Aaron Hernandez

Flo Jonic / RIPR

Yesterday was a pivotal day in the life of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. He was charged with murdering a friend and fired from the team all in the same day. Rhode Island Public Radio's Flo Jonic was on hand for his arraignment in Attleboro District Court.

Aaron Hernandez was dressed in the same clothes he was arrested in: a white, v-neck tee shirt and red shorts. He showed no emotion as Bristol County prosecutor Bill McCauley laid out the state's case against him.

Flo Jonic / RIPR

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.

Flo Jonic / RIPR

A quiet neighborhood in North Attleboro, Massachusetts has been transformed into a media colony --- as reporters stake out the home of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. He’s been the focus of police interest since his friend, Odin Lloyd, turned up dead a week ago Monday in a North Attleboro industrial park, not far from Hernandez’s home.  Residents of the athlete’s upscale neighborhood are looking forward to an end to the drama.