New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (81) is tackled by Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis (52) during the first quarter of the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Hernandez charge will be released later today

New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested at about 8:45 a.m. ET this morning, and the Patriots promptly waived him with a heartfelt statement to go with the release of Hernandez. According to a tweet from the Massachusetts State Police , Aaron Hernandez will be arraigned later today, and that is when the police will release the official charge on Hernandez. Will it be murder? An accomplice to murder? Or will it simply be an obstruction to justice charge? We’ll see. Either way, I am sure that Hernandez will no longer play a snap for the New England Patriots.

Hernandez’s charges will not be released, and the decision made yesterday to seal court records was likely a foreshadowing to the events today. Credit the police with keeping things bottle up in this high-profile Aaron Hernandez case, and they did a great job slowing things down in the end and leaving out media leaks that gave us plenty of small scoops but nothing large and substantial. I wonder if that was done on purpose, and what I also find interesting is the fact that Hernandez’s attorney Michael Fee downplayed the arrest warrant a couple of days ago.

Aaron Hernandez has been waived, arrested, and will soon be arraigned. I am very much interested in hearing the exact charge for Hernandez, but let us also keep our thoughts and prayers with Odin Lloyd and his family.

I’ll be waiting for the official charges in court at the arraignment.

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