Massachusetts State police are questioning Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in relation to a homicide near Hernandez’s home in North Attleboro.
According to Sports Illustrated, Hernandez is not currently a suspect after the body of a 27-year-old man was found Monday afternoon in an industrial park near Hernandez’s home, but a car rented in Hernandez’s name has emerged as a key piece of evidence.
According to ABC News, the victim is an associate of Hernandez, who has not been cooperative thus far with police. Police are reportedly are seeking a warrant to search his house.
Hernandez, 23, was the Patriots’ fourth-round pick in 2010 and is currently rehabbing from shoulder surgery. He has become one of the team’s top offensive stars, catching 18 touchdown passes in three seasons.