2:30 p.m.: As ProFootballTalk.com points out, the rescheduled Aug. 22 hearing could end up being moot.
There’s still a chance Hernandez is indicted by a grand jury before that hearing.
2:24 p.m.: So again, the probable cause hearing has been pushed back 30 days, and it has been rescheduled for Aug. 22, which gives the state a little longer to build its case.
While that hearing is over, the courtroom is still full — with Hernandez still inside — as they are now going over media motions to uncover documents in relation to the case.
2:18 p.m.: In case you were wondering, this is what Aaron Hernandez looks like for his court hearing.
This screen shot is via the live stream on FOX-25’s live stream.
2:16 p.m.: The request for the 30-day continuation has been granted by the judge, and that hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 22 at 2 p.m.
2:13 p.m.: Hernandez’s defense are objecting to the prosecution’s request for a continuance, and they are requesting that the probable cause hearing be held today.
2:09 p.m.: Prosecutors are asking for a continuance, according to reports. They say additional evidence has been uncovered, and that Hernandez’s fingerprints are on some of that evidence.
2:07 p.m.: The judge has arrived. This should start soon.
2:02 p.m.: The court room is reportedly packed while awaiting Hernandez.
1:20 p.m.: Aaron Hernandez is back in court. There was some speculation that the court date would be put off, but the former Patriots tight end appears to have arrived in Attleborough.
Until then, take a look at a sky shot of Hernandez showing up for court.
FOX 25 News Boston (@fox25news) July 24, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 11:14 a.m.: Hernandez will be back in court on Wednesday for a probable cause hearing.
Sunday, July 21, 12:50 p.m.: The Pouncey twins raised some eyebrows last weekend when they were spotted clubbing, wearing “FREE HERNANDEZ” hats. Maurkice of the Steelers quickly apologized for wearing the hat, but Mike of the Dolphins refused to talk about the hat on Sunday when he reported to training camp.
He was asked about the hat multiple times, but was only willing to answer football questions. The Pouncey brothers were reportedly close to Hernandez when they went to Florida together.
Wednesday, July 17, 8:50 a.m.: Alexander Bradley, the man who says Aaron Hernandez shot him in the face in February, will testify in front of a grand jury on Wednesday, according to The Boston Globe.
The shooting occurred on Feb. 13, according to Bradley. Bradley says the two men were leaving a Miami strip club when Hernandez pointed a gun at him. The gun fired, either intentionally or accidentally, and hit Bradley through his arm and into his face. He says he lost his eye in the incident and required several surgeries.
Bradley will appear in court as part of the investigation into the Odin Lloyd shooting.
Tuesday, July 16, 8:50 p.m.: The Boston Globe posted a “day in the life” of Aaron Hernandez today.
The former Patriots tight end lives in a 7-foot-by-10-foot cell. He has a toilet/sink combo, a bed with a one-inch mattress and a desk with a stool attached. He’s woken up at 6 a.m. for breakfast, which is one egg, grits, a muffin square and a choice of milk or Tang. He has to keep his cell clean all day, which includes making his bed. There is no TV or computer. He can read up to two books at one time.
He’s allowed to leave the cell three times a day. He can make collect calls, take a hot shower and stretch his legs by walking 30 yards. He can also work out in a cage, or pen, as Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson calls it, to do push ups, sit ups and squats.
Hodgson says Hernandez has been “nothing but perfect.” He made just one request, to get more protein in his diet, and it was denied.
Wednesday, July 10, 10:20 p.m.: In court documents filed in Florida that The Associated Press acquired, Carlos Ortiz said that he stayed in the car while Hernandez, Ernest Wallace and Odin Lloyd got out at the industrial park. Ortiz said he heard gunshots and knew that Lloyd did not get back in the car.
The next day, Wallace and Ortiz went to “an apartment in the area that Hernandez and other football players used.” Hernandez has a “flop house” in Franklin, Mass.
10:01 p.m.: Aaron Hernadez told one of his associates that he shot and killed Odin Lloyd, according to court documents.
3:49 p.m.: Hernandez’s fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, said they installed security cameras because there had been several break-in attempts at the residence.
3:31 p.m.: There are more details trickling out now from the eight search warrants released. Lloyd slept at Hernandez’s house two nights before the murder, according to Dave Altimari of the Hartford Courant. The documents say they got so drunk that neither made it back into the house and slept outside instead.
Albert Breer tweets that six cartridge casings were found. Five near Lloyd’s body and one inside the rental car.
3:09 p.m.: Here is the initial contact between Hernandez and police:
Brian Ballou (@GlobeBallou) July 09, 2013
2:56 p.m.: Here is the text conversation between Hernandez and Lloyd on the night of the murder:
Brian Ballou (@GlobeBallou) July 09, 2013
2:49 p.m.: Hernandez’s fiancee wept when told that Odin Lloyd had been killed, according to Maria Cramer of The Boston Globe. Hernandez did not ask who had been killed when he slammed the door on police when told they were investigating a death.
Hernandez’s fiancee received a call from Hernandez while she was speaking to police to say she should stop talking.
On Friday June 14, Hernandez got drunk with Lloyd and slept outside Lloyd’s home. On June 14, a club employee saw what looked like a gun in Hernandez’s waistband.
2:40 p.m.: Items removed from Hernandez’s locker were searched, according to Dave Altimari of the Hartford Courant. Police have a video showing Lloyd getting into a silver Nissan Altima that matches the car Hernandez rented.
Police have yet to find the murder weapon.
2:36 p.m.: Here’s a list of what police took from Hernandez’s home:
Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) July 09, 2013
Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) July 09, 2013
2:34 p.m.: Hernandez’s girlfriend told police that Odin Lloyd was a “marijuana dealer,” according to Ted Daniel of FOX 25.
