New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (courtesy Patriots.com)
BREAKING: Patriots release tight end Aaron Hernandez following homicide investigation.— The Associated Press (@AP) June 26, 2013
NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP/CBS NEWS)-- New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was led out of his home by police Wednesday morning and taken away in the back of a North Attleboro police cruiser, CBS Boston station WBZ-TV reports.
A Boston semi-pro football player was recently found dead in an industrial park a mile from Hernandez's house. Family members say the dead man, 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, was dating a woman whose sister is Hernandez's fiancee. Officials ruled the death a homicide but did not say how Lloyd died.
On Wednesday, Hernandez was wearing a white T-shirt and had his arms inside the shirt and behind his back as two officers escorted him out the front of his home and into the car around 8:45 a.m.
No other details are available at this point in the investigation.
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