NFL issues statement on Aaron Hernandez arrest

Reuters

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.

27 responses to “NFL issues statement on Aaron Hernandez arrest

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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..

  5. 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.

  6. Can’t wait for Hoody to make a statement:

    “We only talk about players on our team”

    Next question….

  7. 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…

  8. 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!

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

  9. 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.

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    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.

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

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

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    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.

  11. 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.

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