Report: Evidence puts Hernandez with dead “associate” on evening of murder

AP

Earlier today, Tom Curran of CSN New England gave an ominous assessment of the manner in which the investigation regarding a death of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez’s “associate” could unfold.

It’s apparently unfolding.

The victim has officially been identified as 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, and his death has been ruled a homicide.  According to FOX 25 in Boston, police have determined that four men — including Hernandez and Odin Lloyd — were in a vehicle together after leaving a bar, and that only three of the men returned to Hernandez’s home.

Per the report, and supplemented by tweets from Ted Daniel of FOX 25, forensic evidence collected by police places a vehicle “driven by” Hernandez at the “crime scene.”  It’s unclear whether the crime scene was the location where Lloyd’s body was found, or whether the crime (i.e., the site of Lloyd’s murder) occurred elsewhere.

FOX 25 also reports that Lloyd sent a text to a friend referring to Hernandez.

Our mildly-educated guess is that more evidence of text messages and other electronically-created footprints will be used to further piece together the puzzle.

267 responses to “Report: Evidence puts Hernandez with dead “associate” on evening of murder

  1. Big unexpected loss for the Pats. I’m starting to get the feeling the only uniform this guy is going to be wearing in the future is bright orange.

  2. So you’re a young 20 something year old millionaire superstar football player, playing on a championship caliber team, recently became a father, and you just throw that all away?

    For what?

    smh..

  3. From the sounds of it so far dude is screwed! This guy thinks hes the S*** and can get away with anything. I hope they find out the truth for the family of the victim and that the person(s) who were involved in the murder get the maximum punishment(ex death penalty! Yes im in favor of it. Eye for an eye)

  4. I’m sure Hernandez is all lawyered-up by now. He knows something and is either scared of the law or somebody else.

    logicalvoicesays don’t listen to logicalvoicesays

  5. All of these reports are painting Hernandez to look one of the dumbest NFL players since Ray Carruth. I’m hoping he’s not that stupid but I’m sure we’ll find out soon enough.

  6. Will he be cut though? No, never mind. Hernandez doesnt have diabetes. Just living the “Patriot Way” I bet this makes the organization proud.

  7. Let’s see: Dumps body near own home. Dumps rented vehicle registered to him near the body. Obviously these guys are not fans of Matlock, L & O any series, and the CSI’s. If I had 40+ millions, I would live in a shell. Better yet, stay in that nice little home in the pic and put a bar in the basement.

  8. In light of his previous altercation involving Hernandez , a pistol , and a bullet to the “eye” of a “friend”…. Only tarnishes, the whole , innocent until proven guilty angle!
    I for 1 have zero emotional ties to this case but things are clearly going to get a lot messier before this is over!
    It blows my mind, that a Man sitting on a winning Lotto ticket, has every advantage us posters would, um kill for! And what does he do?????

  9. No Welker, no Woodhead, no Hernandez, and the injury prone duo of Gronk and Amendola.

    Well see how much of a genius Belichick actually is with offensive weapons on par with when he flamed out as the Browns head coach.

  10. Well, let’s see…Four were together in a car when they left ( of course ) a bar, however only three return, the fourth being dead. Hey man, that’s just the way AH and his “associates” roll.

  11. They were just playing Mexican Roulette. Where there is one bullet in the cylinder and everyone has a turn having Hernandez point it at their head and pull the trigger.

  12. I can’t comprehend how a person making that much money legitimately could ever be dumb enough to be involved in such shady business.

  13. Keeps getting worse, who thought it would get this far when the initial story came out.
    Can’t make fun of raiders and jets now that this is going on to the model team.

  14. Looking worse by the minute for AH. I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt, but by just what I’ve heard today, the guy shot in the face, him driving the getaway car, etc, at the least he’s a major scumbag, even if he didn’t kill the guy. Your known by the company you keep

  15. Gee Mike you’re quite the sleuth in regard to the electronic footprints.

    Looks like the Patriots will be going to a running game this year. No Gronk, no Welker and No Hernandez

  16. Will he be cut though? No, never mind. Hernandez doesnt have diabetes. Just living the “Patriot Way” I bet this makes the organization proud.

