Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez Arrested and Fired

aaron hernandez arrested for murder

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested Wednesday and charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player with the Boston Bandits.  He was also cut by his New England team.

The NFL player was handcuffed at his $1.3 million North Attleborough, Massachusetts residence and led away by detectives. His lawyer's request for bail was denied by a judge, pending further proceedings.

Hernandez and two friends reportedly picked up Lloyd at his home at 2:30 a.m. on June 17 with the intention of getting even with him for a falling out that occurred three days earlier when the group hit the Boston nightclub scene.

Surveillance footage at the home of Hernandez showed him leaving the premises with a gun the same night that the murder took place.

According to the prosecutor, a final text message sent from Lloyd to his sister minutes before his presumed death asked, "Did you see who I am with?  NFL.  Just so you know."

Hernandez lives with his fiancee and their 8-month-old baby.

Photos:  WENN, Facebook-Aaron Hernandez