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Sources tell ESPN that the Patriots do not intend to pay Aaron Hernandez an $82,000 offseason workout bonus due Aug. 1.
In theory, Hernandez earned the $82K by participating in spring workouts. Of course, he was subsequently charged with murder and released by the team. The Patriots also intend to withhold a $3.25 million bonus due in March of 2014. Hernandez's agents are expected to file a grievance against the Patriots in an attempt to secure remaining guarantees on their client's contract.
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According to the Associated Press, court documents indicate Carlos Ortiz told Massachusetts authorities he was told by Ernest Wallace that Aaron Hernandez fired the fatal shots in the murder of Odin Lloyd.
If it sounds convoluted, it's because it is. Ortiz's testimony is near dictionary definition hearsay, but still damning nonetheless. Adding to the confusion is that Ortiz is reportedly not cooperating with police. He apparently was initially, however. Earlier in the day, it was reported that Hernandez slammed the door on police when they first arrived at his North Attleboro home for questioning.
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In a letter written to the Patriots prior to the 2010 NFL Draft, Aaron Hernandez offered to take additional drug tests to ease concerns about his past.
Hernandez offered to willfully submit to bi-weekly drug tests during the 2010 season, and to "reimburse" the team a pro-rata amount for any failed drug test. The former tight end went on to say he instructed his agents "to be creative in finding a contract structure" that would donate his salary to a charity of the Patriot's choice in the case of a positive test, since he could not directly forfeit money to the team under the CBA. The letter serves as another example Hernandez' duplicity.
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Urban Meyer told GatorSports.com he was alerted at the time that Florida players were questioned as witnesses in an unsolved 2007 Gainesville shooting.
Meyer said he was told by an assistant that the players were questioned as witnesses and "I didn't think about it again until a couple of days ago." Meyer initially wasn't saying anything regarding Aaron Hernandez, but recently talked to the Columbus Dispatch via text message. Meyer said that reports of multiple failed drug test from Hernandez are "absolutely not true."
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Court documents indicate that fellow suspect Carlos Ortiz will testify against Aaron Hernandez in the Odin Lloyd murder case.
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According to the Associated Press, court documents suggest police may have turned up "key evidence" in the Aaron Hernandez murder investigation in a "flop house" rented by the former Patriots tight end.
Police searching Hernandez's alternate apartment in Franklin, Mass. reportedly turned up a sweatshirt and baseball hat "similar to what Hernandez wore the night of Odin Lloyd was killed." They also found boxes of bullets. In another Hernandez development, the prosecution has reportedly "reached out to the police in Gainesville, Fla." to determine if Hernandez had a role in a 2007 shooting that left two men wounded. The alleged pattern of violence in Hernandez's past grows more disturbing by the day.
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Sherrif Thomas Hodgson said he'll try to prevent Aaron Hernandez from getting married while in jail.
Anyone who has seen The Sopranos knows that married couples are shielded from testifying against each other. "I feel that those rights are things that you access on the outside, if you're a good citizen," Hodgson said. "We'll do everything we can to not have that happen." Hernandez's team will try to argue that he was engaged to Shayanna Jenkins before he was arrested. Meanwhile, the former Patriot is living in a 7-by-10 cell in a facility that has no televisions or exercise equipment. His North Attleborough was 7,100 square feet.
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A person "of interest to investigators" in the Odin Lloyd murder investigation died in a car accident Sunday.
Thaddeus Singleton III's death was ruled an accident, and it's "unclear" if he knew of investigators' interest in his connection to Hernandez. It's unknown how the death might affect the prosecution's case.
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Aaron Hernandez was reportedly involved in a 2007 bar fight and burst a man's eardrum with a punch.
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Aaron Hernandez has told jail investigators that he has no gang ties.