At this time we take a break from your regularly scheduled State of the Franchise posting to report and follow the breaking news behind New England Patriots’ tight end Aaron Hernandez. This will not be so much of an article as it will be a timeline of the unfolding events so everyone can keep up with the changes. Mr. Hernandez may want to look into getting Robert Shapiro’s number, and trying to raise the dead to seek the help of the famous Johnnie Cochran.
June 18th, 2013: Odin Lloyd’s body is found in North Attleboro, MA about a mile from Hernandez’s house.
June 18th, 2013: Hernandez’s is questioned & his house is searched regarding the murder of Odin Lloyd.
June 19th, 2013: Reports that Hernandez shot a man in the face in an altercation outside of a strip club in Miami.
June 19th, 2013: Hernandez’s pre-draft history is revisited. He is scrutinized by NFL teams deeming him risky.
June 20th, 2013: Reports that Odin and Hernandez were together the night of the homicide.
June 20th, 2013: Reports vis Twitter from Pete Wilson of night club altercations in May for Hernandez.
June 20th, 2013: SI reports Hernandez’s arrest is likely.
June 20th, 2013: Coaches ask Hernandez to leave Gillette Stadium.
June 20th, 2013: ABC reports that Hernandez destroyed home surveillance and cell phone.
June 21st, 2013: Arrest warent prepared for Hernandez’s arrest.
June 21st, 2013: Conflicting reports of Hernandez arrest warent.
June 21st, 2013: Hernandez begins losing endorsements, starting with CytoSport. (Credit to Rich Stowe)
June 22nd, 2013: Police search Hernandez’s house for nearly four hours. Leave Hernandez’s home with potential evidence.
June 24th, 2013: Police in scuba gear searching a body of water near by Hernandez’s home.
June 24th, 2013: Hernandez’s attorney speaks up. No warrant issued for Hernandez’s arrest.
June 26th, 2013: Hernandez is arrested on murder and five weapons counts. (Credit to Rich Stowe)
June 26th, 2013: Patriots release Hernandez after arrest.
June 27th, 2013: Hernandez is now also being investigated in a double murder from 2012.
June 27th, 2013: Hernandez denied bail at hearing.
June 29th, 2013: Patriots void guarantees in Hernandez’s contract.
July 3rd, 2013: Police search Hernandez’s apartment for more evidence.
July 8th, 2013: Hernandez is removed from NCAA 14 and Madden 25.
Stay tuned as this story continues to unfold.
About the Author: Zachary Cintron
Zachary Cintron is a sports blogger who has spent the past two years covering the National Football League (NFL), NCAA football, NCAA lacrosse, and Major League Lacrosse (MLL) for Sports Unbiased and The Sports Complex (Drexel University’s Sport Management Blog). He also works as a Intramurals Referee in Drexel’s Department of Recreational Athletics. Zach is expected to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in sport management with a minor in music theory and composition from Drexel in June of 2016. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.