  17. Now that more details are comming out it seems that Hernandez has something to do with it. 4 guys left the bar. 3 guys only made it back to Hernandez house. . And the car that Hernandez was driving was left a few blocks away from the scene ??? Alittle strange. Makes u wonder wat made them stop driving n how’d they get back to Hernandez house. If law stands everyone around the scene goes down. Jail Time Aaron?

  18. So Lloyd was dating his sister then was spotted with him leaving bar. Found dead close to his rented car and home. Just shot someone in the face in Florida in Feb. Come on Man!!

  19. selfishly, I can only think of brady not having his two tight ends ready. gronk has not been healthy and this guy is turning out to be ray lewis, only ray knew what to say to get off. This guy might be screwed. sorry brady and pats fans.

  20. Hernandez is just trying to beef up his résumé to get an ESPN analyst job after he retires

  21. “We were driving home, Odin had to take a leak, we pulled over to the side of the road to let him out. Then we hear this grumpy old guy yell ‘Hey you kid get off my lawn!”, so we took off….”.

  22. I hope there’s a rule in my keeper league about getting a comp pick for players that can’t play due to extended periods in jail.

  23. Not looking good for him if this is true. As a Pats fan I am disappointed but I’ve been pretty disgusted with pro athletes for awhile now. But this transcends football. A man is dead and his family is left grieving.

    Back to the investigation, where did the second vehicle come from? You have one driven home by Hernandez and one left at the scene. Unless they walked home afterwards which doesn’t make much sense. Then again, none of this really makes sense.

  24. Jets may be a circus, but at least they don’t spend the offseason killing people and having a bumbling owner create foreign relations gaffes.

  25. Fans are going to be tempted to rush to judgement concerning this investigation. But everyone needs to remember that Hernandez is innocent until proven guilty.

    Also, I know the authorities have a job to do, but for heavens sake I pray that they carefully think through the fantasy football implications before taking any actions against Hernandez.

  26. Wow. Doesn’t look good for Hernandez if he was one of four men who left a bar together in a car that arrived at his home with only 3 men in the car while the 4th man is later found dead nearby.

    He seemed pretty mild-mannered but between this alleged situation and the alleged one that just came out about him allegedly shooting some other dude in his alleged face…It’s not looking good.

  27. You can tell Tim Tebow is a Patriot. ESPN, who is usually very unconcerned with having facts before reporting on things, is only spending 30 seconds saying that Hernandez’s associate was found dead near a car rented by Hernandez. If Tebow was still a Jet they would be trying to get Hernandez to try on a glove in front of the rental car, with the chalk line of the victim in the background. Funny how the reporting changes when they don’t want to lose access to the biggest media circus in all of sports. If the police were smart they would raid Belichick’s office, I’m sure they would find tape of the whole incident:)

  28. Four guys leave the bar in Hernandez’s vehicle, and only three of them make it to his house????

    Aaron Hernandez has good reason to not cooperate; he clearly knows something.

    Not looking good, Aaron. Not at all.

  29. Well the guy is tatted up like a gang member anyway. Might as well reinforce the stereotype it is…

  30. “…four men — including Hernandez and Odin Lloyd — were in a vehicle together after leaving a bar, and that only three of the men returned to Hernandez’s home.”

    If this much can be definitely proven, I’d be surprised if he’s on the roster by Monday whether he pulled the trigger or not.

  31. I don’t think AHernandez was the trigger man. This is a gut feeling–not wishful thinking.

  32. The more I hear about this, the worse it looks to me.

    I knew Hernandez wasn’t a great guy coming out of Florida, but I always thought that was just some pot issues that are… a touchy subject to most.

    I really hope he isn’t involved or he may have ruined his life.

  33. Aaron is in it deep. A guy was murdered one mile away from his residence. Also a car rented by Aaron was near the victim. The Patriots wish they had not spent big money on both the TEs. One can’t stay healthy and is a party animal. The other maybe is just a viscous murderer.

