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Police impound SUV from Aaron Hernandez’s uncle’s garage

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After searching the home of Aaron Hernandez’s uncle, police have obtained at least one piece of potential evidence against the former Patriots tight end turned murder defendant: An SUV that was taken from Andres Valderrama’s garage and impounded.

A silver SUV was towed from Valderrama’s garage on Friday night and is in police custody, USA Today reports.

It is not immediately clear whether police believe the SUV is tied to the death of Odin Lloyd, whom Hernandez is accused of murdering, or whether it is connected to a double homicide in Boston in July of 2012 that police are also investigating as possibly connected to Hernandez.

Boston police commissioner Ed Davis said there “is a lot of information that’s come in over the past week or so. We’re actively pursuing leads right now.”

In the 2012 case, three people were shot on a Boston street corner, and two of them died. No suspects had been publicly identified until this week, when investigators reportedly began to suspect that Hernandez may have been involved in that shooting, and that he killed Lloyd because Lloyd had information about his involvement.

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  1. ball20hawk says: Jun 29, 2013 4:23 PM

    This guy is soooo guilty.

  2. GenoAtkinswillnotbestopped says: Jun 29, 2013 4:24 PM

    It’s a family affair…

  3. skoobyfl says: Jun 29, 2013 4:29 PM

    Aiding & abetting ?

  4. explosionsauce says: Jun 29, 2013 4:35 PM

    So formally accused of murder. Being investigated for a double murder and also being sued for an attempted murder…..one of those is going to stick.

  5. apkyletexas says: Jun 29, 2013 4:36 PM

    Wasn’t it supposed to have been a silver or gray SUV in the double murder last year?

  6. virusgvr says: Jun 29, 2013 4:39 PM

    Hahahahhaaha!!!! This is hilarious!!! Better than the Zimmerman trail anyday!!!

  7. jayniner says: Jun 29, 2013 4:40 PM

    Whew…..I was concerned the Hernandez news stories were starting to dry up.

  8. hedleykow says: Jun 29, 2013 4:40 PM

    It be a real shame if the uncle goes down too. It’s not all that difficult to understand how seductive the whole relationship to an NFL star could be, considering that the uncle was probably basking in the glory and financial riches himself. He probably just got sucked in past the point of no return. He might have been a decent person without Aaron’s involvement.

  9. 25cuts says: Jun 29, 2013 4:41 PM

    A brush stroke away from Tom Brady….you had the world in your hands, catching touchdowns from Brady, Rollin Dice in the endzone…….now? Wow all down the tubes…

  10. whenwilliteverend says: Jun 29, 2013 4:41 PM

    OK, I’m just going to guess the meaning of his expression in the picture for this article…

    “I wish I was back in Gainesville…all this would have just been swept under the carpet so I could play next week. I don’t understand why it’s such a big deal. I play for the Patriots.”

  11. nfl4days says: Jun 29, 2013 4:43 PM

    This case is looking like its gonna be even bigger than ojs. Its shocking how deep this really goes.

  12. mrbigass says: Jun 29, 2013 4:45 PM

    REDRUM!!!

  13. sammyias says: Jun 29, 2013 4:46 PM

    At some point, Hernandez’s Uncle is going to be arrested, Right?

  14. romoscollarbone says: Jun 29, 2013 4:47 PM

    The 3rd victim that survived the drive by. Shouldn’t he know (barring brain damage) if AH was the most likely perp in that incident?

  15. jbarr1 says: Jun 29, 2013 4:47 PM

    They make the Kardashian’s look normal

  16. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 29, 2013 4:48 PM

    Maybe that sun dried little turd who scrubbed Hernandez’ from the record books might want to return the donation Aaron made to his charity. Might be ill gotten gains.

  17. nyyjetsknicks says: Jun 29, 2013 4:48 PM

    At this point I expect him to be charged in the Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman case.

  18. DonkeyStick says: Jun 29, 2013 4:50 PM

    The more I read about Hernandez, the more I wish the death penalty was used more.