2:26 p.m.: Odin Lloyd texted Hernandez the morning of the murder, saying “We still on,” according to Ted Daniel of FOX 25. Lloyd was driving a car rented in Hernandez’s name. It was rented at TF Green Airport in Rhode Island.
2:20 p.m.: Details from the 150-page search warrants are starting to come out. Hernandez slammed the door on police and locked it behind him when they told him they were conducting a “death investigation,” according to Wesley Lowery of The Boston Globe. Police took two cell phones, three iPads, a video camera and a hard drive from Hernandez’s home.
2:08 p.m.: Hernandez’s defense team did not contest the release of sealed documents, according to Albert Breer of NFL Network, so those should be available to anyone in Attleboro who can get them.
9:56 a.m.: Hernandez’s first meal in prison (if you care) was scrambled eggs, grits, chop suey with green beans and bread, according to TMZ. That doesn’t sound too good.
Specific details will likely be released in the Hernandez case at 2 p.m., according to FOX 25. Search warrants will be unsealed if prosecutors and defense attorneys agree to lift the impoundment of the material. If that is lifted, we will know what police were looking for, why they were looking for it and what they found.
Tuesday, July 9, 9:09 a.m.: Robert Kraft met with select media on Monday and said the Patriots felt duped by Aaron Hernandez. Kraft said the team had no idea about Hernandez’s past, other than failed drug tests at Florida. But Kraft did say taking Hernandez in the fourth round of the 2010 draft was the wrong decision.
Kraft also spoke about a letter Hernandez wrote to the Patriots before the draft, saying he would take drug tests every other week and take money out of his salary if he ever failed one.
Hernandez was also removed from EA Sports’ video games Madden 25 and NCAA Football 14.
Monday, July 8, 8:51 a.m.: A recent report from The New York Times has a startling statistic: 41 of the 121 players on the 2008 University of Florida National Championship team have been arrested. That includes both in college and out.
Urban Meyer coached at Florida from 2005 to 2010. During that time, 31 Gators were arrested while in school.
Of course, Tim Tebow is not among either figure.
Cornerback Janoris Jenkins had a telling quote after he was kicked out of the university by new head coach Will Muschamp, “If Coach Meyer were still coaching, I’d still be playing for the Gators. Coach Meyer knows what it takes to win.” He still does know how to win. His new team, Ohio State, went undefeated in 2012.
10:20 a.m.: Urban Meyer continues to speak out about the Hernandez situation. In an interview with The Columbus Dispatch, the current Ohio State coach and former University of Florida coach says he doesn’t spend much time thinking about attacks to himself and his staff. Meyer says he did the best he could with Hernandez, but that there is still free will.
Meyer doesn’t deny that Hernandez failed multiple drug tests, but he says failed drug tests were not covered up. He also spoke on the 2007 shooting, saying Hernandez and Reggie Nelson were questioned as witnesses, not suspects.
Sunday, July 7, 10:00 a.m.: Aaron Hernandez would “tune out and occasionally become angry” when one of his coaches or a Patriots employee would suggest he stop hanging out with his friends from Bristol, Conn., according to Ben Volin of The Boston Globe.
Volin also writes that the case may pit Hernandez and Ernest Wallace against Carlos Ortiz. Ortiz has cooperated with police, but has a lengthy rap sheet. Wallace hired a high-profile attorney, which means Hernandez may be paying the bills.
11:04 a.m.: Urban Meyer has finally opened up about Aaron Hernandez. The former University of Florida head coach texted The Columbus Dispatch to address some rumors about Hernandez’s time with the Gators.
“Prayers and thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim,” Meyer texted. “Relating or blaming these serious charges to the University of Florida, myself or our staff is wrong and irresponsible.
“I just received an email from a friend where there is an accusation of multiple failed drug tests by Hernandez covered up by University of Florida or the coaching staff. This is absolutely not true. Hernandez was held to the same drug testing policy as every other player.
“He was an athlete at Florida 4 -7 yrs ago and there are some comments being made that are not correct. Our staff, myself and our families worked very hard to mentor and guide him.”
10:09 a.m.: It seems that fans are interested in the Patriots’ offer to exchange Aaron Hernandez jerseys for free.
There’s a line of about 250 people waiting to turn in their No. 81 or No. 85 jerseys, according to Mike Rodak of ESPN.com.
Saturday, July 6, 9:50 a.m.: Ernest Wallace is on his way back up to Massachusetts.
Wallace “has been released to Massachusetts,” according to the Boston Herald.
Wallace is facing a charge of accessory after the fact of the murder of Odin Lloyd. Wallace was in the car with Hernandez when Lloyd was shot on June 17 in North Attleboro. A third man, Carlos Ortiz, was also in the car.
Wallace turned himself in last week in Miramar, Fla.
2:40 p.m.: The Boston Herald acquired the search warrant affidavit for Aaron Hernandez’s Franklin, Mass., “flop house” apartment.
Oddly, the sale of cocaine is listed in the document:
“This Affiant requests an ALL PERSONS PRESENT WARRANT be issued for the #599 Old West Central Street for the following reasons: the nature of the sale of Cocaine is such that the participants are constantly changing, Cocaine is commonly packaged in small plastic bags which are easily and likely concealed on one’s person(s). An ALL PERSONS PRESENT WARRANT would enable investigating officers to search any person(s) that may be concealing this cellular device on their person(s) inside or at #599 Old West Central Street-Apt. 12A in the town of Franklin at the time the search warrant is executed.”
