Source on Hernandez: “Assume the worst”

AP

The facts still aren’t clear, but the circumstances continue to look bad for Aaron Hernandez.

We’ll know more later today the specific charge Hernandez faces.  As one source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT regarding the overall situation:  “Assume the worst.”

We don’t know whether that specifically means he’ll be charged with murder, whether there’s enough evidence to show that he was involved in murder, or whether there’s enough evidence to show that he obstructed justice.

Regardless, it’s already bad.  We’re not sure how much worse it can get.

Apparently, however, it will.

64 responses to “Source on Hernandez: “Assume the worst”

  1. I would expect obstruction, a charge relating to murder/conspiracy/accessory and some as yet unreported drug charges

  2. There is a lot of chatter on Boston media that the Patriots have a lot of insight as to what extent Hernandez was involved and that is why he was released today.

    Yes, assume the worst.

  3. Wonder if he actually regrets his actions that night and the next day or not. You know, like is he really thinking back, man I shouldn’t have made that choice..or is he hard headed enough not to learn.

  4. Interestingly, there has been no announcement of the arrest of the other two guys. They likely sold Hernandez out to get a good deal for themselves. That doesn’t make Hernandez innocent, but it certainly does call into question their credibility at trial were they to testify against him (and assuming there is no other direct, physical evidence corroborating their story).

  5. hey you know what this is America and you’re innocent until proven guilty. I’m not defending Aaron Hernandez but let the process of law determine the consequences and don’t condemn the guy. Condemn the death of Odin Lloyd.

  6. I wonder what the Pat’s offense will look like with AH gone, Gronk trying to heal from multiple surgeries, Amendola filling in for Welker, and Tebow trying to play TE? Much bigger shift from last year than Bellicheck wanted.

  7. Quite frankly, I dont beleive it will be obstruction of justice, or they would have likely let him bring himself in. I am thinking 2nd degree murder, and they picked him up for fear he’d run… I am so sad for the family of the victim, but also for this young man who just threw his life away. I cant imagine Hernandez having to live just one week in my life, for a few hundred bucks a week in a factory, and he just threw away millions in a sensless act, and also taking away life from another young man….

  8. Its no Surprise. If it was obstruction of justice they wouldn’t have cuffed him and they would have taken him earlier. They are building a huge case on him, for them to keep doing numerous different searches suggests they could have a witness giving them information. Props to the Patriots for getting rid of him.

  9. I guess the pull of growing up in bad situations is too strong for some. Hernandez had the world at his fingertips and he tossed it away.

  10. This is awful for Lloyd’s family, and a so disappointing that AH is involved somehow. He was one of my favorite patriots and now he’s a cut and may be going away for awhile for being too dumb to see how his actions could ruin his life and cause/help cover up another mans death.
    The patriots will be fine, as they always are. They’ll have to adjust tremendously and do different things to win, but that’s what they do. Win.

  11. This point has to be made every time a mindless assertion is made that someone is “innocent until proven guilty”. That term means that the government cannot punish a person until they are found guilty in a court of law.

    The general public is under no obligation to wait for a trial verdict before forming their opinion of guilt or innocence. And the general public is under no obligation to wait for a trial verdict before severing ties to a person charged with a crime.

    Sp please stop with the moronic “innocent until proven guilty” posts, unless the government imposes a penalty on AH prior to a guilty verdict.

  12. Murder in the first degree I’m thinking.

    Those two “friends” with AH and Odin Lloyd have probably done some talking and those 5 evidence bags the other day backed up what they said.

  13. Hang in there amigo. Fortunately in this country we have the presumption of innocence. Or at least we are supposed to be afforded that presumption.

  14. Pats cut him, removed all merchandise from their pro shop and removed him from their website. Also announced they are not going to try to recoup any signing bonus. They have completely washed their hands of him.

    Odin family just arrived at court. Story now says the jail has prepared a cell for him, so it’s looking like he won’t make bail. That indicates that really serious charges, besides obstruction, are coming.

  15. The big question is whether or not they have the murder weapon. Hence why they were searching marshy area with a metal detector.

    They probably have spent the last week looking, knowing that if they had found it and it belonged to Hernandez or had any prints of his on it, he was for sure bagged.

    I bet he gets 6 months to two years for obstruction.

  16. I’m glad they acted quickly. Yes he has been found guilty. Guilty of being a huge disruption to the up-coming training camp.

    He would have been a huge distraction. Hopefully other GM’s will learn to move quickly on guys like this and Titus Young, Kluwe, Vince Young, many others.

