All this changed starting on June 18, 2013 when North Attleboro, Massachusetts police served Hernandez with a search warrant at his home. Police stated Hernandez destroyed a home security system and turned over a cell phone to police in pieces. The next day, Hernandez went to Gillette Stadium, where he was asked to leave by the Patriots front office stating they did not want a media stakeout. On June 26, 2013, police arrested Hernandez at his home, at which time about 90 minutes later, Robert Kraft and the Patriots made a statement by releasing the newly long-term signed Hernandez. Hernandez was arraigned later in the day and formally charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, a friend and linebacker of the semi-pro football team, the Boston Bandits.
Wherever this investigation goes, it is safe to say the career of Aaron Hernandez as a New England Patriot is over. Hernandez seemed to have it all, signing a new contract, a young family, and what every NFL player is seeking, a sense of long-term security. Again, it is important to stress that the legal system has to do its due diligence and Hernandez is innocent until proven guilty.