Patriots owner Robert Kraft made his first comments on the arrest of Aaron Hernandez and the team’s decision to release the former tight end target of Tom Brady.

Kraft returned from a vacation in Europe and Israel over the weekend and told ESPNBoston.com, the Boston Herald and the Boston Globe that he was “shocked” when Hernandez was arrested and charged with murder in the death of Odin Lloyd last month.

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, in a text exchange with the Columbus Dispatch, took issue with suggestions that either he or the University of Florida served as enablers for former Patriots and University of Florida tight end Aaron Hernandez, who has been accused of murder in the death of Odin Lloyd.

Police discovered evidence, including clothing and several boxes of ammunition, at an apartment in Franklin rented by Aaron Hernandez, according to court records as reported by The Associated Press.

A man who died in a car crash in Farmington, Conn., this past weekend was the son-in-law of Aaron Hernandez‘s uncle, and was going to be questioned in relation to the Hernandez murder case, according to multiple reports.

Massachusetts authorities have contacted police in Gainesville, Fla., about a 2007 shooting there to determine if Aaron Hernandez played a role, according to a report from ABC News and ESPN.

A violent incident involving Aaron Hernandez in 2007 was made public Tuesday courtesy of a report in The Wall Street Journal.

Aaron Hernandez continues to kept away from other inmates for his own safety, Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson said Monday.

Aaron Hernandez is in jail, has been denied bail (twice) and still is a long way away from going to trial.



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Speaking to the Albany Herald newspaper, former Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch stood by his former teammate, Aaron Hernandez.

“Aaron is a great guy and a great friend of mine and a great teammate,” Branch told the newspaper. “I love him to death, and it was shocking to hear his name involved in this situation. I truly hope and pray he doesn’t have any dealings with it.”

While Aaron Hernandez continues to sit in jail after being denied bail a day earlier, authorities were busy Friday as they continue to pursue the investigation into the murder of Odin Lloyd.

Ernest “Bo Fish” Wallace, sought for being an accessory after the fact, was captured in Miramar, Fla., according to a tweet from the Massachusetts State Police.