Reports: Police search Hernandez’s home

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The Aaron Hernandez situation remains fluid and confusing.  Both SI.com and ABC now report that police are searching Hernandez’s North Attleboro home.

The investigation was sparked by the discovery of the body of a Hernandez “associate” in the vicinity of a car rented to Hernandez, roughly a mile from his residence.

According to ABC, a pair of Hernandez’s friends tried to leave the home during the search, but were stopped by police at the end of the driveway leading to the structure.  Per SI.com, both were taken away by police, but not handcuffed.

The Patriots, who don’t usually say much of anything, have remained true to form.

“I am aware of the reports, but I do not anticipate that we will be commenting publicly during an ongoing police investigation,” Patriots spokesman Stacey James said in a statement forward to PFT.

Hernandez repeatedly has been described as not a suspect, but it’s unusual to say the least that the home of someone who isn’t suspected of committing a crime would be searched — especially in light of the Constitutional protection against unreasonable police searches.

That’s the key fact here.  Even though there currently is no reason to believe Hernandez committed a crime, the authorities were able to persuade a judge that the house potentially contains something that would help find the killer.

146 responses to “Reports: Police search Hernandez’s home

  1. Lie down with dogs you wake up with fleas….
    One bad apple ….
    Choose your friends wisely or …….
    Birds of a feather Flock ……..
    Friends don’t let friends drive dead?
    Did I miss any ?
    These guys never learn, If he is not involved he knows who did it. And this time Ray Lewis Is not an accessory.

  2. Sounds like a Ray Lewis situation. We may never know if he was involved or just screwed over by whatever knuckleheads he hangs with.

  3. Your article is missing 1 key point…the government has practically repealed the 4th amendment without telling us. All the police state has to do is say the search is to keep mass residents safe and the sheeple will flock back to their homes and drink their fluoride water.

  4. If the Pats ever needed a few minutes of spy camera video to pull their bacon out of the fire, I would say now is the time. That is, if the video were to show Hernandez somewhere other than the scene of a murder…

  5. There is no”Constitutional protection against unreasonable police searches” anymore. Obama’s president. The cops probably found out Hernandez voted for Romney

  6. His lame TD dances suggest he knows how to dig holes to bury bodies. What happened?

  7. They are hurting at TE so he’ll be fine…if he was the 3rd option they would’ve torn his contract to shreds by now.

  8. What a complete disaster the Patriots are. Just this week Tebow, Kraft accusing a world leader of stealing his Super Bowl Ring, idiot Gronk and his surgeries, and now a murder investigation………. those wacky Patriots

  9. If the car was rented out to Hernandez, and the body was found in the vicinity of the car, and it seems his boys were obviously trying to duck the police, how could he and his friends not all be suspects?

  10. Hmmm…Judge persuaded, friends stopped from leaving and taken away by police, home searched, murder victim an associate and body found near car rented by Hernandez, about mile from his house. The situation may be “fluid,” however it appears as though the “fluid” is flowing downhill, so to speak, in the direction of the man, not as yet, named a suspect!

  11. Jake Ballard is smiling right now.

    Go ahead and click thumbs down, but you know this is true.

  12. tatatoothy says:
    Jun 18, 2013 8:31 PM
    If Hernandez has nothing to hide, who’s to say he didn’t give consent to the police to search his home?

    +++++++++++++++++

    That’s assuming he lives alone.

    If he lives with others, or someone pays rent etc then Hernandez has no right to consent to a room he does not sleep in or have legal access to.

    ——————————
    No Bromance conspiracy theories yet ?

  13. “Sounds like a Ray Lewis situation. We may never know if he was involved or just screwed over by whatever knuckleheads he hangs with.”

    Actually kenowest, it’s not the same. We know that Ray Lewis was involved.

  14. LOL the constitutional protection against unreasonable search and seizure? you seen the news lately? The government hasn’t cared about that in 12 years.

  15. Welker gone. Gronk fresh out of surgery. Hernandez incarcerated. Tom is gonna have to find a new target this year.

  16. The previous report said A.H. was not cooperating with the police. I’m fairly certain that would be something his lawyer(s) would advise if their was any hint culpability.
    And now a home search? Yikekity, YIKES!

