This is a story I never wanted to write about,but since it involves a player on one of my favorite teams, I knew I had to write about it eventually.
At some point,authorities will have an arrest warrant coming for New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez for obstruction of justice in connection with the investigation of a homicide.
Hernandez,23, is believed to have destroyed his home security system and his cell phone was turned in to authorities in pieces. Police also want to know why Hernandez’s mansion was scrubbed clean that day.
Olin Lloyd,27, a semi-pro football player, was shot in the back of the head execution style on Monday in an industrial park near Hernandez’s home in North Attleborough, Mass. His body was found in a clearing by a jogger not far from a vehicle that Hernandez has rented. Surveillance video from Hernandez’s neighborhood shows the two men together just hours before Lloyd’s death.
The NFL nor the Patriots are commenting on the situation as the investigation is ongoing.
One of Hernandez’s sponsors,Muscle Milk,dropped him as a spokesperson on Friday.
I for one am absolutely disgusted by this story. I hate that it involves a player on my favorite football team and I hate that a young man has been taken from his family maliciously. As it has unfolded since Tuesday, it has looked more and more that Hernandez might have had something to do with this. When possible evidence in his home has been destroyed that may or may not incriminate him, it doesn’t have the look of someone who is innocent,not to mention that these two men were seen together before the murder happened.
If he didn’t do it,what did he know about this incident? Was destroying the security system a cover-up for someone else? What exactly happened in Hernandez’s home? If he did not do this,who did?
We live in age now where someone is guilty before they can be proven innocent when we should let the investigation unfold before passing judgment. I am trying not to do this because part of me still hopes he is innocent. In this case, however, his chances of being proven innocent are dwindling as more evidence comes into the investigation.
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