On Wednesday, a judge decided to hold Aaron Hernandez without bail pending further proceedings in his murder case.
Those further proceedings could happen as soon as Thursday.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Hernandez will appeal the initial decision via a hearing to be held this week.
In 2000, a judge in Georgia initially decided to hold former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis without bail after he was charged with murder. Less than two weeks later, Lewis was released on $1 million bail.
For Hernandez, the key question is whether he presents a flight risk. Apart from the modern techniques for digitally monitoring his whereabouts, the media has been staked out at his North Attleboro home on a round-the-clock basis. It’s unlikely, however, that the media presence will continue through the trial of the case, which could happen at some point in early 2014.