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NFL issues statement on Aaron Hernandez arrest

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The Patriots reacted swiftly this morning to Aaron Hernandez, and while the league is obviously monitoring the situation, there’s only so much for them to say at the moment.

The league issued a statement moments ago, trying to keep the arrest of the former Patriots tight end in the proper perspective.

“The involvement of an NFL player in a case of this nature is deeply troubling,” the statement read. “The Patriots have released Aaron Hernandez, who will have his day in court.

“At the same time, we should not forget the young man who was the victim in this case and take this opportunity to extend our deepest sympathy to Odin Lloyd’s family and friends.”

That last part is the one that will be overlooked by many in the coming hours and days.

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27 Responses to “NFL issues statement on Aaron Hernandez arrest”
  1. packerbackernj says: Jun 26, 2013 11:41 AM

    Jake Ballard, fantasy sleeper.

  2. bux1022 says: Jun 26, 2013 11:43 AM

    Who is Odin Loyd and what is his background, what does his criminal record look like? It takes two to tango!

  3. ravensrule52 says: Jun 26, 2013 11:43 AM

    criminal

  4. grandmachine says: Jun 26, 2013 11:44 AM

    Aaron Hernandez released by Patriots, picked up by police moments before he was nearly picked up by the Bengals.

  5. grudenlikesme says: Jun 26, 2013 11:48 AM

    As an overall Football fan. It sucks to hear all of this and watch the video of him being led away in handcuffs. Only thing I think is, He made the bed he will lye in. Good luck guy.

  6. fryeways says: Jun 26, 2013 11:48 AM

    The best public statement from the Shield in a long time.

  7. bigernmccracken says: Jun 26, 2013 11:48 AM

    Roger Goodell’s face looks a bit like a chafed fanny.

  8. dcapettini says: Jun 26, 2013 11:51 AM

    I’m sure that Odin Lloyd’s family is very comforted by the NFL’s expression of sympathy.

  9. mumakata says: Jun 26, 2013 11:54 AM

    As much as I loath the patriots, they did the right thing (for once) in cutting Hernandez. Lloyd deserves a full fair investigation and Hernandez deserves a full, fair trial.

  10. richiebburg says: Jun 26, 2013 11:58 AM

    What if he has his day in court and is innocent? This is a possibility

  11. jacunn2000 says: Jun 26, 2013 12:03 PM

    I wonder if they will hold him with no bond?? If he had anything to do with this murder, they should.

  12. harrisonhits2 says: Jun 26, 2013 12:07 PM

    The people more worried about fantasy football ramifications than the fact that someone was murdered are pathetic.

  13. shootscuz says: Jun 26, 2013 12:07 PM

    I bet the Patriots are wishing they invested their money in Welker and not Hernandez.

  14. cubancigar10 says: Jun 26, 2013 12:18 PM

    I think what we will see is a whole side of Hernandez we never fathomed.

    1. His unending loyalty to and continued association with his gang members.

    2. Hernandez’s funding of the gang’s drug business.

    3. Deal that went bad or money that was due and subsequent murder as Hernandez was right in the middle of it all.

    Hate to see this happen to someone who had the world in his hands–but we all have choices to make..

  15. joenash72 says: Jun 26, 2013 12:18 PM

    What if he has his day in court and is guilty? This is most likely……..

  16. whatnojets says: Jun 26, 2013 12:18 PM

    12:16 p.m.: FOX 25 just reported that Hernandez will go to Bristol County Jail after his arraignment. They said this is a no bail situation.

  17. mvp43 says: Jun 26, 2013 12:31 PM

    Can’t wait for Hoody to make a statement:

    “We only talk about players on our team”

    Next question….

  18. mungman69 says: Jun 26, 2013 12:33 PM

    If there is no bail, this is very bad for Hernandez.

  19. ambitoos says: Jun 26, 2013 12:36 PM

    Look at the bright side. This should free up some money for the Patriots.

  20. larryfinfan says: Jun 26, 2013 12:42 PM

    There wouldn’t be any bail availability until he’s arraigned…After that, he may be eligible for bail.

    What a shame this kid has fallen so far. The pasties did what they had to do and it was the right thing. Hat’s off to Mr. Kraft.

    Sad thing is, all this doesn’t help the family of the young man who lost his life…Hopefully justice will be done, whether that means Hernandez is guilty or not…

  21. hrmlss says: Jun 26, 2013 1:26 PM

    How long until Odin Lloyds family sues the NFL for this? And Hernandez uses the “concussion” defense.

  22. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jun 26, 2013 1:33 PM

    Eli made Ballard. He won’t have that effect on the Patriots. New England is going nowhere this year.

  23. bullcharger says: Jun 26, 2013 1:54 PM

    bux1022 says:Jun 26, 2013 11:43 AM

    Who is Odin Loyd and what is his background, what does his criminal record look like? It takes two to tango!

    ————————–

    Are you kidding? It doesn’t really matter what kind of guy he is, he still didn’t deserve to be murdered.

  24. bullcharger says: Jun 26, 2013 1:56 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says:Jun 26, 2013 1:33 PM

    Eli made Ballard. He won’t have that effect on the Patriots. New England is going nowhere this year.

    —————-

    Eli doesn’t make his players… The players have made Eli. Brady on the other hand does make players. I suspect that as long as Ballard is healthy he’ll have a career year.

  25. bullcharger says: Jun 26, 2013 1:59 PM

    shootscuz says:Jun 26, 2013 12:07 PM

    I bet the Patriots are wishing they invested their money in Welker and not Hernandez.

    ———————–

    They are certainly wishing they didn’t invest the money in Hernandez, but they weren’t going to invest in Welker no matter what. They paid Amendola more that what Welker is getting in Denver. Welker had been coming up small in big games for a few years. A regular season star. If he made that catch in the Super Bowl he’d still be a Patriot.

  26. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jun 26, 2013 2:53 PM

    Count 1: Murder.
    Count 2: Carrying Firearm without License.

    Date of Offence (Counts 1-2): 6.17.2013.

    Count 3: Possession of a large capacity firearm.
    Count 4: Possession of a large capacity firearm.
    Count 5: Possession of a firearm without an FID card.
    Count 6: Possession of a firearm without an ID card.

    Date of Offence (Counts 3-6): 6.22.2013.

    No mention of the obstruction charge.

  27. hubba29 says: Jun 27, 2013 8:41 AM

    Hey Grandmachine! Who’s your team?

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