Carlos Ortiz, who was arrested in Connecticut in connection to the Odin Lloyd murder, told police about Hernandez’s Franklin, Mass., apartment. Police found the white hoodie Hernandez was wearing on the night of the murder, a red hat he wore on the Friday before the murder and 11 boxes of ammunition.
11:30 a.m.: The Patriots have posted the official rules for the Hernandez jersey exchange. Good news for fans, a receipt is not required in the swap. Here are the rules:
-#81 or #85 Hernandez jerseys purchased from the New England Patriots ProShop
ONLY are eligible for the jersey exchange.
-Jerseys sold at the Patriots ProShop are officially licensed NFL merchandise and are
either Nike or Reebok product.
-Exchange is valid for in-stock jerseys only. No customizations or special requests
will be accommodated.
-Exchange is valid for product of comparable value (jersey for jersey).
-Exchange is limited to one (1) jersey per customer.
-A receipt from the Patriots ProShop is not needed for the exchange. However, only
NFL officially licensed jerseys sold from the ProShop are eligible for the exchange
(both Nike and Reebok are acceptable).
-Jerseys are eligible for exchange at the Patriots ProShop in Foxborough, Mass on
Saturday, July 6th and Sunday, July 7th, 2013. Store hours are Saturday 10am-9pm
and Sunday, 10am-7pm.
-The Patriots ProShop reserves the right to make all determinations regarding
program validity. All determinations are final.
10:46 a.m.: Gainesville police have released a statement on the 2007 shooting:
“Wednesday, July 03, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Related Case: 02-07-20053
The Gainesville Police Department is aware that members of the national media are reporting on GPD Case 02-07-020053, a shooting investigation from an incident report obtained from sources outside of the Department. The stories also mention that Massachusetts law enforcement agencies have contacted the Gainesville Police Department about the investigation.
The Gainesville Police Department has not been contacted by any other law enforcement agency about this incident. The Gainesville Police Department has not released any incident report concerning this case, due to it being an open criminal investigation. Any alleged reports currently circulating may or may not be accurate, since the Gainesville Police Department did not release any reports. The origin of these alleged reports is unknown.
Due to the case being classified as an open criminal investigation, the Gainesville Police Department will not be releasing an incident report nor commenting on this open investigation.”
10:29 a.m.: Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald is reporting that Hernandez was a loner around the Patriots facility. “Out of 53 guys, surely there’s someone you could find to hang out with,” a source told the Herald. “Instead, he chose to revert to his network from his hometown.”
“No one hung out with him,” another source told the Herald. “No one.”
That may be true for the most part, but there was a photo posted to Facebook on June 17 of Hernandez hanging out with Brandon Spikes, who also went to the University of Florida.
9:40 a.m.: Police interviewed Carlos Ortiz, who has since been arrested, the day before Aaron Hernandez was arrested. Pro Football Talk speculates that police may have received information that was used in the arraignment from Ortiz. It seemed there was information used during the arraignment that only could have come from an eyewitness.
More details have come out about a shooting that happened in Gainesville in 2007 Hernandez was questioned about. Hernandez was never arrested and refused to talk about it to the media or police.
In the 2007 shooting, a “Hawaiian” or “Hispanic” male who stood about 6-foot-3 or 6-foot-4 and weighed about 230 or 240 pounds with a lot of tattoos fired at three men in a car leaving a nightclub, according to a police report acquired ESPN.com.
Hernandez was originally identified as the gunman, but Ronald Cason, one of the men in the car, “rescinded his identification.” The same day Hernandez’s name was rescinded, police tried to talk to the tight end about the shooting, but he “invoked his right to counsel.”
Reggie Nelson, a former Gator who was a rookie with the Jaguars at the time, was identified as being with Hernandez at the time of the shooting. Mike and Maurkice Pouncey were also at The Venue nightclub with Hernandez and Nelson. Hernandez told Nelson that Cason had stolen a necklace from one of the Pouncey twins at the nightclub.
Cason was not shot, but the two other men in the car were struck.
8:35 a.m.: If Aaron Hernandez gets married to his fiancee, she would not be able to testify against him in trial. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson is trying to prevent that from happening.
“I don’t subscribe to that,” Hodgson told USA Today. “I feel that those rights are things that you access on the outside, if you’re a good citizen,” he said. “We’ll do everything we can to not have that happen.”
1:37 p.m.: You know that fight we keep hearing about that Hernandez was involved with at a Gainesville bar in 2007? Apparently, Tim Tebow tried to make his teammate leave peacefully, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
12:18 p.m.: There are more reports coming out about Hernandez’s past transgressions. He was involved in a domestic dispute back in June 2012, according to TMZ.
ESPN.com posted a fantastic story about Odin Lloyd and his relationship with Hernandez. Among the many details in the story is that Rajon Rondo’s brother, Will Rondo, was on the semi-pro football team Lloyd played on, the Boston Bandits. Six Bandits players have died since 2002.
TMZ talked to rapper The Game, a known member of the Bloods, outside a nightclub in Hollywood last night. The Game said Hernandez “ain’t no Blood.” Photos surfaced on TMZ of Hernandez posing in red and using gang symbols.
TMZ is also reporting that Hernandez’s fiancee called the police after the tight end punched a window in their Hermosa Beach, Calif., rental house. Hernandez was arguing with his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, when she wanted to stop a party he was throwing. She finally called the police to get authorities to stop the party, which went on from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Hernandez’s hand was badly cut during the incident and there “was blood everywhere.” Neighbors have told TMZ that Hernandez was a “nightmare” to deal with.
8:30 a.m.: Aaron Hernandez has denied having any gang ties, according to the Boston Herald. Bristol County correction officers examined his tattoos in jail. They are still investigating his possible gang ties.
