When talking about a problematic New England Patriots tight end, Rob Gronkowski is usually the name that comes to mind, but it’s Aaron Hernandez who is putting gray hairs on Bill Belichick‘s head these days.
The Massachusetts state police reportedly searched Hernandez’s home in North Attleboro, Mass. in connection with the homicide of a 27-year-old man who is considered an “associate” of the Pro Bowler. The body was found in an industrial park near Hernandez’s home and police took a box from the house during the search and would not allow two of his friends to leave once the investigation began.
Sports Illustrated reports that police were led to investigate Hernandez’s home by the Enterprise rental of a 2013 Chevrolet Suburban, which they believe is connected with the homicide. The report also states that police are hoping to search that vehicle for fingerprints and the Patriots are hoping they won’t find Hernandez’s.
Although Hernandez has not been named a suspect, he’s certainly not out of the woods yet. It’s obviously unknown if he’s at all related to the death of the victim, but New England is crossing its fingers that he’s not. Otherwise, the Patriots may have open tryouts for tight ends pretty soon.