  34. Jesus – shot a guy in the eye and ditched another guys body after leaving a bar. Aaron Hernandez belongs in prison.

  35. The League will figure out a way to make this go away, or at least let him get work-release on Sundays to play.
    The League ALWAYS caters to the Patriots. Last year they gave them the easiest schedule and made most of their home games in the later part of the season.
    Last year and this year, the Patriots don’t play any teams coming off of a ‘Buy’ week, while teams like the Bills compete against 5 teams this season coming off their ‘Buy’ weeks, all refreshed and healed.
    This, and the way they coddle Ms. Brady, calling penalties against the defense if a player comes within 5 yards of her. Even giving her a dirty look will draw a flag.
    The League will find a way to protect Mr. Kraft’s interests and the new ‘America’s Team’.

  36. I still can’t get past the whole shooting the guy in the face thing. How can something like that happen and you just seemingly go about your everyday business? What is up with this guy?

  37. Going to love to hear patsie nation try to spin this new development in a “innocent until proven guilty” fashion.

    Love that ESPN is F-A-I-L-I-N-G to run any part of this story. If it were the Raiders or Bengals that perpetrated such a fiasco they’d have reporters on site.

    And I’m absolutely going to love the rainstorm of sh!t that will fall on Goodell & the patsies for what will surely be ignorance at anything and everything that criminal wideout was a part of.

    Karma is an absolute C-rag.

  38. Hernandez shot another “friend” back in February down in Miami. He should have been behind bars already for that. Seems like he likes to play with guns that discharge by accident.

    At 6’1″ 245 lbs he shouldn’t need to fiddle with guns when he argues with “friends”. If he were just an average Joe like me, he’d already be locked up.

  39. There’s no way he can be innocent now. Even if he wasn’t the one that killed him, he’ll be charged with obstruction of justice for not reporting the murder.

  40. Aaron, write this name and number down:

    Don Samuel
    3151 Maple Dr. NE
    Atlanta, GA.
    (404) 262-2225

    Signed, Ray Lewis

  41. Another sad case of when keeping it real goes wrong.

    IN RELATED NEWS…Titus Young has somebody to shake his head at now.

  42. How could he have let himself get put in this position? This is the beginning of the end for Defendant Hernandez! Seems like his ego made the decisions that night and not his conscience of right vs wrong.

  43. This culture of crime in the NFL has become a real turnoff for me.

    I never thought it could happen, but it has.

  44. I’m trying really hard to remember innocent until proven guilty but that is getting harder and harder with the amount of leaks in this or really every investigation nowadays

  45. Big assumption here, but if these reports are all true, he’s in some seriously deep water now! May not be the trigger man but an accomplice is just as ugly!

  46. Something tells me he is definitely a suspect now…

    Not making judgement before any court case…but if it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck…I would definitely be worried if I were him

  47. Ok have heard enough, time for bb to send out the hook to cut him today! Contrary to his statements, the guy is a punk, there was a bad rub about him before he was drafted, and with a 40 million contract extension, he has reverted back to being irresponsible, careless, and having no respect for the position the Patriots put him in. Yes he is talented but I would not want this person in my locker room at all. Even if he is cleared, he will eventually do something stupid again, like the civil lawsuit pending in court, speaks volumes!

  48. “Our mildly-educated guess is that more evidence of text messages and other electronically-created footprints will be used to further piece together the puzzle.”

    You don’t say???? The sports media seems to be circling the wagons for this guy while real news outlets are starting to report more and more that Hernandez could be in some serious trouble. That being said, it’s hard to trust either form of media these days. Everyone wants to “break” the story.

  49. As a Pats fan, don’t let the jail cell hit you in ass on your way out. For anyone who says, “Where are the Pats fans now?” I’m right here. Unlike Baltimore fans, for me, Mr Hernandez is NOT welcome back like a certain LB was in Baltimore.

  50. And your 2013 starting TE for the Pats- Jake Ballard!
    Watch the media spin it as the Hoodie being genious for picking him off the waiver wire last year and not say a thing about drafting questionable characters like Hernandez.

