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Aaron Hernandez not a suspect, but questioned in homicide probe

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Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has reportedly been questioned in a homicide investigation, although he is not considered a suspect.

Sports Illustrated reports that Hernandez was questioned by police investigating a possible homicide in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. The report says police talked to Hernandez on Monday and may seek to search his home as well. But the report adds that “Hernandez is not believed to be a murder suspect.”

The Sun Chronicle, a local newspaper in North Attleboro, reports that a 27-year-old Boston man’s body was found on Monday afternoon and may have been there for more than a day. That report said police found a 2013 Chevrolet Suburban registered to Enterprise car rental, and that police believe the car is connected to the homicide. The Sports Illustrated report indicates that the car was rented in Hernandez’s name.

Hernandez, his agents and his lawyer have all declined to comment publicly on the case.

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87 Responses to “Aaron Hernandez not a suspect, but questioned in homicide probe”
  1. apkyletexas says: Jun 18, 2013 6:17 PM

    I think we all want to know one thing – what was Ray Lewis doing hanging out with Aaron Hernandez in North Attleboro, Massachusetts?

  2. 4thquartermagic says: Jun 18, 2013 6:18 PM

    Gronk injured…
    Hernandez questioned by police…

    Yup, Tebow signing looking smarter and smarter.

  3. nyyjetsknicks says: Jun 18, 2013 6:18 PM

    White Branco.

  4. longhornsandcowboys says: Jun 18, 2013 6:19 PM

    Whoa.

  5. iceburgskin202 says: Jun 18, 2013 6:19 PM

    He better get in contact with his lawyers at BenJarvis Green-Ellis!

  6. 4thquartermagic says: Jun 18, 2013 6:20 PM

    apkyletexas says:

    I think we all want to know one thing – what was Ray Lewis doing hanging out with Aaron Hernandez in North Attleboro, Massachusetts?
    __________________

    “No weapon found shall prosper against me.”

    -Ray

  7. turdfurgerson68 says: Jun 18, 2013 6:20 PM

    Belichick must have had a hand in this…let the Patriot haters start ranting!

  8. tonyugoh says: Jun 18, 2013 6:22 PM

    Of course if this wasn’t a player on their beloved Pats, let alone Hernandez, who happens to be from Bristol, Connecticut, ESPN would be all over this story.

  9. harper2 says: Jun 18, 2013 6:22 PM

    WOW…..

  10. lombardiwinners2013 says: Jun 18, 2013 6:23 PM

    apkyletexas says:
    Jun 18, 2013 6:17 PM
    I think we all want to know one thing – what was Ray Lewis doing hanging out with Aaron Hernandez in North Attleboro, Massachusetts?

    _______________

    As a Ravens’ fan who knows Ray Lewis didn’t murder anyone, I still find this funny.

  11. teambringitstrong says: Jun 18, 2013 6:25 PM

    The Ray Lewis comments show how, petty, jealous and shallow people are.

  12. thesteelers says: Jun 18, 2013 6:25 PM

    Everyone is a suspect.

  13. 3 Finger Lenny says: Jun 18, 2013 6:25 PM

    Might have been 1 of the 100 people living in his house

  14. ienjoysensi says: Jun 18, 2013 6:26 PM

    Sketchy

  15. 3 Finger Lenny says: Jun 18, 2013 6:26 PM

    He innocent

  16. realskipbayless says: Jun 18, 2013 6:26 PM

    I believe it was mr. Kraft after reading the ring story the other day.

  17. remyje says: Jun 18, 2013 6:27 PM

    Was he Russian?

  18. mattwalshvideo says: Jun 18, 2013 6:28 PM

    Chickens coming home to roost in Foxboro.

    More spygate karma.

  19. murraysons says: Jun 18, 2013 6:30 PM

    And this is why rich famous types should never put anything in their name.

  20. thesportsguy52 says: Jun 18, 2013 6:31 PM

    Really, idiots? Ray Lewis jokes again? What are you, nine years old? I don’t understand how that’s still funny or relevant, and don’t give me that crap about how much you care for the families-you don’t. You just like to bash winners and African-Americans who are successful. Find somewhere else to let your prejudice comments rot on a page, sully.

  21. breakingb says: Jun 18, 2013 6:31 PM

    Matt Ryan is shocked!!!

  22. aljack88 says: Jun 18, 2013 6:32 PM

    turdfurgerson68 says:
    Jun 18, 2013 6:20 PM
    Belichick must have had a hand in this…let the Patriot haters start ranting!
    ——————————————————–

    The “comments” will have Hernandez convicted and the Patriots found guilty of a coverup by tomorrow morning.

  23. whatjusthapped says: Jun 18, 2013 6:33 PM

    Wouldn’t surprise me if the Patriots produced a video tape showing he was nowhere near the scene.

