On Monday, June 17th a jogger found the body of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Since the body was discovered a chain reaction of events has unfolded that all, in some way, revolved around New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez. This is a summary of 'The Aaron Hernandez Saga'. *please note that the dates and times attached to these posts are not when the events occurred but rather when they were added to this page.
- On Monday, June 17, Hernandez and two other men picked up Lloyd in Dorchester, Mass., around 2:30 a.m. ET in a rented Nissan Altima.
- According to McCauley, Hernandez was allegedly upset with Lloyd about speaking to someone at Club Rumor in Boston that weekend and claimed he couldn't trust him.
- The four men drove around Boston, then headed south down Routes 128 and 95 before ending up on Route 152 in the Attleboro area. During this time, Lloyd exchanged texts with his sister. The last text, according to McCauley, was sent at 3:23 a.m.
- Surveillance video showed the Altima entering a gravel road that leads to a field in an industrial park near Hernandez's home at 3:23 a.m., according to McCauley.
- McCauley said employees in the park working at the time reported hearing gunshots. Surveillance images showed the Nissan leaving the scene at 3:27 a.m.
- Hernandez and the two others in the car then returned to Hernandez's home less than two minutes away and shut off the surveillance video system.
- Lloyd's body was discovered around 5:30 p.m. by a jogger.
- McCauley said Hernandez eventually changed cars, disposed of the gun and then destroyed his home surveillance system.
Aaron Hernandez has been charged with Murder and carrying an unlicensed firearm. More detail to follow.— ProSportsDaily (@PSDnews) June 26, 2013
Source with direct knowledge of Hernandez situation tells us: "Assume the worst."— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 26, 2013
BREAKING: The Patriots have released Aaron Hernandez.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 26, 2013
Still no word on whether/when an official arrest warrant will be issued for obstruction of justice.
Ummmm...that's right...the photo below is Aaron Hernandez' doghouse.
According to a source close to the team, Hernandez showed up at Gillette Stadium for a workout on Thursday, June 20th and was asked to leave the facility by officials.
This is just the beginning stages of the Patriots trying to distance themselves from a very fluid situation. Could an outright release be far behind...
At this point everyone is thinking, "Yeah, OK. He seems like a solid citizen and a good guy...I'll give him the benefit of the doubt"