“He talked to our gang investigators and said he didn’t have any involvement,” Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said.
“We always take extra precautions. We don’t have any definite issues at this point, but we’re still being very cautious.”
Hernandez is still presenting the calm demeanor he showed in court during his arraignment. It’s the same attitude Patriots reporters would see while talking to the tight end at Gillette Stadium.
“He’s been very polite, very respectful. He doesn’t seem nervous, which is unusual for someone who’s never been incarcerated before,” Hodgson said. “He now has three hours out of his cell each day. That’s an hour outside, by himself, an hour to shower and make phone calls, and another hour to see visitors.”
Corrections officers are keeping a close eye on Hernandez because of the drastic shift in lifestyle, going from professional football player to inmate.
Tuesday, 12:15 a.m.: Another incident from Hernandez’s time at the University of Florida has come to light, this one involving an altercation outside a popular restaurant in Gainesville.
During his freshman year, Hernandez allegedly punched a restaurant employee in the side of the head, rupturing the man’s eardrum and causing short-term hearing loss, according to a police report obtained by the Wall Street Journal.
Gainesville Police did not arrest Hernandez for the incident, which occurred when the tight end was 17.
6:13 p.m.: Hernandez has been moved from the medical ward to a “Class 2″ jail cell at the Bristol County Correctional Facility.
Hernandez is isolated from the general population and is allowed three hours per day outside of his cell.
4:45 p.m.: Three men were arrested over the weekend after a case of mistaken identity about Aaron Hernandez led to a brawl in a Connecticut diner.
Someone yelled “Hey, Aaron Hernandez” early on Saturday morning at a diner in West Hartford, leading to the fight. Hernandez’s older brother, DJ, was at the restaurant, sitting with two of the men involved in the fight.
Three men were ultimately arrested by local police and hit with minor charges in the incident.
1:26 p.m.: Tim Tebow helped Hernandez make the decision to go to the University of Florida, rather than UConn. Tebow hosted Hernandez’s visit. Tebow also reportedly tried to help Hernandez while in Gainesville, but the two didn’t hang out off the field.
Hernandez’s name also sparked a fight in West Hartford. It appears that someone saw Hernandez’s brother, DJ, and thought it was the former Patriot.
Some details of Hernandez’s life in jail emerged. He gets to spend one hour outdoors and lights off is at 9 p.m. at Bristol County Correctional Facility, according to Fox 25 in Boston, via Pro Football Talk.
Monday, July 1, 9:20 a.m.: Apparently, Aaron Hernandez jerseys are big sellers on eBay. We’re not exactly sure what kind of human being would want a Hernandez jersey, especially for the kind of money they’re selling for. Probably the kind of person who buys something on eBay and then fails to give feedback.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk brought up a good point of discussion today. Prosecutors have said all three men who were with Odin Lloyd in the car on the night of the murder are in custody. The three names that have been released are Hernandez, Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace. One would assume that those are the three men who were in the vehicle with Lloyd, but the prosecutor hasn’t specified that.
After Hernandez’s arraignment, many assumed one of the people in the car must have ratted on Hernandez because they had details that could not have been known from security footage or text messages. It would make sense for police not to release that person’s name.
Wallace, who was the third person in custody, was originally listed as an accessory after the fact. He voluntarily turned himself in on Friday in Florida.
10:47 a.m.: While current members of the New England Patriots haven’t said a peep about Aaron Hernandez, Deion Branch expressed his thoughts to the Albany Herald.
“Aaron is a great guy and a great friend of mine and a great teammate,” Branch said. “I love him to death, and it was shocking to hear his name involved in this situation. I truly hope and pray he doesn’t have any dealings with it.”
Though the evidence against Hernandez looks damning, Branch is taking the innocent-until-proven-guilty approach.
“That’s my guy, man,” Branch said of Hernandez. “That’s my guy. It really shocked me. He was a great kid. Overall, I hope the best that he isn’t involved with it and I hope he gets his name cleared, but most importantly I send my prayers and condolences out to the Lloyd family.”
Recently another former Patriots, Matt Light, said he “never embraced — never believed in — anything Aaron Hernandez stood for.”
9:53 a.m.: The Hernandez situation didn’t affect the way last week’s rookie symposium was handled, according to The Boston Globe.
“This case speaks for itself,” Troy Vincent told The Globe. “I literally have to spend no time on it. Our focus here this week has been about one thing — giving these young men hope.”
The Hernandez case wasn’t ignored, but it also wasn’t heavily discussed.
The murder investigation is affecting the way teams research prospective players, according to the National Football Post. Teams have discussed bringing in “staffers expert in digital technology” to do further digging.
9:41 a.m.: According to TMZ, police have a theory for why Hernandez allegedly murdered Odin Lloyd. TMZ’s sources say police think Lloyd knew secrets about the tight end that could have destroyed the relationship with his fiance and his NFL career.
Police reportedly think that Lloyd “mouthed off” to Hernandez about the secrets, including Hernandez’s involvement with drugs and past violent incidents. TMZ’s sources say police don’t believe Lloyd tried to extort Hernandez.
9:19 a.m.: Families and friends of the victims of a double murder in July 2012 told the Boston Herald that Safiro Teixeira Furtado and Daniel Jorge Correia did not know Aaron Heranadez, who has been investigated for the shooting.
Hernandez reportedly got into a fight with the two outside a Boston nightclub. An SUV pulled in front of Furtado and Correia’s car as they were leaving and sprayed bullets into the vehicle. A third victim was injured, while two men got away unharmed.
“Whatever they got caught up with, it’s something that just happened at the moment,” Jose Centeio, who employed Furtado and Correia at his cleaning business, said. “That’s the sad thing about it.”
