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Rising NFL star charged with murder in Massachusetts court

By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) – Aaron Hernandez, a 23-year-old rising football star with the New England Patriots, was charged with murder and fired by the team on Wednesday, another blot on the National Football League’s tightly protected image. Hernandez was charged in a Massachusetts court with one count of…

Patriots NFL player arrested in homicide investigation

BOSTON (Reuters) – New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez was arrested on Wednesday, according to local media reports, after he was questioned in connection with a shooting death near his home in North Attleborough, Massachusetts. The body of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player for the Boston Bandits,…