Things are looking worse and worse for Patriot’s tight end Aaron Hernandez. After originally being reported that Hernandez had nothing to do with the nearby homicide of Odin Lloyd, evidence is starting to add up against the star tight end.
While Hernandez signed a deal with Patriots near the start of the 2012 season that was worth near $40 million and included a $12.5 million signing bonus, it looks increasingly suspicious that Aaron was renting a vehicle in connection with the crime. Not only that but it was a local rental. Why is he renting a vehicle near his home when he clearly has the money to own the cars that he does? Hernandez, Odin, and two other men were said to have left a bar together the night of the homicide.
But wait, it gets even worse for the tight end. Aaron’s house was equipped with a security system. I say was because the whole system was destroyed, including the video surveillance. That wasn’t the only evidence destroyed; Hernandez’s cell phone was reportedly destroyed as well. This seems to be ironic timing, eh?
Further questions should be raised as the big tight end had a professional cleaning team come in and “tidy up” his home.
I am no homicide expert, but damn if there isn’t a lot of evidence against Hernandez. At this point, I can’t come up with any rational explanation that explains his odd behavior at a time like this.
It will be interesting to see what the Patriots’ organization has to say about this, and more importantly the Commish!
Sports is my area of interest, which is why I choose to write about them. While homicides are not exactly sports-worthy news, we have seen cases in the past that have made a “splash” in the sports world, such as the Ray Lewis case and the OJ Simpson story.
This story will continue to develop, but it’s only a matter of time before we find out what really happened and whether this case will some day be featured on a “30 for 30”. Until then, I will add to the long list of questions by asking Hernandez, WhatTheHOFF?