12:58 p.m.: Aaron Hernandez is not receiving any preferential treatment in jail, according to TMZ. The staff at Bristol County House of Corrections has been instructed not to take photographs or ask for autographs from Hernandez. They have also been told not to give any special food or privileges to Hernandez.
Hernandez has made no special requests, according to TMZ’s source.
8:51 a.m.: The Patriots tell Ben Volin of The Boston Globe that they didn’t know Aaron Hernandez would be charged with murder before they cut him on June 26. They said they expected Hernandez to be charged with obstruction of justice but were “taken aback” when he was charged with murder.
In the same piece, Volin goes over the Patriots’ cap figures over the next two years. They were able to void all of Hernandez’s remaining guaranteed money but will still carry a $2.55 million cap figure in 2013 and $7.5 million in 2014. The Patriots will look to lower that salary cap number since Hernandez violated league rules, according to the Globe.
8:30 a.m.: The Boston Globe has some new details in today’s paper. Two weeks before Alexander Bradley said Aaron Hernandez shot him in the face, Bradley was arrested for drunk driving. Hernandez was in the car at the time.
According to the Globe, a state trooper noticed a black yukon SUV stopped on the highway at 2:20 a.m. on Jan. 28. When the trooper pulled up, the Yukon went “swerving violently over the right two lanes and shaking the entire vehicle,” according to a police report.
The SUV reached 105 mph in the chase before it stopped near Exit 8 in Quincy, when Hernandez yelled out the front passenger side window, “Trooper, I’m Aaron Hernandez — it’s OK.” Bradley failed sobriety tests and told police he had been drinking at Cure, the same nightclub where Hernandez reportedly got into a fight before a double murder in 2012.
0:45 p.m.: With the arrest of Ernest Wallace in Florida earlier today, Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter says he believes that all three men in the car at the time of Odin Lloyd’s murder are now in custody, according to FOX 25.
3:27 p.m.: More details have come out from the lawsuit that Alexander Bradley filed against Aaron Hernandez. Bradley claims that Hernandez shot him in the face on Feb. 13. A civil lawsuit was filed against Hernandez on June 13, four days before Odin Lloyd’s body was found.
Bradley said that Hernandez left him to die, according to USA Today. Bradley was found in an alley bleeding from his face and hand. Bradley lost his right eye in the incident and had to undergo multiple surgeries.
Bradley was taken to a West Palm Beach, Fla., hospital and was uncooperative with police. The case was listed as inactive.
The Palm Beach County Sherrif’s Office told USA Today they will restart an investigation without cooperation from Bradley.
2:04 p.m.: Ernest Wallace has been captured in Miramar, Fla., according to Massachusetts State Police. They confirmed he was wanted in connection to the Aaron Hernandez case.
Wallace was listed as an accessory after the fact of the murder of Odin Lloyd. He was also connected to the Chrysler 300 that police found early this morning. Hernandez reportedly rented the car to help his accomplices leave the state. The car was found one mile from where Carlos Ortiz was living.
12:19 p.m.: The car was found in a Bristol, Conn., apartment complex parking lot, according to Lowery. It had been in that lot since Friday or Saturday, according to the report. The complex is located one mile from where Carlos Ortiz lived. Ortiz was arrested on Wednesday in connection to the murder.
Hernandez rented the car the day after the murder so his two accomplices could get away.
12:08 p.m.: A car linked to the North Attleboro murder has been found, according to Wesley Lowery of The Boston Globe.
Lowery reports that the car was rented by Hernandez for two other men to get away. The Chrysler 300 was connected to Ernest Wallace, who police are searching for as an accessory after the fact of the murder of Odin Lloyd.
Wallace is still at large. He was not found with the car.
Jessica Reyes (@jessicamreyes) June 28, 2013
10:36 a.m.: Boston police searched Hernandez’s home on Thursday as part of a double murder investigation, according to WBZ. The murder took place in Boston’s South End in 2012.
Police also searched the South Street Cafe in Providence, R.I., according to WJAR-TV, though it’s unclear whether that search was tied to the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013 or the double murder in 2012. Police were looking for surveillance footage, but came up empty in their search.
6:35 p.m.: CNN reports that Boston Police have impounded a silver SUV with Rhode Island license plates rented by Aaron Hernandez that has been linked to a double homicide that took place in Boston’s South End last July.
Police began looking into Hernandez’s role in the previous crime after he was arrested and charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd on Wednesday.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted Thursday afternoon that police had located a red SUV with R.I. plates registered to Hernandez and linked to the previous murders, but the police report of the incident states that the vehicle in question is either silver or gray.
5:05 p.m.: Another sponsor has cut ties with Aaron Hernandez. Footwear company Puma announced Thursday afternoon that it has terminated its two-year endorsement deal with the tight end.
CytoSport, the maker of the protein drink Muscle Milk, also dropped Hernandez as a spokesman last Friday.
3:45 p.m.: After Judge Dupuis denied Aaron Hernandez’s request to be released on bail, the former Patriots tight end was escorted out of the courthouse and was to be transported back to the Bristol County House of Correction.
As the police van exited the courthouse, though, fans and supporters met Hernandez at the gate with chants and cheers for their now incarcerated hero.
The crowd chanted “innocent” repeatedly as Hernandez drove off in the back of the county Sheriff’s van.
Clearly some fans aren’t fazed by the charges against him.
2:53 p.m.: Aaron Hernandez’s lawyers did all they could alter Judge Renee Dupuis’ mind on their client’s bail on Thursday afternoon, but to no avail.
Dupuis confirmed the decision not to allow bail in this case, concluding that the prosecution had a “strong circumstantial case” and that she considered Hernandez a flight risk.