  51. This stuff is seriously getting out of hand. The smart a** in me wants to comment on how often (or not) any of this happens in the NHL or MLB (and no roids aren’t in the ballpark of murders and other acts of violence). I leave out the NBA because at 12 guys a team the odds are against the incidents on any mass scale. But 53 men a team aside, what is happening here????? I love the NFL. I love my Skins. But I’m starting to wonder more and more what kind of PEOPLE I’m cheering for!

  52. I wonder what number Hernandez will wear in PRISON. This just keeps looking worse… Wait til the 3 guys start turning on each other.

  53. Belicheat and Shady Kraft will keep him on the team regardless, if he can help get a win or two per season. How classy that Patriot organization is. Will keep woman beaters, assaulters, drunk drivers, dope dealers turned snitches,felons for the sake of a title……….which they still have never won one legitimately

  54. Hernandez’s best shot is to pin it on one of the other two (if he wasn’t the one who pulled the trigger). Either way, it looks like he’ll be spending at least a few years behind bars. What a shame.

  55. I was phyced when they “associated” our TE Jordan Reed to this guy… now I hope he more closely related to sleepy Davis… pot doesnt look like that big of a deal now

  56. Oh… Reading this sunk my stomach.

    Until now it’s been a ton of speculation and not much information. If this is all true, not good at all.

  57. Pats could lose both their TEs… They better hope Tebow converts to TE… but they have a better chance of Tebow converting to Mormon..

  58. GULITY, GULITY, GULITY, GULITY
    now I don’t know about Hernandez but Bellichek is definitely GULITY

  59. I am a pats fan. I think that this situation is just sad and reflects the lack of judgement, respect and decency we are losing as a society, more than it reflects on the Pats.

    I think that no matter how this unfolds, Hernandez is gone before the start of 2014. I think with his injury history and now off field issues, BB cannot count on him and that will lead to his being traded, unless of course he is in jail.

    If he was involved he should go to jail and pay the consequences of his actions.

    The Pats will field a team and find a way to use those 11 offensive players to help them win games. That’s what they do. It is just sad that so many young lives are destroyed from this one incident.

  60. not looking good…not looking good at all but with the way the press tries to create a story & blow things out of proportion & context I’ll still go by the old adage…innocent until proven guilty…however that being said he did also reportedly shoot a guy in the face earlier…where there’s smoke there is usually fire…

  61. 1st prayers and condolences to Mr. Lloyd… Now to Hernandez…. I hope you didnt do this dude… Its not looking good… If you were driving then maybe you were not the shooter… But you have to cooperate or you’re about to do time….

  62. Seems that if he didn’t do it, he knows what happened and was complicit in the cover up. Looking bad for him, biggest question now is how bad will it get.

  63. Has he been upgraded to “person of interest” or “suspect” yet, or will that happen after the arrest?

  64. Hernandez’s former pal Alexander Bradley filed a federal lawsuit against the grid star yesterday, claiming Hernandez blasted him in the face, the plaintiff’s lawyer said.

    “They were friends — he was a personal assistant, he did a little of everything for him,” Bradley’s lawyer, David Jaroslawicz, told The Post. “They went down there for some R&R.”
    Bradley, a 32-year-old Connecticut resident, says he had been partying with Hernandez, 23, at Tootsie’s strip club in Miami on Feb. 13 when they got into an argument.

    In the car, Hernandez allegedly took out his unregistered gun and fired at Bradley, striking him in the right arm and eye. Bradley says he lost his right eye and has gone under the knife several times to fix his badly damaged face and arm.

    “Hernandez was holding the gun and it went off and hit my client,” Jaroslawicz said. “I’m sure he’ll say it was an accident.”

    Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies found Bradley in an alley, shot in the head, but he told investigators he didn’t know who attacked him, officials said.

  65. WOW, this is getting deeper and deeper. I do not think Hernandez is walking away from this.

  66. What if after leaving the bar they tried to buy some drugs, and the deal went sour and that’s how the guy got killed. Of course that doesn’t explain why his body wasn’t in the car, unless everyone else fled out of fear for their safety.

