Early Wednesday morning three police cruisers arrived at the home of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, placing him under arrest and taking him into custody on unknown charges in relation to an ongoing murder investigation.
Massachusetts State Police tweeted that they are not going to release what Hernandez is being charged with until the charges are presented to the courts later Wednesday.
The arrest comes in the midst of the investigation after Police combed through Hernandez’s home and surrounding area following the June 17th death of Odin Lloyd, an acquaintance of Hernandez.
Various reports indicated that during the investigation it was found that Hernandez attempted to destroy evidence – a cell phone and home surveillance system were smashed – and a cleaning contractor was hired to come in and scrub Hernandez’s home from floor to ceiling.
Police also stated that Hernandez was uncooperative during the process.
The NFL and the New England Patriots say they will not be releasing any statements or comments while the investigation is live.
Hernandez, who signed a five-year $40 Million dollar extension last August with the Patriots was emerging as one of the leagues best weapons. This is a sad twist to what was looking like a great story.
Update: The Patriots released Hernandez.
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