  17. We know for a fact that it was Hernandez. Now we sit and watch and see if he can rig a jury.

  18. The situation is fluid, but considering they’re searching his home in connection with a murder victim only found yesterday I’m thinking it’s moving very fast and in a particular direction. If a judge issued a warrant then there’s some strong evidence there. No matter what anyone says, those warrants aren’t just handed out when someone wants it… It probably required a sign off from the DA.

  19. He went in Round 4 of the draft because of his druggie lifestyle. This incident makes me wonder if he stayed surrounded by the friends of his old lifestyle.

  20. Maybe they’ll find those phantom videotapes all the Patriot haters keep babbling about in Hernandez’ pad?

  21. How sad and strange it is that we need former lawyers as sports bloggers on a regular basis.

  22. If Teddy Kennedy were still alive he be O.K.
    … if he’s without guilt. I hope he is exonerated. Let’s not to rush to a conclusion. But as a Dolphins fan I hope at the very least this is a HUGE distraction.

  23. Leave it to the right wing nuts to find a way to blame Obama for Hernandez’s trouble.

    Glad they’re around though. Highly entertaining bunch of fellows.

  24. If the victim is an associate and the associate was known to stay at Hernandez’s house, then it’s reasonable to think they would want to search there for evidence that may lead to a suspect. It doesn;t mean Hernandez is the suspect, and he couldn’t be so stupid as to leave a rental car in his name with the victim. It’s more likely he rented the car for his friend or he keeps several rentals around for his friends, and the dude got into a conflict over drugs or something and got shot. It’s possible some of his other friends knew about it and wanted nothing to do with it, hoping it would go away or be low profile, i.e. not connected to Hernandez. It probably never occurred to them that the vehicle would link back to Hernandez. My guess is Hernandez comes out clean with the exception of having stupid friends.

  25. I wonder if his alibi will be that he was chillin’ with Ray Lewis the whole time.

  26. So do the Pats bring Chad Johnson back now that they’re hurting for pass catchers? I heard he’s available and just got out of jail, so he will fit in the Patriot culture of lawlessness AND he kinda knows the system.

  27. What a week for the Pats! First their owner causing an international incident by accusing Putin of stealing his Super Bowl ring and now this. Who would have guessed that Tebow was going to be the member of the organization who brought the LEAST amount of unwanted media attention?

  28. thesteelers says:Jun 18, 2013 8:58 PM

    We know for a fact that it was Hernandez. Now we sit and watch and see if he can rig a jury.

    ———————————————————-

    Amazing some of you haters are dumb enough to give this post thumbs up. Don’t you realize it’s this twisted person’s mission to get the most thumbs down on every post? Please, don’t blow it for him. He has some ground to make up to be as ridiculous as some of his childish competitors(logicalvoice, for example). Lower yourselves to that level if you will, it’s a free country. This guy made fun of the Boston Marathon bombing(yet the editors*sic*continue to let him post).

  29. All these clowns bringing their paranoid political views to a pro-football blog crack me up.

    This is the legal system at work. Nothing more.

  30. Why would a rich football player who lives near Boston need to rent a car? Might it have been used to participate in an illegal activity?

  31. Now is anyone confused why the Patriots have 3 QBs when they usually just have 2?

    Tebow better get a used to being:

    Tim Tebow: TE – Florida.

    And that’s not a bad thing! He’d actually get on the field, and be successful!

    Tim, WAKE UP, your PRIDE will prevent you from being in the NFL long term.

    And really, Tim is a good role model for kids, way better than a lot of them as we see with the arrest counter and other not so good examples.

  32. It’s possible that Hernadez had a friend staying over at his place and that his friend is involved. I’m not going to jump to any conclusions before the facts come out. I’ll keep my mind open to any possibility like Putin poisoning his friend with a plutonium injection, or Ray Lewis driving the get a way limo.

  33. When they call the dead dude an “associate” that ain’t a good thing…….and the fact he has shut his piehole is also not an indicator of anything good.

    So, let’s recap. Dead “associate” and shut piehole.

    Sounds guilty to me…….

  34. osiris33 says: Jun 18, 2013 8:32 PM

    There is no”Constitutional protection against unreasonable police searches” anymore. Obama’s president. The cops probably found out Hernandez voted for Romney

    _________

    I’d like some examples of such a cliche statement.

