UPDATES: Patriots’ Aaron Hernandez Questioned In Homicide Investigation

UPDATES Patriots’ Aaron Hernandez Questioned In Homicide InvestigationNew England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was reportedly questioned by police in North Attleborough, Mass., on Monday as part of an ongoing investigation of a murder that allegedly took place near his home.  According to a report from WBZ-TV managing editor Peter Wilson, Hernandez isn’t out of the woods yet with regards to the investigation:

‘Not cooperating’

BREAKING: Law enforcement source tells @karenreports that Aaron Hernandez has not been ruled out as a suspect. He is not cooperating. #wbz

Fox Boston reporter Ted Daniel updates on the situation:

LAW SOURCE: Aaron Hernandez was driver of a vehicle Odin LLoyd and 2 others in. Lloyd found dead one mile from Hernandez home.

LAW SOURCE: Aaron Hernandez was driver of a vehicle Odin LLoyd and 2 others in. Lloyd found dead one mile from Hernandez home.

2 LAW SOURCES: Homicide victim Odin Lloyd sent text to a friend that included a reference to Aaron Hernandez.

LAW SOURCE: Forensic evidence places vehicle “driven by” Aaron Hernandez at “crime scene”. Don’t know what scene that is.


‘Drug related’

Sports Illustrated‘s Pete Thamel added a few more details to this developing situation:

Fox 25 also reports that Hernandez has a sophisticated surveillance system and police trying to access the hard drive.

Fox 25 also reports the murder is “drug related, specifically marijuana.

Fox 25 in Hernandez report “He has not been ruled out as a suspect in the totality of this investigation.” Also “directly tied” to homicide.

Police reportedly developed an interest in questioning Hernandez after a rental car became an integral piece of evidence in the murder of a 27-year-old Boston man, whose body was found on Monday within a mile of Hernandez’s home. It’s unclear whether he was murdered in that location or dropped there.

What is the real involvement of Aaron Hernandez in this homicide case? (That is, if he is indeed involved). How will this affect his NFL career? Feel free to share your speculations via the comment box below!

 

Source: Tyler Conway, Bleacher Report

Image: New York Post

Louisville’s Kevin Ware Suffers Gruesome Leg Injury

Louisville's Kevin Ware Suffers Gruesome Leg InjuryIn one of the more gruesome injuries you will see on a basketball court, Louisville guard Kevin Ware severely fractured his leg in Sunday’s Elite Eight game against Duke.

‘Officially broken his leg’

With just over six minutes remaining in the first half, Ware attempted to defend a three-point shot from Tyler Thornton. He landed awkwardly and his leg appeared to bend the wrong way on the court. According to Pete Thamel of Sports IllustratedWare has officially broken his leg and was taken to the hospital.

What makes this even more unfortunate is the reaction from the teammates. After viewing the injury, the Louisville players struggled to keep their composure. In a post-game interview,  coach Rick Pitino explained that the injury will keep him out for a year (via Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated):

“Rick Pitino on Ware: “Basically the bone popped out of his skin. It will take a year for him to come back. Same injury as Michael Bush.”


‘Solid contributor’

The Courier Journal’s C.L. Brown reports that the surgery on Ware’s leg has been successfully completed and the player will remain in Indianapolis until at least Tuesday, though the release date will obviously depend on how well his recovery goes.

Ware averaged 4.6 points and 1.8 rebounds in 17 minutes per game this season, and was a solid contributor on both sides of the court. He was also coming off his best game of the year with 11 points in the win against Oregon. Louisville will now look to move past not only the physical loss of Ware but also the emotional toll that viewing the injury took on the players. Hopefully, the Cardinals can play their best basketball to honor their injured teammate.

Do you think Kevin Ware will be able to make a full recovery within a year? And will Louisville’s performance be seriously maimed with Ware’s absence?

Source: Rob Goldberg, Bleacher Report

Image: ABC 15