The New England Patriots Aaron Hernandez has been arrested and taken into custody by police, who are investigating the murder of a semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, who was found shot execution-style about a half-mile from Hernandez's home. Two hours after the arrest, the New England Patriots waisted no time and released Hernandez also announced in a statement to the public their condolences towards the victims family.

 

“A young man was murdered last week and we extend our sympathies to the family and friends who mourn his loss," the Patriots said in a statement. "Words cannot express the disappointment we feel knowing that one of our players was arrested as a result of this investigation. We realize that law enforcement investigations into this matter are ongoing. We support their efforts and respect the process. At this time, we believe this transaction is simply the right thing to do."

The former Patriots tight end has been part of an investigation into the death of Odin Lloyd, an associate of Hernandez's who was found dead near the player's house.

Hernandez will be arraigned at Attleboro District Court. In an email statement, the office of Bristol District Attorney C. Samuel Sutter said he will meet with the press and issue a statement following Hernandez's arraignment.