    I get so tired of the republicans pissed that America didn’t vote for the 1%’er so now they make claims they really have no REAL evidence to support.

    When is the last time you were questioned and detained illegally?

    You watch too much TV. Read a book. The US Gov did more to violate the constitution in the first 150 years than they have at any point sense.

    Keeping in mind, The Patriot Act, which was a legal law passed by the Bush Administration.

    Terrible memories.

  35. Rule #1
    This should be taught in HS, College and all communities
    DON’T TALK TO POLICE! EVER! Nothing good EVER comes from it.

    If he was a murder suspect or accomplice or his vehicle was at the scene. They will get a warrant and detain him immediately.

    “Hey we just want to talk to you for a few minutes.”
    “We just have some questions”
    Get an attorney.

    Don’t ever get yourself unnecessarily involved in anything with police. Ever

  36. In related news it’s being reported Danny Amendola is predicted to catch 250 passes next year.

  37. Either they have solid legal grounds to search his home, or this is the Patriot Act at work, which would be ironic. (And also was not written by this president ignoratti)

  38. “especially in light of the Constitutional protection against unreasonable police searches.”

    Was this a joke? Did you not see how “police” reacted with the Boston “bombers”… Full on Marshall Law…

    Constitutional Protection??? That waved bye bye with the Patriot Act, and none of us care.

  39. So the off season so far..

    The Broncos have a fax machine problem
    The Ravens have an exodus problem
    The Seahawks have a PED problem
    The Niners have an injury problem
    The Falcons have a radio flagship problem
    The Patriots have a murder problem

  40. I’m just spitballin’ here but maybe Hernandez didn’t consent to a search b/c he has something else illicit in the home like weed grow room. That or he’s involved.

  41. I’m enjoying the fact that there are so many constitutional scholars here now. And by scholars I mean people who have no idea what they’re talking about. OMG OBAMA 4TH AMENDMENT NO!!

  42. Wow, did someone blame Obama for the police investigating a murder? Isn’t that what is supposed to happen when someone is murdered?

    Right-wingers have gotten really, really demented.

    If it turns out the victim was a Republican, what’s the over/under on right-wing extremists trying to blame Obama for…well, I’m not sure for what.

    They’ll make up something.

  43. Its not an unreasonable search and seizure if the police can articulate to the judge that there may be evidence in his home. Also keep in mind that the police will not tell the press every detail because you are all professional blabber moutnhs that have no compunction to report details that would screw up their case

  44. kwjsb says: Jun 18, 2013 8:29 PM

    Lie down with dogs you wake up with fleas….
    One bad apple ….
    Choose your friends wisely or …….
    Birds of a feather Flock ……..
    Friends don’t let friends drive dead?
    Did I miss any ?
    These guys never learn, If he is not involved he knows who did it. And this time Ray Lewis Is not an accessory.

    —————————————————
    Friends help you move
    Best friends help you hide the body?

  45. offthelows says:
    Jun 18, 2013 9:55 PM
    So the off season so far..

    The Broncos have a fax machine problem
    The Ravens have an exodus problem
    The Seahawks have a PED problem
    The Niners have an injury problem
    The Falcons have a radio flagship problem
    The Patriots have a murder problem
    ——————————–

    You forgot the Eagles and their drag racing problem. Oy vey.

  46. Ummmm, yea, ok. Sounds like we can scratch this one on fantasy, he’s goin down for something. He’ll be ok though, I’m sure he’ll have plenty of former teammates to play catch with a couple hours a day, in the yard.

  47. The tebow curse has risen in N.E. Serves them right, had no business bringing him in. Certainly can’t play Qb. Even BB knows he can’t possibly teach him to be (a new) TE in just a couple months with the new cb practice restrictions.
    He is a good personal punt protector and can even give AH his last rights.

  48. I don’t understand the childish and naive comments about unreasonable searches. This seems like such common sense. His associate is found dead near a car Hernandez rented. The minimum the police should do is talk to him. You can bet that there is a hell of a lot more to this story and there must be good reason for a judge to issue a warrant. Maybe he is innocent, but authorities must suspect that there is something in his house that will help in the investigation.

  49. These Tebow comments crack me up. Some are really obsessed. He has nothing to do with the story.

  50. If he didn’t do the deed, I guarantee these shanigans have earned if an accessory after the fact or obstruction charges. Idiot.

