Hernandez Charged With Murder

    JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 23: Tight end Aaron Hernandez #81 of the New England Patriots looks on during an NFL game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on December 23, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Michael DeHoog/Sports Imagery/ Getty Images)

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    Appearing in a Massachusetts courtroom, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was charged with murder in the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. Hernandez was arrested at his home around 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, and a few hours later, the Patriots announced they had released him from the team. Over the weekend police searched Hernandez’s house for evidence related to the death of Lloyd, a friend of the tight end’s whom he’d allegedly been with the night Lloyd died.

    Patriots star arrested this morning.

    Watch Aaron Hernandez being led away from his house in handcuffs.

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