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Lawyer: Bill Belichick was subpoenaed for Aaron Hernandez trial

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Previously placed on the witness list for the ongoing double murder trial against former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, Patriots coach Bill Belichick supposedly received a subpoena to testify earlier this week.

Lawyer Jose Baez, who represented Hernandez, told the presiding judge on Wednesday that Belichick was served with a subpoena, but that he was not present to testify, via Christina Hager of WBZ-TV.

Hager’s Twitter timeline contains no other references to the issue. If Belichick had been properly served with a subpoena and had defied it, that would have been a fairly big deal. Judges typically don’t react kindly when people fail to honor formal mandates to appear in court, whether to testify or serve on a jury or face accusations.

Instead, the case moved on without Belichick, Baez rested his case, and closing arguments will occur on Thursday.

Hernandez already is serving a life sentence without parole for killing Odin Lloyd in July 2013. Hernandez currently is accused of killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in July 2012.

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44 Responses to “Lawyer: Bill Belichick was subpoenaed for Aaron Hernandez trial”
  1. phinatic29 says: Apr 5, 2017 6:06 PM

    why? he never answers questions candidly.

  2. mosesthejuggernaut says: Apr 5, 2017 6:15 PM

    Bill is so on to Cincinnati.

  3. coltsreign says: Apr 5, 2017 6:21 PM

    Jose Baez is trying for case #3 to his resume, having bailed out Casey Anthony and George Zimmerman. I doubt he gets Hernandez though.

  4. 904primetime says: Apr 5, 2017 6:22 PM

    Mosesthejuggernaut

    I was thinking the same thing lol

  5. goldtooth80 says: Apr 5, 2017 6:32 PM

    The prosecution assumed Bill had film of Aaron Hernandez practicing – to Kill.

  6. officialgame says: Apr 5, 2017 6:32 PM

    Probably discovered Bill would be a hostile witness.

  7. ibillwt says: Apr 5, 2017 7:01 PM

    No story. Belichick doesn’t leave T s uncrossed or I s undotted.

  8. xenova1 says: Apr 5, 2017 7:05 PM

    Why not subpoena the whole Patriots team and organization? Bill would help Hernandez’s case as much as I would help him living hundreds of miles for the crime scene. Baez just wants to meet Belichick and hopefully become his lawyer if he ever needs one.

  9. realtruthteller100 says: Apr 5, 2017 7:12 PM

    he’ll make one heckuva character witness. sad that a inocent until proven guilty guy like hernandez has to go thru this.

  10. razzlejag says: Apr 5, 2017 7:14 PM

    Hernandez will walk on this one, the evidence leaves too many questions and witnesses aren’t credible.
    Anyway, find him innocent already and put him back in prison. He’s already serving life without parole so what’s da difference.

  11. phantasm says: Apr 5, 2017 7:22 PM

    Belichick will disappear mysteriously after this

  12. riland33 says: Apr 5, 2017 7:23 PM

    Joan Baez would not stand a chance with the hoodie

  13. rufustfirefly1303 says: Apr 5, 2017 7:37 PM

    @razzlejag im with you on this, its basically extended recess for him out of his cell. But maybe the families of the 2 guys murdered want closure.

  14. 315judman says: Apr 5, 2017 7:44 PM

    I’d like to ask him a few questions about deflated footballs, filming opponents and destruction of evidence while he’s sworn in.

  15. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Apr 5, 2017 8:09 PM

    Bill reading from a prepared statement…
    “Aaron is no longer the TE of the NEP.”

  16. thisonesforpat says: Apr 5, 2017 8:16 PM

    Because he was there, right? Everybody knows Belichick loves Jagermeister and partying far into the night with heavily-inked players.

    Red herring?

  17. kd75 says: Apr 5, 2017 8:18 PM

    I would love to see video of this subpoena being served.

  18. amishninjas says: Apr 5, 2017 8:26 PM

    Baez did not represent George Zimmerman.

  19. kptb12 says: Apr 5, 2017 8:29 PM

    ESPN is not reporting this. This is odd. You think Bill would give AH a character reference? Bills answers would be “I don’t know, look he hasn’t been on the team in years “. Bill would eat Baez up. Non story. Enough about this evil killer. May the families get some closure and may the victims RIP.

  20. Flash1287 says: Apr 5, 2017 8:43 PM

    GOAT

  21. celticsforever says: Apr 5, 2017 8:59 PM

    315judman says:
    Apr 5, 2017 7:44 PM

    I’d like to ask him a few questions about deflated footballs, filming opponents and destruction of evidence while he’s sworn in.
    _________________________________

    Wow. Time to move on don’t you think? With the NFL likely watching every single move of the Pats this past season all they did was win the Superbowl. Sort of blows all your cheating theories out of the water. Move on.

  22. janneywheels says: Apr 5, 2017 9:14 PM

    “Look, I’m here to talk about the players who are on the team now”

  23. ZombieVikings says: Apr 5, 2017 9:17 PM

    Breaking news…..Patriots lose a 4th round pick for Belichick failing to honor subpoena.

  24. kap1123 says: Apr 5, 2017 9:36 PM

    Aaron Hernandez is one of those things that I will NEVER NEVER NEVER understand. A guy making millions with the world as his oyster and he commits murder over some trivial incident. I just can’t wrap my head around such stupidity.