  24. tbd3 says: Jun 18, 2013 6:33 PM

    How could he not be a suspect? A car rented in his name, a body about a mile from his home, the victim an “associate” of Hernandez. How could he not be?

    And I’m a Pats fan.

  25. dsigrey says: Jun 18, 2013 6:33 PM

    This is why athletes should let drive or rent cars for their boys. Didn’t Ty Law have weed found in his truck while a family member was driving it?

  26. drinkydie says: Jun 18, 2013 6:34 PM

    Have they checked the body for polonium poisoning?

  27. filthymcnasty1 says: Jun 18, 2013 6:34 PM

    Apparently our usual moral authorities used up most of their outrage on the DJ’s and their naughty jokes.

  28. thesteelers says: Jun 18, 2013 6:35 PM

    New cold war: Patriots and Russians? Lots of politicking going on…

  29. notthatguy87 says: Jun 18, 2013 6:35 PM

    “Report indicates that the car was rented in Hernandez’s name” . . .

    Sure sounds like a suspect to me, expect a grand jury subpoena in the near future

  30. kissbillsrings says: Jun 18, 2013 6:36 PM

    if the glove does not fit you must acquit

  31. strokinmyego says: Jun 18, 2013 6:36 PM

    I like how the words “not a suspect” seem to go over a lot of people’s heads here.

  32. aljack88 says: Jun 18, 2013 6:36 PM

    lombardiwinners2013 says:
    Jun 18, 2013 6:23 PM

    As a Ravens’ fan who knows Ray Lewis didn’t murder anyone, I still find this funny.

    ———————————————————–

    But Ray certainly knows who did and pled guilty to obstruction of justice.

  33. dicktrickle97 says: Jun 18, 2013 6:40 PM

    the patriot way

  34. talkingproud says: Jun 18, 2013 6:41 PM

    Aaron Hernandez couldn’t have done this. NFL players and former players typically murder 2 people. OJ, Rae Carruth and Ray Lewis…

  35. shayeezy says: Jun 18, 2013 6:41 PM

    1) rent a car
    2) have someone be found dead in it
    3) you’re doing it wrong

  36. t8ertot says: Jun 18, 2013 6:42 PM

    “Gronk injured…
    Hernandez questioned by police…

    Yup, Tebow signing looking smarter and smarter.”

    Yeah cuz signing a backup qb helps with non tight ends, unless you think Tebow is somehow converting to TE

  37. miamimike1 says: Jun 18, 2013 6:44 PM

    Police going to his house because they know the Patriots tape every thing.

  38. irishnativeson says: Jun 18, 2013 6:45 PM

    Why not Rae Carruth jokes? At least he got convicted of something.

  39. catquick says: Jun 18, 2013 6:46 PM

    O.J. Hernandez got a lot of esplainin’ to do. Not a suspect…..yet. His car….want to search his house. Doesn’t sound good.

  40. mackcarrington says: Jun 18, 2013 6:48 PM

    teambringitstrong says:
    Jun 18, 2013 6:25 PM
    The Ray Lewis comments show how, petty, jealous and shallow people are.

    ================

    No, just how un-funny and un-0riginal people are.

  41. threefeetaway says: Jun 18, 2013 6:49 PM

    Someone get Jackie Childs on the phone ASAP…

  42. dicktrickle97 says: Jun 18, 2013 6:49 PM

    so how does tebow feel about this

  43. upperdecker19 says: Jun 18, 2013 6:49 PM

    OJ demands an explanation

  44. kd75 says: Jun 18, 2013 6:50 PM

    I am invoking my right against self incrimination. Here is my lawyer’s card. Call him if you need me to make a statement.

  45. patriots123456 says: Jun 18, 2013 6:51 PM

    Not a suspect?

    I’d say prime suspect.

    And I’m a Patriots fan.

  46. JC says: Jun 18, 2013 6:53 PM

    SI says not a suspect but the real news says otherwise. Seems like SI and PFT are in full spin mode protecting the Patriots.

  47. spellingcops says: Jun 18, 2013 6:53 PM

    thesportsguy52 says: Jun 18, 2013 6:31 PM

    Really, idiots? Ray Lewis jokes again? What are you, nine years old? I don’t understand how that’s still funny or relevant, and don’t give me that crap about how much you care for the families-you don’t. You just like to bash winners and African-Americans who are successful. Find somewhere else to let your prejudice comments rot on a page, sully.
    ————————————————
    Does it offend you more that someone is making fun of him because he was an accessory to murder, or the fact that he’s black? I’m pretty sure everyone that knows about his murdering ways doesn’t give 2 craps whether he is black, white, green, or purple. Quit with the racial crying bull sh** all the f*%^ing time!!!