  19. eessppnn says: Jun 29, 2013 4:56 PM

    This guy is never getting out. A reality that will not set in for awhile.
    He didn’t get out on bail, and unless one of his homeboys want to take the whole rap??? Not likely he might as well save his $ and take a plea which with all the evidence is unlikely to be made.
    He will be broke bc if lawsuits and lawyer fees.
    As he stated his dads phrase: if it was meant to be, I will make it be!
    Prison sucks!

  20. harrycanyon says: Jun 29, 2013 4:57 PM

    He may have more blood on his hands then the cases we know of already. He seems to have lived the gang life style when not putting on a good act for sports. Having any known gang affiliation should be a reason for colleges and the nfl the start getting rid of these types. They don;t deserve the benefits of being a sports star, and are a bad example to all.

  21. conormacleod says: Jun 29, 2013 4:58 PM

    I suspect the posters that cry Innocent until proven guilty will be gone very shortly.

  22. txraiderfan says: Jun 29, 2013 4:58 PM

    Their cheating ways are starting to catch up

  23. ickabod665 says: Jun 29, 2013 5:00 PM

    Ok, so it looks like we might have a motive for the Odin Lloyd killing.

    If that pans out, then it seems the next big piece of news would be what the motive was for the double murder last year.

  24. harrisonhits2 says: Jun 29, 2013 5:03 PM

    CNN is reporting a Colts player was arrested early this morning on gun charges

    Wtf wasn’t he paying attention this week?

  25. edelmanfanclub says: Jun 29, 2013 5:05 PM

    Lawyer: Aaron how many people did you killed?
    Aaron: Maybe we should start off with how many people I didn’t kill

  26. dwntwnbadboy19 says: Jun 29, 2013 5:06 PM

    The gift that keeps giving

  27. whenwilliteverend says: Jun 29, 2013 5:08 PM

    So let me get this straight. This guy is a suspect in a double murder right around the time he signed his big contract extension (and when he said he was going to start making better choices), shot another guy (intentionally or unintentionally) and left him for dead, then murdered Odin Lloyd. Sounds like a psychopath to me. Does he think he can do whatever he wants in his little insulated world and let his fame get him out of everything or did he really think he could continue to make such poor choices and not have it catch up to him. Not to mention that now he’s dragged his uncle into this, who could probably be charged with aiding and abetting an escaped felon. It’s fine if he screws up his own life but when he gets other family members involved, that’s pretty low-down. Doesn’t seem as if he cares though. He only cares about one thing–himself.

  28. kd75 says: Jun 29, 2013 5:10 PM

    At least it wasn’t Whitey Bulger’s garage. That would have looked a lot worse.

  29. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 29, 2013 5:11 PM

    Whatever else you say about Hernandez, it doesn’t look like he is about to cry Uncle.

  30. bigashish81 says: Jun 29, 2013 5:12 PM

    It’s hilarious how so many idiots like Hernandez think it’s like the movies where law enforcement is comprised of a bunch of idiots. Detectives for the most part are excellent at their jobs, and if Hernandez thought for a second he would be getting away with this, then the guy is even dumber than he looks in his mirror photos flashing his gun like he is a gangsta.

  31. thesteelers says: Jun 29, 2013 5:13 PM

    Hernandez will go down in football history as the NFL’s most prolific murderer.

  32. officialgame says: Jun 29, 2013 5:15 PM

    And where in all this leave the Honey Badger and his weed addiction? Sitting pretty.

  33. buffalose says: Jun 29, 2013 5:15 PM

    In a recent interview his uncles was quoted saying ” hes sa loozer! S looser!” ,
    Wait wrong uncle

  34. TheWizard says: Jun 29, 2013 5:15 PM

    I find it odd that you guys delete many of my posts, but leave vulgarity in like gabbert up above.

    I guess if it matches up with your opinions, it’s ok.

    I’m cool with that, I agree that business owners should be able to do whatever they want with their own business.

  35. patriots123456 says: Jun 29, 2013 5:22 PM

    This explains the rent a cars.

    Since he only had one uncle, who had a single car garage. He could only hide one get-away car.

