home most of Friday, including when State Police officers knocked on his door. He returned home with his lawyer, Michael Fee, about 5 p.m. Both declined to comment.

Members of Lloyd's family said Friday that Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee for about two years. They said the two men were friends who were together the night Lloyd, 27, died. They added he had never been in trouble and had heard from Lloyd's girlfriend but not Hernandez. "I want the person that killed my son to be brought to justice," Lloyd's mother, Ursula Ward, said.

Police in nearby Providence, R.I., said they assisted Massachusetts State Police and North Attleborough police with the investigation at a strip club named Club Desire. It was unclear if they believed Lloyd and Hernandez were at the club. Employees and customers of the club declined to comment.

Also Friday, the Boston Herald reported the Patriots told Hernandez to leave Gillette Stadium after he arrived for a workout Thursday. A team spokesman said only he did not know why Hernandez came to the stadium.

And CytoSport, a California-based company that makes nutritional supplements including Muscle Milk, ended its endorsement deal with Hernandez. The company did not disclose details of the deal in releasing a one-sentence statement.

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