Yesterday was a tough day for football player Aaron Hernandez – first he was charged with murder and then he was booted out of the New England Patriots. The latter may have had a little something to do with the former… But it’s still a better fate than semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd – he’s dead.
Yes, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been charged with murder in the death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, who was found shot in the head last week.
Hernandez, 23, was arrested on Wednesday in his home south of Boston and later appeared in a packed courtroom, where he faced six criminal charges, the most significant being first degree murder.
The story goes: Aaron Hernandez and two friends picked up Lloyd at home at 02:30am on June 17. The group drove through Boston before heading back to North Attleborough. During the ride, Hernandez let Lloyd know that he was upset that Lloyd had spoken with people that he didn’t like at Boston nightclub several nights earlier. What better reason to murder someone! Long story short, multiple gun shots were heard near an industrial park close to Hernandez’s home around 3:23 a.m and surveillance cameras captured Hernandez carrying a semiautomatic firearm as he and two other men returned to his home at 3:30 a.m.
Aaron Hernandez’s lawyer called the case “circumstantial” and “not a strong case”, but the judge was a little skeptical and denied him bail. Probably a good call – his reputation doesn’t exactly scream “give me bail”. A Florida man filed a lawsuit last week claiming Hernandez shot him in the face after they argued at a strip club in February. And it was reported that Hernandez lost his temper and threatened a teammate during an argument in the team’s weight room shortly after he was drafted.