Jun 26, 2013; North Attleborough, MA, USA; Family members of murder victim Odin Lloyd react during the arraignment of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (not pictured) in Attleboro District Court. Mandatory Credit: The Sun Chronicle/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports
There’s an old saying: “Where there’s smoke there’s fire”… Heck, I had to put a gas mask on just to sit down and write this article. Things aren’t looking good for former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.
There’s one Grand Jury in Bristol County, Massachusetts breathing down Aaron’s neck for the Lloyd murder, and now it appears they have company.
Hernandez is getting popular, very popular. This Boston Globe headline is pretty much self explanatory: “Hernandez focus of grand jury probe into 2012 killings”… There was a shooting death of two men on a South End street last July, and most of us heard the rumblings and rumors, but they had no more shape than errant wisps of smoke .
The smoke and rumors are starting to take shape. The Globe says that a Suffolk County grand jury has begun sniffing at Hernandez’ trail as if he were a tasty pork chop. One of the two law enforcement officials who were “briefed on the investigation” hasn’t been shy about making statements:
"“The case against Hernandez appears to be strengthening.”"
That doesn’t sound like much on the surface, unless you read between the lines. There were two words cleverly embedded between the lines: “The case”… Admitting that there is “a case” against Aaron Hernandez for the 2012 double murder is a dead giveaway that the bloodhounds have the scent, and are closing in.
The Globe had a few more ominous observations to make; this is one:
"The proceedings are conducted behind closed doors so details of the case against Hernandez are unknown. But the very fact that the case has gone to a grand jury indicates that the investigation of the killing of two Cape Verdean immigrants is now more narrowly focused on Hernandez."
But hey, all suspects are innocent until proven guilty, so I’m going to bring this article to a close, take off my smoke mask, watch a New England Patriots highlight video, and pop open a cold beer.