Incendiary Image of the Day: Aaron Hernandez Selfie Edition

After a long dance with investigators, New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was finally arrested yesterday for the murder (1st degree) of Odin Lloyd. He’s since plead not guilty to that, as well a variety of firearms and obstruction of justice charges. sbnation.com lays out the gun and murder counts quite nicely here. As you can see above, Hernandez was apparently so proud of his Glock that he couldn’t help but memorialize himself with it. Count on that one being featured prominently at his trial. cbssports.com has the timeline of the the alleged murder that prosecutors used to build their case . . .

  • On Monday, June 17, Hernandez and two other men picked up Lloyd in Dorchester, Mass., around 2:30 a.m. ET in a rented Nissan Altima.
  • According to McCauley, Hernandez was allegedly upset with Lloyd about speaking to someone at Club Rumor in Boston that weekend and claimed he couldn’t trust him.
  • The four men drove around Boston, then headed south down Routes 128 and 95 before ending up on Route 152 in the Attleboro area. During this time, Lloyd exchanged texts with his sister. The last text, according to McCauley, was sent at 3:23 a.m.
  • Surveillance video showed the Altima entering a gravel road that leads to a field in an industrial park near Hernandez’s home at 3:23 a.m., according to McCauley.
  • McCauley said employees in the park working at the time reported hearing gunshots. Surveillance images showed the Nissan leaving the scene at 3:27 a.m.
  • Hernandez and the two others in the car then returned to Hernandez’s home less than two minutes away and shut off the surveillance video system.
  • Lloyd’s body was discovered around 5:30 p.m. by a jogger.
  • McCauley said Hernandez eventually changed cars, disposed of the gun and then destroyed his home surveillance system.

The Pats promptly release Hernandez after he was arrested, but it’s another black eye for the NFL. Allegedly.

comments

  1. avatar Joke & Dagger says:

    Go Gators!

    1. avatar DDay says:

      There were LOTS of players at U Florida under Urban Meyer who were arrested, and had issues. Yeah, there were some clean players like Tebow but he had more thugs than most school. Urban Meyer is a dirtbag.

      1. avatar Joke & Dagger says:

        At least he is a dirtbag with two National Championship rings on his fingers.

        1. avatar karlb says:

          Even as a sarcastic comment (I hope), this points to one of the great issues in our culture.

        2. avatar Labman says:

          Yeah, that sure makes it okay.

  2. avatar Boosh says:

    Dat trigger dicipline……

  3. avatar William Burke says:

    A little punk who fancied himself bigger than the game itself.

    Somehow, I don’t believe the NFL’s rookie orientation program is very effective.

  4. avatar CrankyBuddha says:

    How many times do we have to say it, “keep your booger hook of the bang switch.” Oh, and don’t kill people.
    -Cranky

  5. avatar Jacob Bang BAng says:

    You can take the thug out of the hood, but you cant take the hood out of the thug!

    1. avatar S.CROCK says:

      i doubt he has much hood in him, but i don’t know his background.

  6. avatar Jeff says:

    Additionally it’s now believed that Hernandez killed the man because he may have known that Hernandez was behind two other murders committed in 2012.

  7. avatar In Memphis says:

    Multiple media outlets are now reporting that he is also under investigation for a 2012 murder.

    From everyones favorate (sarcasm) news outlet:
    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3510977

  8. avatar tron says:

    You’re welcome rf lol.

  9. avatar Tom says:

    Betcha the shirt he’s wearing now is the same color as the shirt in the picture.

  10. avatar DoomsdayJames says:

    What Glock is that? 17,20 or 21?

    1. avatar SCS says:

      Reports say “his” gun was a .45 caliber, so it is a Glock 21.

  11. avatar Tim McNabb says:

    Quick, a whole bunch of you point out his finger is on the trigger.

    1. avatar Ron Burgundy says:

      You beat me to it…. but his finger IS on the trigger!

    2. avatar In Memphis says:

      Not only that, it appears that he has pulled it as well.

  12. avatar Old Ben turning in grave says:

    Damn, what a stupid thug. Morals aside, he had everything and pissed it all away. Some people are simply defective.

