Patriots' Belichick Says He Was Shocked To Learn Of Hernandez Arrest

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Published on July 25 2013 11:04 am
Last Updated on July 25 2013 11:04 am
Written by Millie Lange

(Foxboro, MA) -- New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick says he was stunned when he first learned of the murder investigation involving now former tight end Aaron Hernandez.

Belichick addressed reporters yesterday for the first time since Hernandez was arrested late last month. The 23-year-old Florida product is accused of first-degree murder in the shooting death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.  Belichick says he is disappointed and hurt in a situation like this, but they will learn from this terrible experience and become a better team. The Patriots released Hernandez the day he was arrested.

 

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