Patriots Lawyer: Team Produced 34 Texts Between Bill Belichick, Aaron Hernandez


Bill Belichick Aaron HernandezIt was widely reported Monday that the New England Patriots turned over 33 pages of text messages between head coach Bill Belichick and former tight end Aaron Hernandez pertaining to the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.

That was not the case.

Andrew Phelan, an attorney for the Patriots, released a statement Friday about the number of texts that were actually exchanged.

“Earlier this week, a report indicated that an exchange of text messages between the team’s head coach and Mr. Hernandez totaled 33 pages,” Phelan said. “While it is unknown how the texts were printed or displayed, I thought it was important to clarify that during an early investigation conducted by state prosecutors, the team produced a total of 34 text messages — not pages of texts — spanning a period of five months (December 2012 – April 2013) between the head coach and Mr. Hernandez.”

Odin Lloyd was murdered June 17, 2013, meaning the texts spanned a time before the murder occurred.

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