Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been arrested

Aaron Hernandez has finally been arrested [UPDATE: And cut by the Patriots]

6/26/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Blog Photo - Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been arrestedAaron Hernandez's lawyer may have spoken too soon when he bashed the media for falsely reporting that Aaron Hernandez would be arrested, because... well, he has actually been arrested now.

We're not yet sure exactly what the charges are, but it's obviously in connection with the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, who was reportedly a friend of Hernandez at one time and was apparently dating Hernandez's girlfriend's sister.

There have been rumors that the Patriots would immediately cut Hernandez if and when he was arrested, so we'll see if there's any truth to that. My gut instinct is that they should at least wait for an arraignment to see what charges will be levied against Hernandez, and whether or not they'll stick.

This looks pretty bad for Hernandez, but we'll see how it all shakes out.

UPDATE -- 10:30 a.m.

Hernandez has now been released by the New England Patriots, according to the team's official twitter account:



The team also released the following statement about Hernandez:

"A young man was murdered last week and we extend our sympathies to the family and friends who mourn his loss. Words cannot express the disappointment we feel knowing that one of our players was arrested as a result of this investigation. We realize that law enforcement investigations into this matter are ongoing. We support their efforts and respect the process.  At this time, we believe this transaction is simply the right thing to do."

NFL teams usually have pretty solid connections with local law enforcement, so there's a high likelihood that the Patriots know a lot more than the rest of us, and this definitely does not bode well for Hernandez.

We'll keep you updated as the story progresses.
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