New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is currently involved in a homicide probe by police, although he is not believed to officially be a suspect at this time.
The situation remains fluid, but more details continue to emerge after the police executed a search warrant Tuesday night and removed items from Hernandez’s home and detained two individuals.
For now we’ll stick to what we know—a car rented in Hernandez’s name is an object involved in the murder of one of his associates, who was found dead near Hernandez’s home in an industrial park with no attempt to hide the body.
Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk has the latest, all of which occured during the execution of the search warrant:
Police reportedly spent hours inside Hernandez’s residence on Tuesday, ultimately searching the structure and emerging with a box.
Two men who tried to leave during the search reportedly were detained. The car in which they planned to leave also was searched.
Hernandez’s agents have declined comment. The Patriots issued the standard perfunctory comment, acknowledging the reports but declining to address the situation in deference to the investigation.
The box taken from the star tight end’s home could literally be anything so as of now it’s a non-story. It’s also not a big deal that police spent hours inside the house—the kid owns a mansion that would take hours to search thanks to its size.
What’s interesting here is the two individuals who were detained. Whether they are suspects police have an interest in or folks simply barred from leaving during a search remains to be seen.
Of course the most interesting facet of all the hoopla is Hernandez’s role in all of this.
Stay tuned for more as we’ll hit you with the latest as soon as we know it.
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