    1. avatar 505markf says:

      My wife – a public defender for the past 23 years – and her best friend – a violent crimes prosecutor for past 19 years – both say the same thing whenever I ask them about stuff like this: “Crime makes you stupid.” It just never makes sense, does it?

  13. avatar CarlosT says:

    If only he hadn’t had the gun! I can’t imagine how a large, muscle-bound man and two accomplices could possibly have killed someone without it.

    1. avatar WA_2A says:

      Don’t you see?! The gun obviously MADE him have violent urges to kill this man! That’s why, although I support the Second Amendment, WE SHOULD BAN ALL GUNS!!! [/s]

  14. avatar Leo338 says:

    TTAG reported on something the same week it happen?

  15. avatar Pascal says:

    CNN reported today that there have been 32+ NFL players arrested for one thing or another over the last year. What the hell is wrong with these people!

    1. avatar William Burke says:

      Many are simple traffic arrests. Most tend to, at the most serious, a DUI, which is serious – not saying it isn’t. But there’s nearly 1700 of them, and they make TONS of money. Something they haven’t had much of before. And then there’s testosterone.

      32 out of 1700. It’s a bit high vs. the national average, but not as disparate as you might think it is.

    2. avatar Pantera Vazquez says:

      “I am a star-the rules for others do not apply to me……”

      1. avatar Labman says:

        Sorta like a politician?

    3. avatar bdbecker says:

      It takes a certain level of, for lack of a better term, cockiness to be a pro caliber football player. Believing that you are better than everyone else on the field gives you the confidence necessary to perform at a higher level. That ‘untouchable’ or ‘invincible’ mentality that is critical to success while playing a game does not translate well into the everyday world.

    4. avatar jwm says:

      Steroids. And a lifetime of being told you can do no wrong simply cause you excell at what’s basically a game.

    5. avatar S.CROCK says:

      this is why baseball is the better sport.

  16. avatar Taylor Tx says:

    Not just a finger on the trigger, this chode has pulled the thing entirely. I could stretch to imagine that the average NFL player is about like a human race horse, strong but a stupid animal that will eat itself to death if you give it too much feed.

    On a side note, I watched World War Z with my wife yesterday, and theres a GREAT example of bad trigger discipline in there.

    1. avatar CarlosT says:

      I wonder how much influence Brad Pitt had on that scene. He’s a gun guy, so he gets it.

      1. avatar Taylor Tx says:

        Haha yea I liked that he was the one to actually voice the line.

        Id almost forgotten about him being a gun guy, I now remember reading about him building Jolie an indoor, at home shooting range for a present.

  17. avatar Ropingdown says:

    Finally, they rolled him up. Now we don’t have to worry about Ralph anymore. Not likely to have to justify why there’s an NFL star lying there on the grass at his feet: “All I said was ‘how the fvk could you miss that screen pass Monday?’ and he drew on me!”

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      If it works for Zimmerman, it will work for me.

      1. avatar jwm says:

        The juries still out on whether or not it worked for Zimmerman.

  18. avatar eb says:

    Just another punk that will not grow up and would rather live the life of past ignorance with no regard for him self or anyone in the way.
    Total ass hole, toss his ass in jail and give his money to the needy.
    Just sayin.

  19. avatar Nick says:

    When you have the IQ of Vince young and never change who you hang out (thugs/criminals) you are gonna do stupid things. Plain and simple. It is a shame that people with so much just piss it all away

  20. avatar GS650G says:

    The penal football league sure could use a good tight end.

    Thanks gents, I’ll be here all week.

    1. avatar EATENG says:

      He’s going to prison as a tight end, but he will be leaving it (if ever) as a wide receiver.

  21. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

    Don’t forget: he will record a “don’t carry a gun” video for time shaved off

  22. avatar Ralph says:

    PuffHo also reported that Hernandez is a suspect in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa.

    This is a golden opportunity for cops to close a lot of open cases.

  23. avatar Pat says:

    From everything….to nothing.

  24. avatar JhonnieB. says:

    As a bona fide creepy ass cracka’ I find Mr. Hernandez’ lack of safe gun handling skills disturbing.

  25. avatar jason21m says:

    All of those MA gun laws sure did their part. /s

    Just goes to show that you shouldn’t be out doing stupid things in stupid places with stupid people.

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