FALL RIVER, Mass. — Shayanna Jenkins, 24, the girlfriend of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, was indicted for perjury in connection with the death of Odin Lloyd, a Massachusetts prosecutor said Friday.
Bristol County District Attorney Samuel Sutter did not say what led to the charge. He said he could not comment until her arraignment, which has not been set. A message for Jenkins' lawyer was not returned.
Hernandez, a former Gator, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and weapons charges in Lloyd's June 17 shooting death and is being held without bail. Prosecutors said as recently as Thursday that the investigation is ongoing and the grand jury is still hearing evidence.
Three others face charges: associates Ernest Wallace and Carlos Ortiz, allegedly present during Lloyd's death, for being an accessory after the fact; and cousin Tanya Singleton for conspiracy to commit accessory after the fact for allegedly helping Wallace leave Bristol, Conn.
Cassel in: Matt Cassel will start at quarterback for the Vikings on Sunday for Christian Ponder, who has a broken rib.
Bengals: Cornerback Adam Jones paid $130 for a fine to resolve an incident that took place about 2:30 a.m. Monday. He was in a car pulled over for speeding in Cincinnati. The driver was cited for drunken driving. Jones was arrested, accused of making a comment "likely to be offensive or to cause inconvenience, annoyance or alarm to persons of ordinary sensibilities."
Browns: Quarterback Brandon Weeden threw passes for the first time since spraining his right thumb in Week 2, but Brian Hoyer is still set to start.
Colts: Three starters — running back Ahmad Bradshaw (neck), defensive end Ricky Jean Francois (groin) and safety LaRon Landry (ankle) — will sit.
Cowboys: Starting receiver Miles Austin (hamstring) will sit.
Raiders: Quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who sustained a concussion Monday, was cleared for contact. But he must pass one more concussion test, and the team hasn't decided if he or Matt Flynn will start.
Rams: Starting safety T.J. McDonald went on injured reserve a day after breaking his leg.
Fines: Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was fined $31,000 for hitting two defenseless players; Bengals safety George Iloka $15,000 for hitting a defenseless player; Steelers receiver Antonio Brown $15,750 for a late hit and a face mask; Seahawks receiver Golden Tate $21,000 for hitting a defenseless player; Eagles kicker Alex Henery $15,750 for a horse-collar tackle; and Panthers quarterback Cam Newton $10,000 for wearing helmet clips with the logo of a company that doesn't sponsor the NFL.
Late Thursday: Colin Kaepernick threw two touchdowns and Frank Gore ran for 153 yards and a score as the visiting 49ers beat the Rams 35-11. The 49ers were outscored a combined 46-10 in losing two straight. Gore entered with 142 yards over three games. He surpassed 100 on Thursday with a 34-yard score on fourth and inches with 44 seconds left in the first half to make it 14-3.