Bail Request Denied For Former New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez

By Dan Parzych
Aaron Hernandez
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Here’s something that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone–former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been denied bail.

Hernandez was charged with first-degree murder and five gun-related charges on Wednesday as police continue the investigation surrounding the death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd. As bad as it sounds, all signs point to Hernandez being guilty for the death of Lloyd based off all of the evidence that has emerged over the last week from text messages to video surveillance of him carrying a gun.

Take all of this into consideration with the fact that Hernandez destroyed his cell phone and the home security system–it’s clear Hernandez was involved in Lloyd’s death somehow.

The fact that continue to emerge from this case are nothing short of disturbing and it shouldn’t really come as a surprise to see the judge deny him bail on Thursday. Hernandez and his attorney, Michael Fee, can try to come up with every excuse possible, but the truth is Hernandez deserves to sit in prison for what he did.

There have been way too many arrests by NFL players this offseason, but there’s no question Hernandez takes the cake when it comes to the most intense one so far considering he’s being charged with first-degree murder. For a player that was emerging as one of the league’s top pass-catching tight ends, it’s a shame to see Hernandez’s football career most likely come to an end in this disturbing way.

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