All updates on the homicide case of associate Odin Lloyd, as well as the the upcoming lawsuit from Connecticut native Alexander S. Bradley will be posted here.
This is what we know so far, and if I miss anything please let me know in the comments.
Odin Lloyd, 27 year old semi-pro linebacker, was found dead Monday evening in a clearing near John Dietsch Boulevard about a mile from Hernandez's North Attleborough home and not far from an Enterprise car that had been rented by Hernandez. It is believed that Lloyd was shot dead. Hernandez allegedly has ties with Lloyd who is his girlfriend's sister's boyfriend. Hernandez was initially uncooperative with police after 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.
A search warrant was executed on Tuesday night and police returned for more searching on Wednesday. They also searched the Enterprise rental car that was found near Lloyd's body. Police continue to investigate the area overall, with state troopers searching both sides of the road off the street where Hernandez lives on Wednesday. They also searched the industrial park where the body was found.
The NFL is not commenting on the Hernandez situation at this point, a league official told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. But the NFL is monitoring developments, as it would in any matter of this nature. Stacey James, a New England Patriots official, said on behalf of the team, "I am aware of the reports, but I do not anticipate that we will be commenting publicly during an ongoing police investigation."
UPDATE: According to Fox 25 News in Boston, Hernandez is directly tied to the homicide investigation.
UPDATE: Aaron Hernandez Destroyed Home Security System and Phone
UPDATE: Aaron Hernandez Arrested by Police
UPDATE: Patriots Release Aaron Hernandez
Police plan to go back to the home of New England Patriot's tight endAaron Hernandez today with another warrant based on evidence that "he destroyed his home security system,'' an investigator close to the case told ABC News.
Personal Injury Lawsuit
Alexander Bradley who is suing Aaron Hernandez and claiming the New England Patriots tight end shot him in the face told responding police the night of the incident he was shot by "both black and Hispanic males," according to a police report obtained by USA TODAY Sports. Hernandez and several others were at Tootsie's strip club in Miami on Feb. 13 when Bradley and Hernandez got into an argument. The group then left the club, and while driving towards Palm Beach, Fla., Hernandez's gun discharged inside the vehicle.
Bradley initially told police he didn't know who shot him but then provided the description of the two males to Officer Alex Mack, according to the 17-page report. Bradley then said he didn't want to talk anymore because it hurt, the report stated. When he refused to cooperate with investigators later at the hospital, police deemed his case to be inactive. Hernandez was not named in the report.
Last week, attorneys for Bradley filed a lawsuit in a South Florida district court alleging it was Hernandez who aimed and fired a gun at Bradley while they were in a vehicle traveling from Miami toward Palm Beach, after a night of partying at strip clubs on about Feb. 13. The lawsuit was withdrawn on Monday, June 17, but Mike Garafolo of the USA Today reports that Bradley's counsel claims there was a paperwork error.
Bradley was found alone in an alley behind a John Deere shop, bleeding from his head and right hand, at 6:47 a.m. Feb. 13. Riviera Beach is about an hour north of Miami. A spokesman for the Miami-Dade Police Department said, "The Miami-Dade Police Department does not have any documented incident on record. We will continue to research the incident, and as with any developing situation, the details may change."
According to Bradley's complaint, he lost his right eye and has undergone multiple surgeries to reconstruct the area of his face around the eye. The complaint also indicates Bradley will have to undergo future procedures on his face and arm as well. Bradley is seeking damages in excess of $100,000.
"We don't know whether it was accidental or deliberate," Bradley's lawyer David Jaroslawicz said when asked how and why the gun was allegedly discharged. "If we get to take Mr. Hernandez's testimony, perhaps he will tell us he accidentally pulled the trigger or maybe he did it on purpose."
Bradley and Hernandez are natives of Connecticut, with about 20 miles separating Hernandez's hometown of Bristol and Bradley's address in East Hartford. According to court records in Connecticut, Bradley pleaded guilty in 2006 to a felony charge of sale of a hallucinogen/narcotic. He was sentenced to five years in jail, but the sentence was suspended after 18 months, according to court records. He also received five years' probation.
Here is the filed complaint: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/nfl/aaron-hernandez-complaint.pdf