Hernandez will now be taken back to Bristol County House of Correction where he will serve out his time until this murder trial goes to court at some point next year. The only way he will see another bail hearing is if his lawyers find some loophole or issue with the prosecutions evidence before the trial.
He is due back in court on July 24.
12:35 p.m.: Aaron Hernandez is scheduled to have another bail hearing at 2 p.m. Thursday.
After being denied bail in Attleboro District Court on Wednesday, Hernandez will now seek bail from a judge at Fall River Superior Court, where he will likely be tried on his charges of first-degree murder and five gun-related counts.
12:24 p.m.: Another suspect in the murder of Odin Lloyd has been arrested.
Connecticut police arrested 27-year-old Carlos Ortiz on Wednesday, and he was arraigned on charges of being a fugitive of the state, according to the Boston Herald.
Ortiz is thought to be directly connected with Aaron Hernandez in the investigation of Lloyd’s murder. He will be sent to Massachusetts to face more formal charges, according to the report.
Ortiz is being held on $1.5 million bail.
10:38 a.m.: Hernandez is now being investigated in connection with a local double murder, according to FOX 25.
Police are digging into Hernandez’s potential connection with a double murder in Boston’s South End last July.
Two men were killed and another was injured after shots were fired from a gray SUV with Rhode Island license plates.
No information has been released on the nature of the potential connection.
Thursday, June 27, 9:45 a.m.: Aaron Hernandez feared for his life in recent months, TMZ is saying.
Hernandez thought people from his past were out to kill him, according to the report, which is why he stocked up on guns.
Hernandez became very “paranoid” over the past few months and was convinced that people from his “old lifestyle” — the gangs he was involved with as a teenager — were coming to get him.
6:17 p.m.: Aaron Hernandez will next appear in court July 24, according to Mike Rodak of ESPN.com. He’s being held without bail and was transferred to Bristol County House of Correction and Jail in North Dartmouth, Mass.
5:02 p.m.: Boston.com has all the details from the arraignment. In case we missed anything, the prosecutor said Hernandez shot Lloyd because he had spoken with people Hernandez had a problem with at a Boston nightclub on June 14. Due to all of the details presented in the arraignment, many people think the two other people in Hernandez’s car helped police in their investigation.
Lloyd texted his family when Hernandez picked him up early Monday morning. His texts read “Did you see who I am with?,” “NFL” and “Just so you know.”
When Hernandez got back to his home at 3:30 a.m., he walked through his house and into his basement with a pistol in his hand. Hernandez’s lawyer says his client is doing “fine.”
4:47 p.m.: The district attorney said Hernandez shot Odin Lloyd three times as the victim was getting out of the car, according to Wesley Lowery of The Boston Globe. He then fired two more shots into Lloyd’s chest.
3:59 p.m.: The district attorney said he cannot comment further on details because it’s an ongoing investigation.
He urged any witnesses to contact the police department with any details on the incident.
He confirmed that Hernandez has been charged with murder, carrying a firearm without license and possessing a large-capacity firearm.
3:23 p.m.: Hernandez was charged with murder in the first degree. If found guilty, he would face life in prison. The gun used to kill Odin Lloyd has not be recovered, according to the prosecutor, but casings and gum that were thrown away by the rental car agency were recovered.
3:20 p.m.: After Hernandez had been angry with Lloyd, he said he “couldn’t trust anyone anymore,” according to the prosecutor.
3:13 p.m.: The judge ordered Hernandez to be held without bail.
3:10 p.m.: The defense is saying Hernandez is not a flight risk and says this is a circumstantial risk. The defense says Hernandez is a North Attleboro homeowner and lives in domestic partnership.
3:07 p.m.: The prosecutor is asking that Hernandez be held without bail.
3:06 p.m.: Hernandez orchestrated the crime, the prosecutor says. Lloyd had spoken to people at a nightclub that Hernandez did not like on Friday, according to the prosecutor.
3:04 p.m.: Police found another gun from a previous incident in Hernandez’s home. His fingerprints were found on a gun.
The gun used in the Odin Lloyd murder was not found, according to the prosecutor.
3:01 p.m.: There were shell casings found in the car Hernandez rented. They were thrown away but recovered by police. They match what was used in the homicide.
Tire impressions found at the scene were consistent with the Nissan Altima Hernandez rented.
2:59 p.m.: Members of Odin Lloyd’s family just left the courtroom. When Hernandez got home after the murder, there is footage of him walking through his house with a gun.
2:56 p.m.: There are a lot of details being read in court. They have surveillance footage of Hernandez pulling onto the dirt road. Lloyd was killed at the spot he was found.
2:54 p.m.: Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to all six charges, one of murder and five weapons charges.
Hernandez was charged with murder, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a large-capacity firearm.
2:50 p.m.: There were six to eight hours missing from Hernandez’s security system. There were 14 cameras at Hernandez’s house, according to the prosecutor.
Hernandez looks stoic and stone-faced in the courtroom.
2:48 p.m.: Hernandez was also charged with five gun charges. Lloyd was shot five times with a semi-automatic weapon. There were text messages recovered between Hernandez and Lloyd, according to the prosecutor.
2:42 p.m.: It was just announced in court that Hernandez is charged with murder.
2:27 p.m.: Odin Lloyd’s family is sitting up front in the court room. Hernandez is about to enter the courtroom, it appears from FOX 25’s live feed.
2:17 p.m.: Apparently some NFL players have no idea what’s going on with Hernandez:
Damn they locked ol boy up from the patriots?? Why?—
DARNELL DOCKETT (@ddockett) June 26, 2013
2:09 p.m.: Here’s a picture of Hernandez being taken into court. His arraignment should come in the next few minutes.
