Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez’s lawyer released a statement on Monday slamming the media for their “false reports” concerning his client, who is being investigated for his possible link to the alleged murder of a 27-year-old Boston man last week less than a mile away from his home.
Police have searched Hernandez’s home multiple times, but he has not been arrested. Reports have indicated an arrest warrant has been prepared for Hernandez and that if arrested, he would be charged with “obstruction of justice.”
Here is the statement from Hernandez’s lawyer Michael Fee:
“Over the past week, our client, Aaron Hernandez, has been the subject of a relentless flood of rumors, misinformation, and false reports in the media. These include the repeated publication of a supposedly confirmed report that an arrest warrant had been issued for Aaron, a report that was exposed as untrue. None of these false reports come from official sources and we appreciate the professionalism and restraint shown by the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office to date with regard to its public statements while its investigation is underway. Out of respect for that ongoing investigation, we will continue to refrain from commenting on its substance.”