    Just cut the suckers and let them fend for themselves. Football owes them nothing other than a check for showing up and playing.

  17. The didn’t look in the pond for no reason; someone told them to look there. Just because they didn’t report finding anything, that surely does not mean that they didn’t.

  18. “rule the day,” “assume innocent,” i love it when you can tell that someone has only heard, but never read, a phrase.

  19. hesteelers says:
    Jun 26, 2013 11:41 AM
    Why are his arms tucked in his shirt like that?
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    Most likely he wasn’t wearing a shirt when they showed up and handcuffed him. So, they threw one on him after the fact.

  20. The reason his arms are under his shirt like that is the he was shirtless when they cuffed his ass. That, or the cops were giving A.H. advise about all the space he has for his new prison “tats”….

  21. jrock3x8 says: Jun 26, 2013 11:50 AM

    hey you know what this is America and you’re innocent until proven guilty. I’m not defending Aaron Hernandez but let the process of law determine the consequences and don’t condemn the guy. Condemn the death of Odin Lloyd.
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    hey you know what jrock? You are only presumed innocent in a court of law, not in the court of public opinion. Feel free to have yours, and I will have mine.

  22. They probably have enough to charge all 3 guys with 2nd degree murder. Now it’s time to see which 2 will turn on the other 1…if the other 2 haven’t already turned on Hernandez.

  23. So when can we talk about how the NFL is doing a disservice by not finding a way to negotiate terms with the NFLPA that prevent guys like Hernandez from banking such huge piles of money when that money could go to other players or the pockets of ownership?

  24. nflofficeadmin says:
    Jun 26, 2013 12:13 PM
    “Hang in there amigo. Fortunately in this country we have the presumption of innocence. Or at least we are supposed to be afforded that presumption.”

    That applies to courts of law. This is the court of public opinion. Different animal.

  25. hor2012 says:
    Jun 26, 2013 12:12 PM
    That Pats are going to rule the day the let Welker go to Denver
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    I think they might rue the day. But that’s just me.

  26. Were his hand hidden because they were bagged (to preserve powder burn evidence) or was it too long ago, cold have been washed off, and I’ve been watching waaaaaaay too much CSI?

  27. thesteelers says: Jun 26, 2013 11:41 AM

    Why are his arms tucked in his shirt like that?
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    I would guess maybe Aaron wasn’t willing to be handcuffed. Seeing it was early morning I’ll guess he wasn’t completely dressed and before he could scuffle they cuffed him and put a shirt on him afterwards.

  28. Let’s not give the Patriots credit just yet. We don’t know what they already knew. They could very well know A.H. is not going to.benefit them this season for the most part , so what better way to generate desperate positive p.r. than to say , hey we got rid of him before we even knew the charges…..knowing the whole time what he would get charged for anyway. Sounds like the “patriot way” to me and let’s not forget that this is in their own backyard so even though Mr Hernandez isn’t getting star local treatment, doesn’t mean Mr Kraft isn’t….

  29. Let’s not give the Patriots credit just yet. We don’t know what they already knew. They could very well know A.H. is not going to.benefit them this season for the most part , so what better way to generate desperate positive p.r. than to say , hey we got rid of him before we even knew the charges…..knowing the whole time what he would get charged for anyway. Sounds like the “patriot way” to me and let’s not forget that this is in their own backyard so even though Mr Hernandez isn’t getting star local treatment, doesn’t mean Mr Kraft isn’t….

    1 2 Surely you can’t be serious! Oh wait you are a Raven fan where the rules for us apply only to us. Nice example with Ray Lewis the old head in the sand …we didn’t see a thing …hear a thing… Treatment. It took guts to do what the Pats did …can’t say the same for the ravens.

  30. lalnh says:
    Jun 26, 2013 12:20 PM

    Story now says the jail has prepared a cell for him, so it’s looking like he won’t make bail.
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    Doilies?

  31. SVP just aired some audio from Hernandez a while ago talking about how Bill and the Patriots turned around his life. The guy can barely put together one sentence. Holy ish, I didn’t realize how dumb the guy is…

  32. If you have nothing to hide, then why break your phone and security system? Hernandez must have thought he could replace James Gandolfini on the Sopranos. What a loser, and all Florida fans like myself, disown this fool for his decision making.

  33. All this means is now Michael Jenkins will be a top 10 WR in Fantasy League. Who else does Brady have to throw to? Beginning of the end to the Patriot’s run.

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