NEW: Reports Saying Hernandez Arrest Imminent
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Police surrounded his North Attleboro, MA home late Tuesday afternoon and evening, searching his property in connection with the death of a 27-year-old Boston man found nearby. A jogger found the body of Odin Lloyd, a linebacker for the semi-pro Boston Bandits, in an industrial park Monday...less than a mile from Hernandez's home. Several reports late Wednesday indicated that a gun had been found in a wooded area down the road from Hernandez's home.
Originally, reports surfaced that Hernandez was not a suspect in the case, but as details were discovered–including the fact a rental vehicle with Rhode Island plates was found near the scene, rented in his name–the more Hernandez became suspect with some degree of involvement.
Hernandez is also tied to Lloyd through his girlfriend, whose sister had apparently dated Lloyd. Hernandez, Lloyd and two other men were all reported as seen together at a bar this past Saturday night as well. Additionally, Hernandez faces another huge legal problem through the reports of a civil lawsuit being filed over a February shooting that caused a victim to lose sight in one eye. Based on NFL history, a suspension for his conduct would not be out of the question.
If you thought the New England Patriots had some trouble on their hands with Rob Gronkowski's back injury, think again. Further details coming as the situation unfolds.