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NFL Off-Season 2013

27 NFL players arrested since super bowl ....
  • Michael Boley | New York Giants | Child abuse | Feb 8
  • Da'Quan Bowers | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Carrying a gun in airport luggage | Feb 18
  • Al Netter | San Francisco 49ers | DUI | Feb 20
  • Desmond Bryant | Oakland Raiders | Criminal mischief | Feb 24
  • J'Marcus Webb | Chicago Bears | Possession of marijuana | Feb 24
  • Javarris James | Arizona Cardinals | Failure to show up for a court appearance | Mar 7
  • Quinton Carter | Denver Broncos | Gambling fraud | Mar 9
  • Cody Grimm | Tampa Bay Buccaneers Public intoxication | Mar 10 and Mar 28
  • Evan Rodriguez | Chicago Bears | Resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, DUI | Mar 21 and May 31
  • Trumaine Johnson | St. Louis Rams | DUI | Mar 22
  • Brandon Bardon |Tennessee Titans | DUI | Mar 23
  • Amari Spievy | Detroit Lions | Third-degree assault, risk of injury to a child and disorderly conduct | Mar 26
  • Quentin Groves | Cleveland Browns | Solicitation | Apr 27
  • William Moore | Atlanta Falcons | Assault | Apr 18
  • Ronnell Lewis | Detroit Lions | Public intoxication | Apr 20
  • Cliff Harris | New York Jets | Marijuana possession, domestic harassment | Apr 29
  • Claude Davis | New York Jets | Possession of marijuana | Apr 29
  • Armonty Bryant | Cleveland Browns | DUI | May 3
  • Daryl Washington | Arizona Cardinals| Aggravated assault | May 3
  • Titus Young | St. Louis Rams | Suspected DUI and attempting to steal his car from the pound | May 5
  • Corey McIntyre | Free agent | Battery | May 8
  • Mike Goodson | New York Jets | Possession of marijuana, unlawful handgun | May 17
  • Joe Morgan | New Orleans Saints | DWI | May 25
  • Adam Jones | Cincinnati Bengals | Assault | Jun 10
  • Jason Peters | Philadelphia Eagles | Drag racing | June 12
  • Ausar Walcott | Cleveland Browns | Attempted murder | Jun 25
  • Aaron Hernandez | New England Patriots | Murder | Jun 26
Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, already facing charges in a murder last week in North Attleborough, is also being investigated in connection with a July 2012 double murder in Boston, according to two law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation.
The two officials, who asked for anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the investigation, said investigators now believe that Odin Lloyd, the man Hernandez is charged with killing in a North Attleborough industrial park June 17, may have had information about Hernandez’s role in the slayings of Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado.
“The motive might have been that the victim knew [Hernandez] might have been involved,” one of the officials said.
The new revelations raised the disturbing prospect that Hernandez might have been playing football games last season with the Patriots after he had participated in a double murder.
Investigators believe a fight broke out at Cure, a club in the Theater District, between two men and a group that included Hernandez. Abreu and Furtado, friends who had grown up in Cape Verde, left the club with three other men in a BMW sedan in the early morning hours of July 16, 2012.
Abreu, who was driving, stopped at a traffic light on Shawmut Avenue, about to make a left onto Herald Street, when a silver or gray SUV with Rhode Island license plates pulled alongside the sedan. Someone from the SUV opened fire, killing Abreu, 29, and Furtado, 28.
The men who were with them survived the attack and the killings were left unsolved.
Hernandez pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder and firearms charges in Attleboro District Court in the killing of Lloyd, who was shot to death June 17 in an industrial park near Hernandez’s North Attleborough home. He was denied bail and failed in his second bid for release on bail at a hearing today in Bristol Superior Court.
Investigators probing the 2012 homicides had heard that Hernandez was at Cure the night of the double killings, but he was not a suspect at the time, one of the officials who spoke to the Globe said.
Detectives decided to look more closely at Hernandez in connection with the deaths of Abreu and Furtado after State Police began investigating him for the shooting of Lloyd, the official said.
Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley declined to comment on whether detectives are investigating Hernandez in the 2012 case. But he said that the case, once cold, has become more “robust” recently.
“We are following every lead as we always do in these cases,” he said. “We believe we are making progress, but at this moment in time it’s too premature to name any one individual as a suspect.” Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis also said that in the past week, police had received more information on the case.
Police said the shooter fired numerous times into the car, striking Abreu and Furtado, who was in the passenger seat.
One of the back-seat passengers was shot three times in the arm but survived. He was rushed to Tufts Medical Center and was treated and released. The other two occupants fled the car and were unharmed.
The two men’s deaths at the time were a mystery to their families and police, who said they had no ties to criminal activity.
Furtado was a tour guide on the idyllic island of Boa Vista in Cape Verde, where he led a mostly European clientele on jaunts along silky sand dunes, whispering palm trees, and world-class beaches, his family said. He arrived in Dorchester five months before he was killed to reconnect with his mother and sister, whom he had not seen in a decade.
Abreu grew up in Cape Verde, where he worked as a police officer there. He arrived in Dorchester around 2008 and became friends with Furtado. The two men were working together for a cleaning company based on Hamilton Street in Dorchester at the time of their deaths.
Authorities never found the SUV tied to the shooting.
Also today, a prosecutor revealed that police had found .45-caliber bullets in a condo rented by Hernandez and in a car linked to him. In related news today, authorities said a second man had been arrested in connection with the case. Carlos Ortiz, 27, of Bristol, Conn., Hernandez’s hometown, faces charges of carrying a firearm without a license.
Hernandez’s arraignment Wednesday in the killing of Lloyd came after a week of suspense in which media had camped out in front of Hernandez’s home and followed his car by helicopter, in a futile search for details from tight-lipped law enforcement officials. Residents in Massachusetts and beyond have been riveted by the story of a young, highly paid professional athlete who may have squandered a bright future.
I remember hearing about Titus Young. He was arrested for drinking and driving, and his car was subsequently towed, after they released him from the drunk tank he broke into the impound lot to get and tried to steal his car back.
The New England Patriots are offering anyone with an Aaron Hernandez jersey the opportunity to exchange it for a free jersey of comparable value, the team announced.

The exchange will be offered only during the weekend of July 6-7 at the Patriots Pro Shop.

Earlier this week, Hernandez was charged in the murder of an acquaintance and released by the Patriots.

"We know that children love wearing their Patriots jerseys but may not understand why parents don't want them wearing their Hernandez jerseys anymore," Patriots spokesman Stacey James said in a statement. "We hope this opportunity to exchange those jerseys at the Patriots Pro Shop for another player's jersey will be well received by parents."

The pro shop will be open from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. July 6 and from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 7.

@Rosco - FYI, it's odd ... The boston marathon bombers were linked to those murders last year too.
Titus Young's old man reckons he has suffered brain injury or something. Says his personality has completely changed. Shame, I was big fan of him at Boise and he looked a decent pro.

As for Hernandez, if you have any sort of criminal inclination whatsoever, then being coached by Urban Meyer isn't going to help. You weren't allowed to start for his Gators team without at least one felony arrest. Would love to sit in on one of the 'bible sessions' he personally administered to Hernandez to set him on the right track. He's going to be annoyingly ubiquitous this season too, after the Buckeyes pointless unbeaten season last year.
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