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Aaron Hernandez Taken Into Police Custody And Is Awaiting Charges

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For the third time in six days Jon Wallach from The Sports Hub in Boston joined The Vinny and Rob Show on 105-7 THE FAN Wednesday to give insider information on the Aaron Hernandez homicide investigation.

Wednesday morning there was breaking news out of North Attleborough, Massachusetts. Five State Troopers knocked on the front door of Aaron Hernandez and put him in handcuffs as they forced him to the ground. The arrest comes more than a week after Odin Lloyd’s body was found with multiple gunshot wounds less than a mile from the star tight ends home. A massive show of force was done by Massachusetts State Police when they arrested Hernandez in front of all the media outside his home instead letting him turn himself in with his attorney present.

While Hernandez had his own troubles in college with drug use no one saw this coming. Wallach was taken off guard by the Hernandez incident, “It’s very rare that you see an athlete imploded like this…This kind of caught everyone blindsided…I don’t think anyone saw and completely ruining his life less than a year after signing a five year, forty million dollar contract.”

The Patriots released Hernandez just ninety minutes after his arrest. According to Wallach, Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots wants nothing to do with the possible outcome of this impending trial. The Patriots do not want their brand associated with something possibly as horrific as a player being guilty of murder. The understanding in Foxborough is that this is going to get much worse for Hernandez before it gets better.

Aaron Hernandez brought on a new attorney, Jamie Sultan, just eighteen hours before being arrested this morning. This could be a tell tale sign that perhaps he knew the possible charges coming towards him. Sultan is known in the Massachusetts area for representing those who are facing major and serious criminal charges. He also recently had a successful reversal of first degree murder convictions in Commonwealth v. Woodbine, 461 Mass. 720 (2012) according to his bio.

(Programming Note: Intern Zach wrote and posted this article as part of his internship program with CBS Baltimore. Zach is a Communications & History major at Loyola University Maryland.)

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