    If it was a drug deal, than even if Hernandez was innocent in regards to the murder, that would explain why the delicate situation because if he admitted to going to buy drugs he’d be suspended by the league and in Belichick’s doghouse.

    Definitely more than meets the eye in this case, will be interesting to see what the chain of events were.

  67. Guess Hernandez will be listed as “questionable” for the first regular season game.

  68. jrebar88 says:

    Will he be cut though? No, never mind. Hernandez doesnt have diabetes. Just living the “Patriot Way” I bet this makes the organization proud.
    ________________________________

    Its easy to mindlessly hate isn’t it ? If you actually knew what you were talking about you’d know that Pats under Belichick are among the teams with the fewest arrests virtually every year. Including at least a couple of years where the Pats had ZERO players arrested. There’s nothing “Patriot way” about this and even if he’s not convicted of anything he’ll likely be cut with the Pats going after his signing bonus.

    You don’t like the team fine, but at least be informed in your hatred.

    Not looking good for Hernandez though. How stupid can a guy be to get involved in something like this when he had everything a person could want.

    Even if one of his buddies was the actual murderer at that point you just call the cops and report what happened and distance yourself from it. People do such stupid things when panic sets in and Hernandez is likely going to pay in a big way over this one.

  69. Sounds similar to the Ray Lewis story. Just pay the other dude off to get off the hook and then overact your spirituality bit when the cameras are on.

  70. if he did this you have to be a complete idiot. your a millionaire you leave those issues behind.

    that said this time must suck to be an athlete. even if the police messed up or missed something you got every station and website investigating lol
    and sometimes media is better at doing the police job than the police themselves

  71. Calm down everyone, if Hernandez was involved why would he leave his rental car at the scene? And then what, the remaining three walked home? Doesn’t make sense. My theory: all four got home from the bar, and Lloyd borrowed the car to score some weed and it ended badly. The security video at Hernandez house will exonerate him.

  72. Somewhere Ray Lewis cell is ringing the conversation goes like this. Hey Ray it’s Hernandez got a question…. How did you get out of the situation when you killed those two guys back in Atlanta during the superbowl.

  73. defeetrexryan says:
    Jun 20, 2013 12:32 AM
    Well the guy is tatted up like a gang member anyway. Might as well reinforce the stereotype it is…
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Not a stereotype for Hernandez. One of the reasons for his draft fall was prior gang background

  74. If we had text messaging and GPS way back when, OJ and Ray Ray might very well be in prison today.

  75. I am just curious, and read through EVERY comment to make sure it wasn’t brought up by anyone else.

    Does anyone else find it funny that even though Hernandez was driving his own car, he still had rented another car?

    He was with 3 other guys, all apparently friends of his, why did he need to rent a car?

    This is looking like Murder 1 to me, and hopefully I am wrong.

  76. bobby2478 says:
    Jun 20, 2013 9:22 AM
    What if after leaving the bar they tried to buy some drugs, and the deal went sour and that’s how the guy got killed. Of course that doesn’t explain why his body wasn’t in the car, unless everyone else fled out of fear for their safety.

    If it was a drug deal, than even if Hernandez was innocent in regards to the murder, that would explain why the delicate situation because if he admitted to going to buy drugs he’d be suspended by the league and in Belichick’s doghouse.

    Definitely more than meets the eye in this case, will be interesting to see what the chain of events were.

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

    Seriously? Not too many times people are going to get shot trying to buy some weed. If it was some major deal, it certainly would not have been with total strangers and it certainly would not have been on some corner some where.

    I lived that life for the better part of a decade, and things like that just don’t happen.

    Even if it was a situation like that, Hernandez SHOULD HAVE instantly called police and an ambulance, don’t you think?

    And if you look at a comment above, where they are talking about Hernandez shooting his friend in Florida, he left him there as well.

    This guy is a POS and deserves to be behind bars.

  77. fingergravy says:
    Jun 20, 2013 9:26 AM
    Urban Meyer really knows how to pick quality student althletes with high moral character

    In yeah be does Tebow is of the highest moral character period end of story.

  78. You guys have short memories. All he has to do is get Ray Lewis’s lawyer, play 14 more years, cry when the camera’s are on him,,,and get a great job with ESPN.