  25. curtj5 says: Apr 5, 2017 10:26 PM

    They almost lost to the Falcons. I don’t even know how they won that game lol

  26. seanx40 says: Apr 5, 2017 10:42 PM

    Why? What could Belichick possibly have to say? It isn’t like Hernandez called him after killing people and said “Hey, coach, I can’t make it to mini-camp. I just killed two dudes and might have some legal issues. “

  27. JaminJake says: Apr 5, 2017 10:53 PM

    Baez: Mr. Bellichick, please inform us about your interactions with Mr. Hernandez

    BB: he did angel dust and brought guns with him in bags.

    Baez: no further questions

  28. idiedpretty says: Apr 5, 2017 10:59 PM

    Fruitless to put him on stand. He will just lie. It’s The Patriots Way!

  29. vusnu says: Apr 5, 2017 11:45 PM

    Bill’s on borrowed time. First he crossed Hillary Clinton by supporting Trump, and now this?!?

  30. pittsburghdamned says: Apr 6, 2017 4:08 AM

    Another in a fine lineup of great Patriot players.

    Next up in an orange jumpsuit: Blount

  31. aj66shanghai says: Apr 6, 2017 5:21 AM

    For those saying he’s already in prison for life without parole…that’s not really how things work. New evidence could surface and get him a successful appeal for a new trial. He could end up being in a position to testify against another inmate, giving him a chance to make a deal for an amended sentence. So, best if he gets fully tried for every crime.

    Regardless, that’s how our justice system works. Due process, all the time, every time. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, our system is terrible, but not as terrible as all the other systems.

  32. ihavenoeyedeer says: Apr 6, 2017 7:01 AM

    Internet lawyers in full force

  33. kromerwolf says: Apr 6, 2017 7:44 AM

    If BB testifies, Hernandez will somehow end up on the Browns.

  34. dexterismyhero says: Apr 6, 2017 8:34 AM

    Do you swear to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth?

    Bill: Yes. We’re on to Odin Lloyd.

  35. my_old_name_was_offensive says: Apr 6, 2017 9:14 AM

    Why is tax payer money paying for this….The man already has a life sentence…. Liberals always know the best way to spend money…. Because they’re educated….

  36. savethebs says: Apr 6, 2017 9:16 AM

    riland33 says:
    Apr 5, 2017 7:23 PM

    Joan Baez would not stand a chance with the hoodie

    —————————–

    You’re kidding right? Belichek can barely speak. He’s a great coach, likely the best ever. But get him on a witness stand where he can’t duck questions & hock & spit loogies on the mike & he’d be a mess. Baez would tear him apart. Not really sure why he’d need to, because I doubt Belichek would be lying on the stand. But a pro lawyer vs a football coach in court? Haha.

  37. jjackwagon says: Apr 6, 2017 9:39 AM

    First off…if BB had planned it, Hernandez would still be playing football. Yes…BB is that good.

  38. nomar8477 says: Apr 6, 2017 9:41 AM

    Sorry judge…im only concerned with the team.

  39. maust1013 says: Apr 6, 2017 10:23 AM

    ‘When asked if Belichick had responded through an attorney, Baez answered, “I don’t know, we’re trying to figure all that out.”’

    They didn’t know? More bs from the same attorney that represented Casey Anthony

  40. blessedunliketherest says: Apr 6, 2017 10:46 AM

    Another in a fine lineup of great Patriot players.

    Next up in an orange jumpsuit: Blount
    __________________________________________

    Coming from the team that still employs and holds on a pedestal, a QB that was accused of (and most certainly committed) rape on multiple occasions.

  41. wib22 says: Apr 6, 2017 11:10 AM

    Big ben should be in jail for rape

  42. fjw2 says: Apr 6, 2017 12:15 PM

    AH is a piece of crap and probably did it, but the state didn’t prove its case. He looks like he may get a pass on this one.

  43. grumpysal says: Apr 6, 2017 12:25 PM

    Another in a fine lineup of great Patriot players.

    Next up in an orange jumpsuit: Blount

    Aren’t you a Steeler fan? This is real funny, since the only time that Blount has been in trouble with the law as an NFL player was when he was with….the Steelers.

    How’s Big Ben doing now that Little Ben can’t frequent the local bars looking for dates?

  44. jazzawakens says: Apr 6, 2017 6:55 PM

    savethebs says:
    Apr 6, 2017 9:16 AM
    riland33 says:
    Apr 5, 2017 7:23 PM

    Joan Baez would not stand a chance with the hoodie

    —————————–

    You’re kidding right? Belichek can barely speak. He’s a great coach, likely the best ever. But get him on a witness stand where he can’t duck questions & hock & spit loogies on the mike & he’d be a mess. Baez would tear him apart. Not really sure why he’d need to, because I doubt Belichek would be lying on the stand. But a pro lawyer vs a football coach in court? Haha.

    _______________________________
    Belichick is the best there is a responding to all questions without ever saying anything. Rather than comparing a football coach to a trial lawyer compare the media to a trial lawyer. The media is far better at grilling a guy hard. Yet Belichick handles them every week.

    In other news Joan Baez is a singer and yes, she is way better than Belichick.

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