Hernandez Arrested, Released By New England

Aaron Hernandez was arrested on early Wednesday morning at his home in Attleborough, MA and the New England Patriots wasted no time in releasing him.

The Patriots then distanced themselves from not only the situation but from Hernandez with a public statement.

Aaron Hernandez was arrested then released by the New England Patriots on Weds. morning (SBalestrieri photo)

Aaron Hernandez was arrested then released by the New England Patriots on Weds. morning (SBalestrieri photo)

“A young man was murdered last week and we extend our sympathies to the family and friends who mourn his loss.”

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.”

Charges are still pending against Hernandez at this time as he’s been taken to the Attleborough Police Dept. for booking. He’s due to be arraigned later today at District Court. Stay tuned to Patriots Central for more information as it becomes available.