    So the rest of his escapades required a rent a car.

  36. surfinbird1 says: Jun 29, 2013 5:25 PM

    I think I know what kind of balls he’ll be catchin’ in the the slamer.

  37. johnnyb216 says: Jun 29, 2013 5:26 PM

    This case is like an onion. The more layers you peel, the smellier it gets…

  38. johnnyqbp says: Jun 29, 2013 5:28 PM

    Here’s what’s going to happen: The guy who he left for dead, the missing eye guy, is also gonna know about the drive by. That’s why he shot him. And one of the three guys, the two arrested or the missing eye guy, will spill everything to cops. Which it seems they already have. AH is going away for a long time.

  39. bennyb82 says: Jun 29, 2013 5:33 PM

    Hearing all the details coming out about Hernandez the last week was captivating…but now it feels old and stale… already. This guy really does not deserve to even be brought up anymore than is necessary. He will live in infamy forever…pp

  40. ramitbaby says: Jun 29, 2013 5:33 PM

    So much for an Aaron Hernandez-free weekend.

  41. rjb23 says: Jun 29, 2013 5:37 PM

    Am I the only one who assumes Hernandez killed the 2 guys last year, because they knew about ANOTHER murder that we haven’t even found out about yet?

  42. floratiotime says: Jun 29, 2013 5:37 PM

    They’re going to rival the Manson Family by the time this is over.

  43. tfbuckfutter says: Jun 29, 2013 5:41 PM

    I blame all this on the failings of his education at the University of Florida.

    Had he gone to Miami he at least would have learned the fundamentals of crime like “don’t murder someone in your backyard” and “don’t rent a murder car in your own name” and “don’t leave a ton of evidence at the scene of a murder.”

    I mean, breaking a cell phone? Come on, that is remedial “Destroying Evidence 101″ stuff.

  44. stonefish67 says: Jun 29, 2013 5:52 PM

    The University of Florida must be so proud as another Gator make the news.
    Way to go Jeremy, Florida A.D.
    A win is a win

  45. chrisk61 says: Jun 29, 2013 6:03 PM

    the hernandez family is inter-generational bristol CT drug dealers. he used an elite nfl talent salary to fund a drug operation that included NE and south FL. the former stemmed from bristol CT and the latter from gainesville.

    this isn’t rocket science. hernandez is bad people but in other ways the guy is a bona fide bad ass. star nfl FT. drug operation that spans the east coast. and apparently he did his own hits, which may be stupid in terms of excessive risk but also quite ballsy.

  46. 84smooninlambeaunevergetsold says: Jun 29, 2013 6:03 PM

    Ray Lewis-1
    Donte Stallworth-1
    Rae Carruth-1.5
    O.J. Simpson-2
    Plaxico Burress-Flesh wound

    Aaron Hernandez-3, and counting.

  47. croghan1919 says: Jun 29, 2013 6:06 PM

    One good piece of physical evidence and this guy will never,never, never see the outside again.
    And it seems the State is well on their way to finding it.

  48. whatjusthapped says: Jun 29, 2013 6:09 PM

    Next thing we know, they are going to suggest Hernandez was on the grassy knoll in Dallas.

  49. dynaco says: Jun 29, 2013 6:09 PM

    At this rate they may even get to the bottom of Spygate.

  50. virg1969 says: Jun 29, 2013 6:19 PM

    Still waiting for Wes Welker’s wife to tell us to read the Wikipedia page of Aaron Hernandez.

  51. drgreenstreak says: Jun 29, 2013 6:24 PM

    I think they’re just breaking the crust on the life of a psycho, serial killer.
    Hernandez may have been shooting people since he was a teenager. He definitely has been in gangsta mode for a long time.
    He seems to have been spending even more money than he legally earned, which was a lot. Maybe he had street income.
    Aaron Hernandez flaws were purposely overlooked by the Pats. They just rolled the dice and it has cost them.
    Hernandez is a gangbanger.
    He just happened to play football.