    Simple!!

  79. Why is it so hard to imagine that a team that endorsed cheating for 7 years and then got the Commish to destroy the evidence would have a murderer on its payroll? When you have no accountability, then you start to think you can get away with anything.

  80. What the heck exactly is “Lollollol? I assume “Laughing Out Loud Loud out Loud Loud out Loud”?

    Hint – look up “TLA”… with emphasis on the “T”.

  81. I remember last year he became a father and I thought he was turning himself around, but I guess we really don’t know celebrities. Doesn’t look good so far but innocent until proven guilty, okay Florio?

  82. Well he’s innocent until proven guilty. Everytime I see news about this I think about Ray Lewis and how we want our receivers to be robbers and our linebackers to be murderers. Not the other way around. It pisses me off when these professionals hang with shady people, it’s like they want to be gangsta still but they don’t need to be.

  83. Someone above compared Hernandez to Rae Carruth…no offense to the victim here, but even if Hernandez was the one who pulled the trigger that doesn’t make him Rae Carruth…Carruth might be the most despicable person in sports history.

  84. To me he’s either a murderer or an accesory to murder unless somehow none of the 3 guys committed the crime. Like a drug deal gone bad where the dealer shot the guy and they all took off.

    The car being left at the scene is puzzling. Maybe it’s the “If I did it, why would I leave my car at the scene” defense.

    What ever happens, I think he’s going to jail for something. Even if he cuts a deal.

    It’s a shame.

    I wonder if the team or the league knew about the previous incident that created the lawsuit. The Patriots should have already cut him if he really shot someone in the face and he wouldn’t be the teams problem right now.

  85. Seriously? Not too many times people are going to get shot trying to buy some weed. If it was some major deal, it certainly would not have been with total strangers and it certainly would not have been on some corner some where.

    I lived that life for the better part of a decade, and things like that just don’t happen.

    Even if it was a situation like that, Hernandez SHOULD HAVE instantly called police and an ambulance, don’t you think?
    ==============================
    When you’re buying drugs, you’re not always dealing with reputable people. Sometimes people (either the buyer or the dealer) will pull a gun so they can get all the drugs AND the money for free. Not saying it happened in this case, but it’s possible since we don’t know what happened.

    To your point, that doesn’t explain why Hernandez didn’t call the police or an ambulance, if he was in fact there at the time of the shooting. If he’s arrested, I’m sure they were able to triangulate his position using cell phone, in conjunction with victims location, to see if he was in fact in the vicinity when the victim was shot.

    He very well could have done it, or been involved. It would seem to be very stupid of him to murder someone when he has so much to lose. But people do stupid things, can’t write it off.

  86. Well, he’s a Patriot, so some old rule will be dug up to clear him. I’m sure the NFL is working on it. I hear the attorney he hired is named Walt Coleman, go figure.

  87. I feel badly for Odin Lloyd, his family, AH’s daughter and the mother of his child…

    All the armchair judges, juries and executioners need to wait until due process is completed.

    I wasn’t there. That’s why I know I don’t know what happened…..whatever it was that did happen.

    Same logic goes for all of you Clown Haters above

  88. What’s next? Report: Hernandez bought shovel, hacksaw, and lime from local hardware store on night of murder.

  89. Evidence also puts the waitress, club manager, and bouncers with him also………any ‘unnamed law enforcement sources’ talking about their arrest warrants too?

  90. Oh I get it! Hernandez is creating a “body of work” to qualify for next season’s series of Top Shot.

  91. All of you clowns are making fun of a situation where a person died. You are condemning a player based on news reports. Yes it looks bad for Hernandez, but if he was on your favorite teams’ roster I bet you would not think it is so damn funny. It’s really not funny.

  92. whatjusthapped says:
    Jun 20, 2013 11:17 AM
    Why is it so hard to imagine that a team that endorsed cheating for 7 years and then got the Commish to destroy the evidence would have a murderer on its payroll? When you have no accountability, then you start to think you can get away with anything.

    Wow, what a classy person you are! Fortunately, your opinion means nothing.

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