Peter Wilson (@PetesWire) June 26, 2013
1:51 p.m.: WCVB has footage of Hernandez opening the door to get arrested. Fast-forward to the 3:00 mark to see it.
1:47 p.m.: Hernandez is leaving the police station and is headed to the district court.
1:29 p.m.: Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports the Patriots had plans to release Hernandez as soon as he was arrested. The plans went back to last week.
In the coming weeks and months, don’t be surprised if word comes up about a head injury Hernandez suffered Jan. 14 of last year in the Patriots’ playoff game against the Broncos.
He got his “bell rung” on a goal line carry and sat out the rest of the game. He met with the media after the game and said, “I’m good.”
He did undergo concussion tests on the sideline and played the next week against the Ravens. Studies have shown that frontal lobe injuries have a connection with lack of impulse control.
1:13 p.m.: FOX 25 is reporting that Aaron Hernandez will face one serious charge and five lesser charges.
Hernandez’s lawyers just arrived at Attleboro District Court.
12:59 p.m.: Aaron Hernandez will be arraigned at 2 p.m., according to multiple reports.
12:29 p.m.: The Patriots will take a financial hit for releasing Hernandez.
By releasing Aaron Hernandez today, Patriots have waived all rights to recoup bonus money or salary through the CBA.—
Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 26, 2013
12:16 p.m.: FOX 25 just reported that Hernandez will go to Bristol County Jail after his arraignment. They said this is a no bail situation.
12:02 p.m.: The Patriots have removed all of Hernandez’s merchandise from the Pro Shop website. Players like Danny Woodhead, Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd, who are no longer on the team, still have jerseys and T-shirts up.
Media is waiting outside Attleboro District Court waiting on Hernandez’s arraignment. FOX 25 reports Odin Lloyd’s family will be in court.
11:36 a.m.: The NFL released a statement on Hernandez:
“The involvement of an NFL player in a case of this nature is deeply troubling. The Patriots have released Aaron Hernandez, who will have his day in court. At the same time, we should not forget the young man who was the victim in this case and take this opportunity to extend our deepest sympathy to Odin Lloyd’s family and friends.”
11:11 a.m.: Pro Football talk is being told to “assume the worst” about the Hernandez situation.
10:23 a.m.: The Patriots announced the team has released Aaron Hernandez. Here is the team’s statement:
“A young man was murdered last week, and we extend our sympathies to the family and friends who mourn his loss. Words cannot express the disappointment we feel knowing that one of our players was arrested as a result of this investigation. We realize that law enforcement investigations into this matter are ongoing. We support their efforts and respect the process. At this time, we believe this transaction is simply the right thing to do.”
9:40 a.m.: Hernandez was taken from his home shortly after Massachusetts State Police obtained an arrest warrant, according to the police Twitter account. State police also announced they will not release the charge against Hernandez until it’s presented in court.
9:34 a.m.: Massachusetts state police announced via Twitter that Hernandez is currently being booked at North Attleboro police station and that he will be brought to Attleboro district court for arraignment.
9:31 a.m.: In some very odd timing, a Browns rookie has been charged with attempted murder for punching a man in the face outside a bar in New Jersey, according to NorthJersey.com.
9:04 a.m.: We will soon know what Hernandez is being charged with when he’s brought to court. Many assumed the police would allow the tight end to turn himself in. That obviously did not happen.
8:57 a.m.: Here’s a photo of Hernandez being led away from his house in cuffs.
Christina Watkins (@_TinaWatts) June 26, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 8:50 a.m.: Aaron Hernandez has been arrested. He was just shown on NFL Network being taken out of his house in handcuffs.
NFL Network is saying Hernandez did not have a shirt on when he opened his door, which would assume he did not know this was coming. He slipped a shirt on while already in cuffs.
No one knows what Hernandez is being charged with yet.
Tuesday, June 25, 10:11 a.m.: Jerod Mayo briefly weighed in on his teammate’s unique situation during an event in Boston on Sunday.
When asked about Hernandez’s potential legal troubles, Mayo merely said he and the rest of the team were “ignoring the noise” and trying to go about things as business as usual.
Here’s the entire story with Mayo’s comments.
9:05 p.m.: Michael Fee, Aaron Hernandez’s attorney, has released a statement on behalf of his client, saying that no warrant has been issued for the tight end’s arrest and chastising the media for reporting otherwise.
The Boston Globe’s Wesley Lowery has more from Fee’s “sharply worded” statement.
Just in -- Aaron #Hernadez's lawyer issues sharply worded statement decrying "false and misleading" reports that an arrest warrant issued.—
Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) June 25, 2013
#Hernandez's attorney Michael Kay says his client “the subject of a relentless flood of rumors, misinformation & false reports in the media"—
Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) June 25, 2013
"These include repeated publication of supposedly confirmed report an arrest warrant had been issued for Aaron, a report exposed as untrue"—
Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) June 25, 2013
"None of false reports come from official sources and we appreciate the professionalism & restraint shown by the Bristol County DA"—
Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) June 25, 2013
To recap: #Hernandez's lawyer says no arrest warrant issued. Calls out media for reporting otherwise. Says he'll have no further comment.—
Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) June 25, 2013
Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) June 25, 2013
3:13 p.m.: If Aaron Hernandez is forced to miss any time, there are some “joker” tight ends are still available in free agency.
1:41 p.m.: Police were unable to find any evidence in their scuba search of a pond and creek near Hernandez’s North Attleboro home, according to USA Today.
The crew searched with metal detectors on each side of a street. An unnamed investigator said they were looking for “evidence” but found none.
