UPDATE #3: Hernandez is also reportedly being investigated for his alleged link to a 2012 double slaying; more at CNN’s website.

UPDATE #2: According to ESPN, Aaron Hernandez has been charged with murder. He has reportedly plead not guilty.

UPDATE: The Patriots have effectively released Aaron Hernandez from the roster following his arrest (spotted on their Twitter).

From Yahoo! Sports:

Aaron Hernandez is in police custody after being arrested at his home on Wednesday morning.

The 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. Police believe Lloyd was killed by a gunshot to the head sometime between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. on June 17.

Multiple reports said Hernandez was taken from his North Attleborough home in what appeared to be handcuffs at about 8:45 a.m. Eastern time.
NFL Network showed video of about seven police officials showing up at Hernandez’s door on Wednesday morning. Hernandez answered the door and the police entered. Hernandez had a white shirt pulled over his arms, which were secured behind his back, and he was led into the police cruiser. The arrest was captured on video by the cameras that have been camped out by Hernandez’s house for a week.

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