  51. Police can obtain warrants to search a non-susptect’s property if they have reasonable cause to believe there could be evidence there.

    The car found near a dead body was rented out to Hernandez. The dead person new Hernandez. That alone is enough reason for a warrant to search his home.

    Even though they aren’t calling Hernandez a suspect, it is pretty obvious that they are searching for evidence and if they found it then it would implicate Hernandez as having involvement.

  52. “The car found near a dead body was rented out to Hernandez. The dead person new Hernandez. That alone is enough reason for a warrant to search his home.”

    No, it’s not. You need way more than that – ask anyone that sever sworn out a SW affidavit.

  53. I’m guessing Kellon Winslow wishes he waited a few more days. Tebow days at TE may become true now. That giving he can run a route and catch a ball. Not the way Brady wanted to close his career I’m sure. His days are number and minus the weapons. He going have to start running for his life.

  54. This “murder” situation is obviously staged by the Patriots so reporters will quit asking for a few hours if Tebow actually sucks as much as John Elway and Rex Ryan claim he does.

  55. Police have concluded from the search performed that it was Professor Plum, in the Conservatory, with the Lead Pipe.

  56. I was under the impression that if you were asked to have your home searched and said no they couldn’t do it? This would explain him Being uncooperative? But what were they still doing there then? Was one of the cops Denzel Washington in training day and pulled out a Chinese restraunt menu and say it was a warrant?

  57. And I thought my friends urinating in my yard were lazy. At least they would have enough sense not to drop a corpse off down the street from my house. Hey, if you want to kill someone, go right ahead, but you are damn sure taking that body to another county to drop it!

  58. First of all Tebow can’t just jump right in and play TE in the NFL and fill in for Hernandez, so just stop. The only positions Tebow could successfully transition to would be FB or goalline HB. With Gronkowski’s health issues and if Hernandez really does end up in trouble over this the Patriots strongest position just sank to one of the worst in the league. But We don’t if Hernandez really had anything to do with this. Let’s not rush to judgement. It’s possible he hangs out with some morons and hangerons who he generously allows access to all his riches. Just because the car was rented in his name doesn’t mean he was present when the crime occurred or even had any knowledge of it until the Police are asking to speak with him.

    Even if Hernandez is cleared of any wrongdoing there will still be a few retard$ that will forever call him a murderer, kinda like how those same retard$ do with Ray Lewis

  59. It’s not that difficult to obtain a search warrant under these circumstances but it does not indicate that Hernandez will be charged with anything directly related to this person’s death.

    The deceased person was reportedly driving a rental car that was paid for by Hernandez (a millionaire). Millionaires often pay for things for their friends. So it’s expected that such a warrant would be issued as part of the usual investigative process.

    The more likely peril for Hernandez is that he says or does something that could be construed as obstruction of justice.

    Don’t try to cover for your friends by lying to the police. That will land you in jail. Either tell the police everything that you know or invoke your right to remain silent.

  60. I bet the Hoody & Kraft wishes Hernandez was dancing shirtless in Vegas with Gronk under the cameras rather than having unconfirmed bible study with Baby Jesus.

  61. Putin hired Marvin Harrison & Ray Lewis to frame Hernandez to get back at Kraft, but in the end, Tebow will save the day!

    I think Hard Knocks missied an opportunity here for a riveting ” CSI Training Camp “

  62. On another note, I was at camp last year and saw Aaron come over to the crowd, high five a few kids and go over and hug his mom. He’s been a good member of the community here too going to charity events and such…..

    I hope he’s free of charges. Hopefully its just a wrong place wrong time scenario.

  63. The 4th Amendment is only going to protect you if you chose to exercise it. The police likely asked Hernandez for permission to search his home and Hernandez probably agreed.

    I don’t usually join the parade of accusing you of being misleading, Florio, but that paragraph was a little dicey.

  64. Or it could just be there’s another Aaron Hernandez in the area…or he had his identity stolen. According to DHS, throwing your personal papers/bills/account statements etc. in the trash/dumpster can lead to someone getting your social or something and using to fake your identity.

    Also it’s just another issue that makes me think the Pats are going down…losing Welker, Gronk’s back, Amendola’s injury history, Brady’s age, Kraft’s SB ring, Love’s diabetes/cutting him, and of course, Timmah!

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