New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been released after being arrested on unspecified charges Wednesday morning. The arrest comes eight days after his friend, semi-pro player Odin Lloyd, was found dead about a mile from Hernandez’ home.
Massachusetts state troopers and North Attleboro police arrested Hernandez at 8:47 a.m. at his North Attleboro home. He was led away in handcuffs and casually spit into some bushes on his way to the cruiser.
State police aren’t saying what Hernandez is charged with, referring reporters to an arraignment in Attleboro District Court.
Hernandez has been the subject of intense police focus since his friend and fellow football player Odin Lloyd was found shot to death June 18th. Police filed a search warrant claiming Hernandez deliberately destroyed his home surveillance system and cell phone before police arrived to question him. Hernandez recently signed a five-year contract extension with the Pats worth more than $40 million.
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