Aaron Hernandez could be a suspect in murder case

Things aren't looking any better for Aaron Hernandez

6/20/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Jan 20, 2013; Foxboro, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (81) reaches for a pass during the first quarter of the AFC championship game against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium.   The pass fell incomplete. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY SportsAs police continue to investigate the death of Odin Lloyd, Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez doesn't seem to be out of the woods yet. In fact, Steve Silva of Boston.com is reporting that Hernandez is likely to be arrested later today in connection with Lloyd's murder.

This doesn't necessarily mean that Hernandez pulled the trigger, but it certainly does not bode well for him, as it means that police believe he was connected to the murder in some way.

In terms of his career in the NFL, this could have enormous ramifications for Hernandez. He recently signed a monster deal with the Patriots that included around $12M in guaranteed money, so if he were to receive jail time, the Patriots could cut him at a cost of about $8M, and his career would essentially be over.

There are a ton of rumors swirling around about this situation, including one saying that the murder was drug related, and also that the victim was dating Hernandez's girlfriend's sister.

One theory is that Hernandez may have been driving the car involved in the murder.

Regardless, this is starting to look very bad for Hernandez and the Patriots, who already had some issues at the tight end position with Rob Gronkowski recovering from back and forearm surgery.

Not to make light of a serious situation, but could this lead to Tim Tebow getting some playing time at tight end?
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6/20/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61958 respect

It feels like one of those girls pulled the trigger to me....and isn't one of the cars he rented still missing? Who the hell was driving it. I wanna know, dammit.

6/20/13   |   Jess   |   34876 respect

Pat wrote:
I've been told that Tebow IS the white Bronco, and was signed precisely for situations like this.

*snort*

6/20/13   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

MortonsLaw wrote:
Who's going to drive the white bronco when he makes a run for it?

I've been told that Tebow IS the white Bronco, and was signed precisely for situations like this.

6/20/13   |   MortonsLaw   |   156 respect

Who's going to drive the white bronco when he makes a run for it?

6/20/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

This is one strange story!!!

6/20/13   |   Jess   |   34876 respect

It's bizarre to me that being involved in something like this isn't considered a breach of contract on Hernandez's end (if he was in fact involved) and that the Pats couldn't cut him without being responsible for the $8M - or anything for that matter. I don't know the legalities of this type of stuff, but it just doesn't seem right.

As for the Tebow question - is he willing to take the field as anything other than a QB? I kinda thought that was why he was so weird about playing other positions in NY (which is why I was also shocked to see him sign with the Pats of all teams.)

6/20/13   |   Scott   |   53758 respect

Only if Tim Tebow is open to the idea of actually getting onto the field in game situations.