Aaron Hernandez, tight end for the New England Patriots, will be detained for questioning by the Massachusetts investigators after the mysterious death of an “associate” of his.Aaron Hernandez’s anticipated detainment for questioning is not without merit. ABC news is reporting that a rental vehicle with Rhode Island plates was recovered near the scene, which led investigators to Hernandez.
There is no word yet on the outcome of the in-custody interview. Hernandez has been uncooperative with police since the body of a 27-year-old man was found in an industrial park not far from the Patriots player’s home, two law enforcement sources said. Massachusetts investigators also planned to interview Hernandez in connection with the killing, ABC News has learned.
The whole event unravelled yesterday when the body of Aaron Hernandez “associate” was found. Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter confirmed in a media statement that a body was found around 5:30 p.m. Monday in a clearing near John Dietsch Boulevard. Sutter said that based on the “nature and circumstances” of the body that the investigation would be handed over to Massachusetts State Police detectives.
Before the investigation, Aaron Hernandez racked up a host a accolades in his career. Hernandez ranked in the top 5 in receptions, yards, and touchdowns among tight ends; according to NBC Sports, Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski are the first pair of tight ends in NFL history to catch 5 touchdown passes in consecutive seasons with the same team.
Prior to his professional career, Hernandez made a name for himself. As a junior in 2009, Hernandez won the John Mackey Award, given annually to the nation’s best tight end, after leading the Gators in receptions with 68 for 850 yards and five touchdowns. He was also a first-team All- Southeastern Conference selection and was recognized as a first-team All-American by the Associated Press, College Football News and the The Sporting News. Hernandez finished his college career with 111 receptions for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Hernandez celebrated his 23rd birthday last November while celebrating the arrival of his, then, newborn baby girl Avielle Janelle Hernandez. All reports of the family unit have shown a close and loving relationship between Hernandez and girlfriend with no incidence of violence surfacing.
Well have to wait and see if the Massachusetts detaining investigators have any real idea of how close Aaron Hernandez was to the “associate”, if at all, after he is released from questioning.