Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Patriots Release Aaron Hernandez


Aaron Hernandez has been charged with 6 felony counts including murder of Odin Lloyd.  With this groundbreaking news the case against Aaron Hernandez has gone to an all new level.

After being taken into custody this morning by police, the New England Patriots have released Aaron Hernandez from his contract.

Hernandez was arrested on a state police warrant and was being booked at the North Attleborough police station, state police said on the agency's Twitter account. State police said they won't discuss the charge against Hernandez until it's presented in Attleboro District Court later Wednesday.

It is believed the charge against Hernandez is an obstruction of justice charge or a tampering with evidence charge. This comes after it's alleged  Hernandez provided police with a phone he destroyed, and he attempted to erase security footage from his home.

This news comes from the New England Patriots official Twitter account.

A bit of history of how we came to this place.

A law-enforcement official told FOX 25 in Boston last week that Hernandez left a Boston bar in a car with Lloyd and two other men in the hours that preceded the body’s discovery.  Sources told FOX 25 that Lloyd sent a text that referenced Hernandez. Three men returned to Hernandez’s home, but Lloyd was not one of them, the source told FOX 25. It’s unclear what transpired in the time between.

ABC reported that video surveillance from Hernandez's neighborhood shows Hernandez with Lloyd and two others only hours before Lloyd's body was found.

Sports Illustrated reported that the original link between Hernandez and the case was a rented Chevrolet Suburban with Rhode Island plates that police had been searching for.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

A-Rod, Ryan Braun, Suspended

News from Major League Baseball has secured a star witness in their investigation of performance enhancing drugs.

MLB has spent the last year trying to bring down Tony Bosch the one time owner of the now defunct Biogenises wellness clinic in Miami.  The clinic could is linked to providing PED's for numerous MLB stars, and has been the center of Major League Baseball's investigation of PED use.

ESPN has provided reports that Bosch has "reached an agreement to cooperate with MLB's investigation."  In return MLB has agreed to drop their lawsuit against Bosch for his help in the case.

The ESPN report said MLB is seeking 100-game suspensions against the players involved.  This is equalt to the punishment for a second offense of baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

ESPN listed the following players among the potential targets for discipline: Braun, Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, Yasmani Grandal, Nelson Cruz, Francisco Cervelli, Jesus Montero, Jhonny Peralta, Cesar Puello, Fernando Martinez, Everth Cabrera, Fautino de los Santos and Jordan Norberto.

It should be noted MLB suspended Colon, Grandal and Melky Cabrera for PED use within the last year. It’s not clear if that action ultimately will result in any leniency in the current investigation.