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Hernandez attorney releases statement

Posted Jun 25, 2013

New developments in the investigation linked to the Patriots tight end.

Massachusetts police investigating the murder of a Boston man again searched the North Attleboro home of Aaron Hernandez over the weekend. Authorities, including sniffing dogs, were in the Patriots tight end’s house for nearly four hours on Saturday afternoon. They eventually left with several large bags, the contents of which are not known. Investigators were then seen combing nearby wetlands on Monday.

A growing number of media has been staking out the Hernandez home nearly around the clock; the player, though, has not been seen or heard from since he arrived back there at the end of last week. However, on Monday night, Hernandez’s attorney, Michael Fee of the Boston law firm Ropes & Gray, issued the following statement:

“Over the past week, our client, Aaron Hernandez, has been the subject of a relentless flood of rumors, misinformation, and false reports in the media. These include the repeated publication of a supposedly confirmed report that an arrest warrant had been issued for Aaron, a report that was exposed as untrue.

“None of these false reports come from official sources and we appreciate the professionalism and restraint shown by the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office to date with regard to its public statements while its investigation is underway. Out of respect for that ongoing investigation, we will continue to refrain from commenting on its substance.”

Meanwhile, Hernandez has lost his endorsement deal with CytoSport, a California-based beverage company, which cited the on-going investigation as its reason for severing ties with the player. And according to a Boston Herald report, the investigation has widened to Providence, R.I., where a gentleman’s club was searched in connection with the case.

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