Investigators searched a body of water near the house of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez yesterday, and they were camped out in tents and were decked out in scuba gear. In addition to that, police were also wielding metal detectors, and the only thing I could conjecture was that they were looking for a gun. Authorities have been mum on what it is they have been searching for during all of these searches, and the picture isn’t becoming any more clearer.
According to the USA Today, a law enforcement issue stated that “no evidence” was found in the search of the pond or the woods near his house. I wonder what authorities think Aaron Hernandez (or somebody else) was hiding, but there was a more important event in the case that transpired yesterday.
Hernandez’s attorney Michael Fee denied the reports of the ordering of an arrest warrant for Aaron Hernandez, and he released a statement that can be seen on ESPN Boston.
“Over the past week, our client, Aaron Hernandez, has been the subject of a relentless flood of rumors, misinformation, and false reports in the media. These include the repeated publication of a supposedly confirmed report that an arrest warrant had been issued for Aaron, a report that was exposed as untrue. None of these false reports come from official sources and we appreciate the professionalism and restraint shown by the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office to date with regard to its public statements while its investigation is underway. Out of respect for that ongoing investigation, we will continue to refrain from commenting on its substance.”
In my opinion, the false information isn’t about who is reporting it, but rather, where these reports are coming from. Who are the officials leaking this information and why is it false? Either they are clueless (doubt it), it is completely irresponsible journalism (I doubt that too, since it is coming from various outlets), or if they are doing this on purpose (there would have to be a motive for that, though, which could be diverting the investigation).
Fee could be blowing smoke, but he did visit Bristol County’s District Attorney, so we’ll see what more happens in the Hernandez case. Logic dictates that if they had the arrest warrant, they would have used it and tried to upgrade the charges later.