An arrest warrant has been issued for Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on an obstruction of justice charge in connection with the shooting death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a Hernandez associate, according to multiple reports.
A source tells Boston's WBZ that the charges could possibly be upgraded.
Reportedly, Hernandez and Lloyd were together at a bar, along with two others, the night Lloyd died. Tim Williams of Pittsburgh's KDKA Radio reported Thursday afternoon that surveillance footage showed Hernandez, Lloyd and two others in a rental car hours before the murder.
Lloyd, shot in the head, later was found in a field close to Hernandez's home. Lloyd had reportedly been dating the sister of Hernandez's girlfriend.
ABC News previously reported that police were back at Hernandez's home Thursday with a search warrant, looking for answers to a few questions, including the following:
On Thursday, Hernandez became a media spectacle after media trailed him to Patriots headquarters and then swarmed him at a gas station after he left Gillette Stadium. But according to a Boston Herald report, Hernandez won't be returning there anytime soon, because he was asked to leave the facility by the team.
Hernandez, 23, was allowed in the building, but staff was waiting for him and instructed him to leave, the source told the Herald.
Patriots spokesman Stacey James would only say that he had no idea why Hernandez came to the Foxboro stadium yesterday.- See more at: http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/06/source_aaron_hernandez_barred_by_patriots?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bostonherald%2Fsports%2Ffootball+%28Patriots+%26+NFL+-+BostonHerald.com%29&utm_content=Google+Reader#sthash.AjB2OKLt.dpuf
From the newspaper: "Hernandez, 23, was allowed in the building, but staff was waiting for him and instructed him to leave, the source told the Herald. Patriots spokesman Stacey James would only say that he had no idea why Hernandez came to the Foxboro stadium yesterday."
Friday's news continue a strange saga in this case in which Hernandez has gone from playing a seemingly minor role in the investigation to having a warrant issued for his arrest.