The New England Patriots are embroiled in a little of bit of news that they are not used to being involved in. Sports Illustrated is reporting that the Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was questioned today in a murder investigation.
Massachusetts State Police searched the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on Tuesday night in connection with a possible homicide. A source with knowledge of the investigation said police spoke to Hernandez on Monday. About 10 police cars flanked Hernandez’s home shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday night and numerous police officials entered his house.
Hernandez is not believed to be a murder suspect, according to a source, but a vehicle rented in his name has emerged as a key piece of evidence in the investigation. The Sun Chronicle of Attleboro, Mass., reported on Tuesday that police identified a rented 2013 Chevrolet Suburban with Rhode Island license plates in connection with the possible homicide. According to the paper, the vehicle is registered to Enterprise and investigators were hoping to analyze it for fingerprints. A source said Hernandez’s name is tied to that rental vehicle.
A jogger found the body of a 27-year-old Boston man on Monday in an North Attleboro clearing, less than a mile from Hernandez’s home.
A source close to the Hernandez investigation admitted there is a connection between the player and the case, but would not go into detail.