Report: Patriots Release Tight End Aaron Hernandez

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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) In an announcement made Wednesday morning, the New England Patriots have released tight end Aaron Hernandez.

The New England Patriots issued the following statement after Hernandez’ release: “A young man was murdered last week and we extend our sympathies to the family and friends who mourn his loss. Words cannot express the disappointment we feel knowing that one of our players was arrested as a result of this investigation. We realize that law enforcement investigations into this matter are ongoing. We support their efforts and respect the process. At this time, we believe this transaction is simply the right thing to do.”

Hernandez has been at the center of a murder investigation and was arrested Wednesday morning at his New England home.

CBS Boston reports: “Hernandez was led out of his home by officers around 8:45 a.m. and taken away in the back of a North Attleboro police cruiser.”

Hernandez’ arrest comes more than a week after a Boston semi-pro football player was found dead in an industrial park a mile from Hernandez’s house.

Twenty-seven-year-old Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player for the Boston Bandits, was found murdered on June 17. Officials ruled the death a homicide but but did not disclose how Lloyd died.

According to Lloyd’s relatives, he was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee and he and Hernandez were friends. They also stated that  both men were out together on the last night of Lloyd’s life.

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