Patriots Player Drawn Into Murder Probe

Cops search home of Aaron Hernandez
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2013 2:54 AM CDT
Patriots Player Linked to Murder Probe
New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez holds his helmet as he steps onto the field before a game last fall.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

(Newser) – Police probing a possible murder in Massachusetts have searched the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, but investigators aren't commenting on what link he may have to the case, the Sun Chronicle reports. Hernandez isn't considered a suspect in the death of a 27-year-old man whose body was found around a mile away from Hernandez's home, sources tell Sports Illustrated, but a vehicle rented in Hernandez's name is believed to be a focus of the investigation. (Read more Aaron Hernandez stories.)

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