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Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to face obstruction of justice charge
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) â Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will face a charge of obstruction of justice in connection with a homicide investigation in North Attleborough, Mass., according to WBZ NewsRadio 1030 in Boston.
The charges “could eventually be upgraded,” WBZ radio reported.
The station reported that an arrest warrant was issued. However, an Attleboro District Court clerk told CBSSports.com that there has been ânothing issued â¦ right now.â
The body of 27-year-old semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd was found in an industrial park near Hernandezâs home in North Attleborough earlier this week. Lloydâs family has said he had some connection to Hernandez but would not elaborate.
Media camped out Thursday at Hernandezâs home, on the Rhode Island state line not far from the Patriotsâ stadium in Foxborough. A news helicopter followed along as Hernandez drove in a white SUV from his home to the stadium, then got out and went inside.
Patriots spokesman Stacey James said the team had no comment on why Hernandez was there. He said earlier that the team did not anticipate commenting publicly during the police investigation.
A Massachusetts State Police emergency response team on Thursday was searching the brush with metal detectors and poles on a road leading to the entrance to Hernandezâs subdivision.
Hernandez attorney Michael Fee acknowledged media reports about the state police search of Hernandezâs home as part of an investigation but said he and the player wouldnât have any comment on it.
Police reportedly believe Hernandez may have intentionally destroyed his cell phone and home security system.
Lloydâs mother, Ursula Ward, would not say how Lloyd knew Hernandez and did not say whether police told her how her son died. An uncle said Lloyd had a connection to Hernandez.
Bristol District Attorney Samuel Sutterâs office said investigators were asking for the publicâs help to find a silver mirror cover believed to have broken off a car between Boston and North Attleborough.
On Wednesday, at least seven state troopers searched both sides of a road just off the street where Hernandez lives. The officers used thin poles to pull back plants and search through undergrowth along the road.
The Patriots drafted Hernandez out of Florida in 2010. Since then, he has combined with Rob Gronkowski to form one of the top tight end duos in the NFL. He missed 10 games last season with an ankle injury and had shoulder surgery in April but is expected to be ready for training camp. Last summer, the Patriots gave him a five-year contract worth $40 million.
Hernandez said after he was drafted that he had failed a drug test while with the Gators and had been upfront with NFL teams about the issue.
Sports Illustrated reported that the link between Hernandez and the case was a rented Chevrolet Suburban with Rhode Island plates that police had been searching for. The Associated Press could not independently confirm the report.
Lloydâs neighbor Larry Connors said a black Suburban with Rhode Island license plates was towed out of the yard of Lloydâs house after his body was found. Lloyd had been driving it for a few days, but Connors had never seen it before that.