Just a day after Aaron Hernandez’s attorney blasted the media in a statement for false reports of an arrest warrant being issued, Hernandez has been arrested at his home early Wednesday morning.
Hernandez reportedly did not receive any special treatment during the arrest. He was taken by surprise at his home by a wealth of officers who had to find a shirt for him to put on. Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk has the details:
The video of the arrest also suggests that Hernandez was shirtless when arrested and cuffed, and that police grabbed a T-shirt and shimmied it over his arms and torso after the cuffs were applied. (Dave Dunn is likely relieved that they didn’t reach for the Athletes First gear.)
The treatment reflects the authorities’ attitude toward Hernandez. Either they don’t like him for allegedly obstructing justice, or they believe he was involved in the murder of Odin Lloyd — and in turn treated him like every other defendant whom police regard as being capable of killing another person.
The Massachusetts State Police later released a statement via Twitter:
We are not releasing the charge against Hernandez until it is presented to the court. Again, he will be arraigned in Attleboro Court today
— MASS STATE POLICE (@MassStatePolice) June 26, 2013
So there you have it. Hernandez has finally been arrested thanks to some form of connection with the murder of one of his associates. The reported crime that resulted in a paper warrant was obstruction of justice for allegedly destroying his cell phone and home surveillance system.
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