  52. groundpounder95 says: Jun 29, 2013 6:27 PM

    The Wizard has spoken! Deleting is business decision, and plus there are children who read these posts.

  53. FinFan68 says: Jun 29, 2013 6:28 PM

    Isn’t it a bit odd that no drug accusations/charges have happened yet? How often does a situation like this not involve some sort of fairly large drug ring/transaction?

  54. bennyb82 says: Jun 29, 2013 6:28 PM

    If the movie “Gamer” was real, I would want to be Hernandez…

  55. Patriot42 says: Jun 29, 2013 6:35 PM

    Give a gang punk a lot of money and all you get is a rich punk but still a punk.

  56. conormacleod says: Jun 29, 2013 6:36 PM

    Everybody is going to roll over on this guy. Trust me, they’re all loyal, until its time to cut a deal. Then they all trip over themselves trying to talk first. His co-conspirators will take 20 years, but ol Aaron will be lucky with 40 to life by the time this all unravels in about a year.

  57. doggeatdogg says: Jun 29, 2013 6:41 PM

    So is the whole family intellectually challenged or what? Didn’t the uncle know they were looking for a silver SUV possibly with RI plates. Why is a toyota still in his possession and not in a chop shop? If it is the car, the uncle may be in hot water or he simply didn’t know. This is the worse soap ever.

  58. braven4evr says: Jun 29, 2013 6:47 PM

    The answer to Brady’s wife’s question is “yes.” Looks like Tom will have to throw and catch his own passes this year…lol! Welker’s gone, Lloyd’s a free agent, Gronk will start year on PUP, Hernandez jailed and if the wind blows hard on Ammendola he ends up on IR for the year!

  59. finatic1 says: Jun 29, 2013 6:51 PM

    These boston police investigators should of been in LA after OJ.

  60. missamyg says: Jun 29, 2013 6:52 PM

    So not a good week for us Boston sports fans!!!

  61. kokomike says: Jun 29, 2013 6:56 PM

    Did Hernandez have any friends on the Patriots? Does anyone on that team claim to know him? No character witnesses of any kind from that team or management? It seems like that team’s reputation is going to take a huge hit (no pun intended).

  62. lostsok says: Jun 29, 2013 6:58 PM

    New evidence suggests Tom Brady was the getaway driver.

    Okay, totally not true…but a Dolphin fan can dream…

  63. wildturkey1o1 says: Jun 29, 2013 7:03 PM

    Russ Francis hates to see his #81 for the Patriots tarnished!!

  64. jacunn2000 says: Jun 29, 2013 7:09 PM

    His bother must be shaking his head…. Brothers for the most most part are total opposites.

  65. regis18 says: Jun 29, 2013 7:12 PM

    As I recollect, the Patriots were bragging that they got Hernandez because Belichick had such a great relationship with Urban Meyer and got significant hot tips on who to draft. Hey Bill, how are those tips working out for you?

  66. pinion8ted says: Jun 29, 2013 7:15 PM

    Every single day, they’re finding new evidence.

    Somebody is obviously talking.

  67. johndont says: Jun 29, 2013 7:26 PM

    Ask O.J… he knows the real killer. Because the glove will fit Hernandez.

  68. harrisbarton says: Jun 29, 2013 7:59 PM

    Do any of the online gaming sites have an over/under number for how many people Hernandez has murdered?

  69. gabyguti15 says: Jun 29, 2013 8:34 PM

    I thought he had potential to be in hof someday. Truly sad to throw away all that potential. My generation is so effed up its ridiculous.

  70. pthepro49 says: Jun 29, 2013 8:40 PM

    Which Mexican is more guilty.

    Aaron Hernandez-Thumbs UP
    George Zimmerman-Thumbs DOWN

  71. gorillasuitcelebrity says: Jun 29, 2013 8:51 PM

    I heard he also murdered Biggie, Pac, Kennedy, Hoffa, and Patriots playoff hopes.

  72. icebowler says: Jun 29, 2013 9:07 PM

    Patriots brass gets wind of the “eye shot” incident in Florida. Patriots sign his old angelical college QB hoping to get him to hang out with AH and be a good influence and get him to change his ways. Now this happens. Now what to do?