  48. kwjsb says: Jun 18, 2013 6:53 PM

    Looks like he won’t be wearing his white suit anymore, Ray gave him the heads up.

  49. CKL says: Jun 18, 2013 6:54 PM

    dsigrey says:
    Jun 18, 2013 6:33 PM
    This is why athletes should let drive or rent cars for their boys. Didn’t Ty Law have weed found in his truck while a family member was driving it?
    _________________________
    I’m a Pats fan and never believed a word that Law told police about anything. His “cousin’s bag” indeed. I think later in his career he pulled the “Do you know who I am?” card too. I hate that one.

    As for AHern, I can’t imagine him being involved with a murder in any direct way. But I’ve watched enough true crime shows to know you never say never.

  50. doe22us says: Jun 18, 2013 6:55 PM

    Now, i can rest now, i have heard it all.

  51. asyd1827 says: Jun 18, 2013 6:56 PM

    Why would he have a rental car if he is at home?

  52. bostoncommon says: Jun 18, 2013 6:57 PM

    Remember that poor kid from Revere who was identified by the New York Post as one of the Boston bombers, and had his faced plastered acros the paper for days?

    He wasn’t a Boston bomber. Rush to judgment is always a mistake.

  53. teal379 says: Jun 18, 2013 6:57 PM

    strokinmyego says:
    Jun 18, 2013 6:36 PM
    I like how the words “not a suspect” seem to go over a lot of people’s heads here.

    No one is ever a suspect, right up until they are.

    It’s usually a little while before the evidence mounts and then they become one.

    Not saying AH will become one or is guilty of anything at all but stating “not a suspect” now means about ZERO. It doesn’t prevent him from BECOMING a suspect.

    Pro tip – don’t be renting vehicles later found at murder scenes if you don’t want to end up having to worry about if you’re “not a suspect”.

  54. phinfan527 says: Jun 18, 2013 6:57 PM

    NFL National Felons League!! Pathetic!!

  55. ravensbob says: Jun 18, 2013 6:59 PM

    Ray Lewis will always be dogged by Atlanta. Maybe he should be.

  56. goldrush36 says: Jun 18, 2013 6:59 PM

    Having been in the game for several years.. I can tell you with certainty that less than 10% of the time they openly say someone is a suspect, and saying they aren’t currently a suspect doesn’t mean squat. They also don’t often say they may search the home later because that is just plain stupid. That said, hope he is found to be in the clear.

  57. Stiller43 says: Jun 18, 2013 7:01 PM

    4thquartermagic,

    How does two tight ends having their respective problems make signing a terrible QB to compete for the backup position look smarter?

  58. hodag54501 says: Jun 18, 2013 7:02 PM

    “As a Ravens’ fan who knows Ray Lewis didn’t murder anyone, I still find this funny.

    The victim didn’t find it funny.

    Also, professionally having been around many court cases, if the cops question you in regard to a homicide, you become a “person of interest”. I suspect you will see more info about the investigation coming out in a few days. Good luck, Hernandez.

  59. neverwave says: Jun 18, 2013 7:04 PM

    Hurry, ditch the white suit!!!!!

  60. valhalla2013 says: Jun 18, 2013 7:11 PM

    I hate the Patriots and their cry baby coach. I hope this plus Tebow comes back to bite them in the ass!

  61. dynaco says: Jun 18, 2013 7:13 PM

    Dam i got deleted.
    Goodell, tapes or burn must have set a flag?

  62. dynaco says: Jun 18, 2013 7:25 PM

    What, no sympathy for the dead guy?
    What if it’s our beloved Ampats?

  63. champ222 says: Jun 18, 2013 7:28 PM

    Ray Lewis?!?! That man has retired and moved on. Some of you jealous, coward hillbillies need to get a life. I wish this kid the best and its sad news to hear about another young man losing his life. Some of yall really need to pray.

  64. jmblosser82 says: Jun 18, 2013 7:41 PM

    Only 3 people know for sure if ray did it, 2 are dead. Ray had involvement, but unless he cone out and says he did it all we really have him on is murder of association. But really if your innocent you don’t trash evidence that can clear you. I doubt AHern had much to do with this, recovering from injury and all, but why rent a car and loan it out?

  65. deetrain11 says: Jun 18, 2013 7:43 PM

    aljack88 says:
    Jun 18, 2013 6:36 PM
    lombardiwinners2013 says:
    Jun 18, 2013 6:23 PM

    As a Ravens’ fan who knows Ray Lewis didn’t murder anyone, I still find this funny.

    ———————————————————–

    But Ray certainly knows who did and pled guilty to obstruction of justice.