Monday, June 23, 10:32 a.m.: We’re back for another day of Aaron Hernandez coverage. All things were quiet on Sunday, but they have picked back up now.
There are police officers searching a stream near the tight end’s North Attleboro house, according to Kathryn Sotnik of NECN.
Kathryn Sotnik (@kathrynsotnik) June 24, 2013
Rich Hollenberg of ESPN and NFL Network reports that the police are in scuba gear and have metal detectors. He also tweeted that they have set up a tent in the area, meaning they may be there a while.
5:35 p.m.: Police have wrapped up their search of Hernandez’s house after nearly four hours, according to Mike Rodak of ESPNBoston.com. Massachusetts State Police left the house with about 10 brown paper bags.
4:11 p.m.: Hernandez’s lawyer, Michael Fee, has arrived at the house, according to Wesley Lowery of The Boston Globe.
3:55 p.m.: Police are now searching Hernandez’s Audi SUV.
ESPN legal analyst Roger Cossack discussed the case on SportsCenter this afternoon. He says the activity is search-warrant related, not arrest warrant-related. He also says it’s the police putting pressure on Hernandez.
There was also a locksmith at the house, according to multiple reporters at the scene. The locksmith has since left.
3:32 p.m.: Police have been at Aaron Hernandez’s house for nearly two hours, and it took that long for FOX 25 to set up a live stream from their helicopter. Check it out here to stay up to date on all the latest happenings, or just to see what North Attleboro looks like from the sky.
2:34 p.m.: Aaron Hernandez has a massive playhouse in his backyard. Detectives have been searching the playhouse extensively, according to Armstrong.
2:19 p.m.: Police are back to searching a wooded area near Hernandez’s house, according to Nick Underhill from MassLive.com.
1:58 p.m.: Police have brought in a second dog to search Hernandez’s house, according to Armstrong.
1:55 p.m.: Another group of detectives and state police have entered Hernandez’s house, according to Armstrong.
Armstrong also reports that police have retrieved a German shepherd police dog to search Hernandez’s house.
Saturday, June 22, 1:45 p.m.: Detectives have entered Hernandez’s house, according to Kevin Armstrong of the New York Daily News. Armstrong also tweeted that there are two uniformed police officers in the tight end’s driveway.
Police have cut off traffic outside Aaron Hernandez's house http://t.co/ZtbkLIQVPv—
Kevin Armstrong (@KevinGArmstrong) June 22, 2013
6:59 p.m.: That will do it for the night. It appears that Hernandez is still at his house in North Attleboro, and the action may be done for the day. Check back in tomorrow for more updates on the investigation.
4:59 p.m.: Hernandez’s attorneys have left the North Attleboro home. Hernandez remained inside, though, according to NFL Network.
Hernandez spent much of the day at the Prudential Center in Boston, where his lawyers have offices, according to Boston.com.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network wrote a piece detailing how the Patriots didn’t include a clause in Hernandez’s contract that would protect themselves from a situation like this.
4:54 p.m.: The Patriots’ offense won’t look the same if Hernandez has to miss time in 2013. Here’s how the Patriots may replace the fourth-year tight end if needed.
4:45 p.m.: Aaron Hernandez has arrived at his North Attleboro home with his attorneys, according to NFL Network. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network just tweeted that the District Court has closed for the weekend and that no arrest warrant had been issued connected to the homicide.
The timing of Hernandez’s arrival is interesting. He had not been seen since news helicopters followed him from Gillette Stadium to Boston on Thursday afternoon.
1:21 p.m.: Aaron Hernandez has lost an endorsement deal since being connected to the North Attleboro homicide. Muscle Milk terminated its endorsement contract with Hernandez, according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.
Hernandez was seen wearing a Muscle Milk beanie both times the media has spotted the tight end since Monday.
12:37 p.m.: An image has surfaced of the man suing Aaron Hernandez. Alexander Bradley said the tight end shot him through the arm and into the face, causing the loss of his right eye.
Bradley’s mugshot from April, two months after the shooting, appears to show Bradley without a right eye.
Check it out in the tweet below.
Peter Wilson (@PetesWire) June 21, 2013
12:08 p.m.: Ian Rapoport just tweeted that police have entered Aaron Hernandez’s house with a search warrant. The two Massachusetts State Police officers knocked on Hernandez’s door, entered and quickly left, according to Kevin Armstrong of the New York Daily News.
11:45 a.m.: Aaron Hernandez was asked to leave the Patriots’ facility on Thursday because the team was wary of the media circus arriving, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. There were events at the stadium (including one with Gov. Deval Patrick), and the team thought Hernandez shouldn’t be present.
Rapoport reports Hernandez was in the facility for 35 minutes and did not work out. Rapoport also said Hernandez would not be back at Gillette Stadium until at least July 25, when training camp starts.
11:36 a.m.: An earlier report from The Boston Globe says that Odin Lloyd was killed in the North Attleboro industrial park where he was found. The report also said Lloyd was shot multiple times.
11:35 a.m.: Ian Rapoport of NFL.com is reporting that the court magistrate told the NFL Network that three search warrants have been issued in the North Attleboro murder investigation. They would not give out locations of the warrants, though.
Friday, June 21, 11:30 a.m. EST: There have been conflicting reports throughout the morning about a possible arrest warrant issued for Aaron Hernandez. ABC and CBS reported earlier that an arrest warrant had been issued, but The Boston Globe and NFL.com reported a warrant had not been issued. The latest that ABC is reporting is that an arrest warrant has been drawn up but not issued yet.
The warrant is for obstruction of justice. Hernandez reportedly destroyed a cellphone and security system and hired a cleaning crew for his house on Monday.