  73. purpleneons says: Jun 29, 2013 9:28 PM

    The Patriots HAD to suspect he wasn’t what he appeared to be given all the ex-cops and detectives they have on there payroll. They knew, but the Pats went ahead and signed him to a fat contract anyway and it appears he may have already killed while catching passes from Mr Uggs. Now Pats are trying to cover their tracks with all this PR nonsense.

    Wake up Boston frauds..I mean fans…..you cheered for a savage killer and continue to insist he’s innocent. That phony squeaky clean image is taking a major hit ain’t it?

    A cheater and a killer….what an organization

  74. NFL Betting Canada says: Jun 29, 2013 9:31 PM

    lol, nothing yet. I’m sure they’ll have odds on the verdict once the trial begins though. In the meantime, at least the Superbowl odds on the Pats are getting better.

  75. spitfisher says: Jun 29, 2013 9:32 PM

    When will the drugs come out? I mean he (AH) and his cronies seem to run around a lot at the hours of 2-5 am?

  76. hawkstradamus says: Jun 29, 2013 9:49 PM

    So how long after he gets locked up will it take him to murder a guard or inmate?

  77. shlort says: Jun 29, 2013 9:58 PM

    It is time that colleges start vetting prospective recruits. The NCAA needs to impliment a plan for this and disqualify any HS players from playing college football if they have gang affiliation. Also, the NFL needs to support the NCAA in this move and disqualify for life any prosepctive draft picks from playing NFL Football if they have affiliation with gangs or have compiled an arrest record that meets a certain criteria.

    Hernandez should never have played a down in the NFL, let alone been picked up by a team. This kids past leads him to right where he is. Got away with everything because he could play football. His whole life he has had people tell him it is alright to do stupid stuff and he has never been punished for any of it. Hernandez is not the only player like that either. Look at how many guys in the NFL are in trouble because they have never faced consequences for their actions.

  78. bighurt228 says: Jun 29, 2013 9:59 PM

    Hollywood couldn’t have written a better script.

  79. adkfootballfan says: Jun 29, 2013 10:02 PM

    As macabre as this may sound I predict that he never sees his trial as he’s either wacked in prison or he’ll commit suicide…

  80. saints4life57 says: Jun 29, 2013 10:08 PM

    Honestly at this point it already doesn’t matter what happens in this case! The dude’s life is ruined weather he’s found guilty or not! ( And he will be found guilty ) Just saying if he somehow can pull an OJ and get off!

  81. saints4life57 says: Jun 29, 2013 10:12 PM

    And on a side note, I am already getting sick and tired of seeing this dudes face every where! It’s like I am stuck in a nightmare and keep seeing Hernandez and Tebow and the Jets! lol Man what a crappy dream that would be! Please NFL just start so we have plenty of other things to talk about!

  82. sc49ers says: Jun 29, 2013 10:14 PM

    Wow found the silver suv with rhode island plates in his uncles garage not the uncle is gonna involed for hideing the getway suv and his mon said his is gonna b free and clear best hope the uncle dosent say nothing…good luck…i wonder who is holding all his money to start paying people off….

  83. barbeaux says: Jun 29, 2013 11:01 PM

    Until they find a murder weapon with his prints on it I still say he has a fair chance of acquittal. They absolutely have to prove that he did it….not that he was there or maybe did it but that he definitively did it. I don’t support the guy but that’s just how I understand the law.

  84. patsfan13 says: Jun 30, 2013 5:21 AM

    I just hope he get a fair trial with no idiots on the jury. If found guilty, Cedar Junction will be his new home for the rest of his life.

  85. jetsfan79 says: Jun 30, 2013 6:51 AM

    This guy is a genius

  86. dyk88 says: Jun 30, 2013 9:18 AM

    I’m really looking forward to the 30 for 30 on AH in a few years, should be riveting tv. Sorry for all the victims that died. Sounds like there is still lots we don’t know yet!

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