    57 2
    ___________________________________

    And two people went on TRIAL!!!! And they were found NOT GUILTY OF MURDER………Due to SELF-DEFENSE!! Most people leave that part out!!

  66. ozinsd says: Jun 18, 2013 7:50 PM

    Since this involves a Patriot……I’m sure there was a video cam in the vehicle……

  67. beerbudsnbevo says: Jun 18, 2013 7:50 PM

    Wouldn’t surprise me if the Patriots produced a video tape showing he was nowhere near the scene.

    ********************

    One of the funniest posts I have seen in a while

  68. nomoreseasontix says: Jun 18, 2013 7:51 PM

    Oldest trick in the book.
    They’ll say that you’re not a suspect “at this time” to get you talking.
    I learned a long time ago that there’s no way to talk your way out of trouble, but its easy to talk your way into it.
    Don’t talk, get a lawyer. Always.

  69. bumbleb572 says: Jun 18, 2013 7:55 PM

    If the glove dont fit you must acquit.

  70. dietrich43 says: Jun 18, 2013 8:10 PM

    Has Goodell already destroyed the tapes?

  71. dietrich43 says: Jun 18, 2013 8:11 PM

    It was Putin in the Lounge with the Candlestick.

  72. drewzducks says: Jun 18, 2013 8:17 PM

    Patriot, TE, dead body…are we sure this article isn’t about Gronk?

  73. middy8484 says: Jun 18, 2013 8:18 PM

    Guilty

  74. tiggerblood says: Jun 18, 2013 8:25 PM

    Well guess the Bengals have the best 2 TE set now….

  75. justintuckrule says: Jun 18, 2013 8:33 PM

    @mattwalsh – fyi, real men don’t use the word “karma”

  76. theawkwardyears says: Jun 18, 2013 8:42 PM

    Seriously.. Bellicheck must have known something bad was going to happen. He brings in the biggest “High Character” guy the same time one of his start players does the ultimate wrong?

  77. lanman11 says: Jun 18, 2013 9:10 PM

    First the Chechyans from Russia, then Putin, and now this. The only way to settle this is a football game. TOM TERRIFIC and those NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS vs. THE RUSSIAN RED ARMY football team. Closed Circuit Broadcast only, in sports arena’s around the globe. No beer limits and no home viewing from your couch. Now THAT would be better than the Super Bowl. I’d pay to see it. C’mon Goodell! Get with it!

  78. taintedsaints2009 says: Jun 18, 2013 9:19 PM

    You know, tebow is probably the one we would least suspect…

  79. mackcarrington says: Jun 18, 2013 9:36 PM

    asyd1827 says:
    Jun 18, 2013 6:56 PM
    Why would he have a rental car if he is at home?
    ========================

    There are a lot of reasons to rent a car even if you are at home.

    1). He likes to drive different cars every so often without being stuck in a lease or owning it.

    2). He rented it for a friend or relative who may not have good credit.

    3).He knew he or his buddies were going to commit a crime and didn’t want to use his own car.

  80. henryjones20 says: Jun 18, 2013 9:41 PM

    anybody who thinks Hernandez killed someone are the same dumbos who claim ray lewis is a killer.obvious one of his goons/gangsters is a killer just like rays were.but those dumb pats fans were so quick to yell murderer at ray evertime he beat the beloved pats.haha gotta love karma.now whenever the pats win I will yell:bunch of killers on that team!!!

  81. gammynomnom says: Jun 18, 2013 10:01 PM

    Sure Hernandez has nothing to do with it.

    I mean, people have people they know show up dead near cars rented in their name all the time…..right?

  82. tindeaux says: Jun 18, 2013 10:15 PM

    Tebow has better chance to play TE!!!

  83. smartestpackerfan says: Jun 18, 2013 10:24 PM

    I hope Rodgers wasn’t involved! He sure does kill our Super Bowl chances every year!

  84. edisbetterthantroy says: Jun 18, 2013 10:55 PM

    Attention PFT Nation: Human being dead…cue open-season for cracking jokes.

    Why do I bother logging on? People should be ashamed…

  85. swagger52 says: Jun 18, 2013 11:19 PM

    Tebow was brought in to hear CONFESSIONS

  86. borisbulldog says: Jun 19, 2013 5:58 AM

    Prison haircut, check! Prison tats, check! Prison make it rain TD celebration, check!

    Going to prison? Check mate!

  87. aljack88 says: Jun 19, 2013 3:57 PM

    deetrain11 says:
    Jun 18, 2013 7:43 PM

    And two people went on TRIAL!!!! And they were found NOT GUILTY OF MURDER………Due to SELF-DEFENSE!! Most people leave that part out!!

    ——————————————————–

    No, they were acquitted – read up on it.

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