Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell Wednesday. (Pool photo by Keith Bedford)

Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell Wednesday. (Pool photo by Keith Bedford)

Boston-based investigative journalist Michele McPhee says Aaron Hernandez may have killed Odin Lloyd in June 2013 after Lloyd used a gay slur to describe the deceased ex-NFL star.

In an interview on Kirk & Callahan Thursday, McPhee said Hernandez carried on an intimate relationship with a male high school friend from Connecticut. She says investigators believe Lloyd’s knowledge of the romance could have motivated Hernandez to murder.

“There was a relationship with somebody from his high school years,” she said. “That may have provided –– and this was one of the investigative theories in the beginning –– because they got information from Ernest Wallace that perhaps –– and remember, Ernest Wallace was the guy who ditched the gun –– they had information from him that one of the motives is Odin Lloyd used a derogatory term for gay people in front of Aaron Hernandez and that Odin Lloyd had knowledge because of this relationship he had with the man in Connecticut.”

Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell Wednesday after an apparent suicide attempt, five days after his acquittal in a double murder. While there was some speculation recently resurfaced rumors about his possible homosexuality led Hernandez to kill himself, McPhee says she doubts it.

“I would like to think in 2017 the guilt of having been accused of killing three people and convicted of killing his close friend would weigh heavier than his sexual orientation,” she said. “The only reason that’s even relevant at all is as a motive for the Odin Lloyd crime.”

McPhee went on to explain she’s not the only reporter with knowledge about Hernandez’s sexual orientation.

“You know what infuriates me about the people who are now criticizing that information?,” she asked. “This information is available to any reporter who wants to do the work. There are records, there are phone calls, there are letters. This is common knowledge.”

Given that Hernandez’s behavior suggests he was prone to spontaneous violent outbursts, McPhee says it’s not a stretch to believe he killed Lloyd over a slur. Prosecutors still haven’t attached a clear motive to the shooting four years after it occurred.

“You saw how he flies off the handle,” McPhee said. “Those poor guys in Boston who he allegedly killed, they bumped into him and spilled a drink and he shot them. You think if somebody made reference to him having a dual sexual orientation, you think that wouldn’t provoke him?”

Blog Author: 
Alex Reimer
Hour 4. Alex, Gerry, and Kirk discuss Brady’s decision to skip the White House visit. Gerry and Kirk learn that there is an I and A after LGBTQ. The guys recap the White House visit.
Hour 3. The midday show ripped K&C for going to D.C. Daniel de Abreu’s cousin calls in to give his thoughts on Hernandez’s suicide and Rabbit’s call.
Hour 2. Rabbit calls in to respond to Michele McPhee. Rabbit also reveals the motive behind the Odin Lloyd murder. O’Reilly leaving Fox is the topic in Headlines with Kirk.

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Michele McPhee joins Kirk, Gerry, and Alex to talk about Hernandez’s suicide and the accusation that she may have contributed to his suicide.

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Hour 1. Gerry and Kirk recap their White House visit, the highlight being Trump’s “hello” to Gerry. Alex Reimer battles Kirk and Gerry, saying Chris Long was brave and justified in skipping the visit.

Good morning! Here is your Thursday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

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THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Boston at Toronto, 12:37 p.m. (NESN)
MLB: Cleveland at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Washington at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: 10:30 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 10:30 p.m. (MLB Network)
NBA: Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: Toronto at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. (NBATV)
NBA: San Antonio at Memphis, 9:30 p.m. (TNT)
NHL: Columbus at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. (NHL Network)
NHL: NY Rangers at Montreal, 7 p.m. (USA)
NHL: Chicago at Nashville, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL: San Jose at Edmonton, 10:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in prison Wednesday morning and some NFL players reacted to the news on social media.

— After Serena Williams posted a Snapchat picture of her belly on Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the tennis star confirmed she is, in fact, pregnant and due in the fall.

Williams posted the picture with the caption “20 weeks” but deleted it shortly after.

The spokeswoman also confirmed Williams will not play again in 2017.

The 35-year-old got engaged in December to Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Whether you’re trying to win a Super Bowl or rebuild our country, as coach Belichick would say, ‘There are no days off.’”– Donald Trump, addressing the crowd during the Patriots’ visit to the White House on Wednesday

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Hour 2. Rabbit calls in to respond to Michele McPhee. Rabbit also reveals the potential motive behind the Odin Lloyd murder. O’Reilly leaving Fox is the topic in Headlines with Kirk.

[0:05:21] ... you know and track spratt and whoever else. You know why they Dan Connolly said why didn't charge Bradley is Bradley didn't do it that's what he said. And then this I. I don't really want ...
[0:14:15] ... were armed Kimberly Guilfoyle a chore cleavage reporting you're looking at the James Brown Waite adjudicate these women who are on fox news' Kimberly Guilfoyle better success than only after residents and I'll say those. About ...
[0:16:20] ... could only bring out these works rapists he's worse than O'Reilly question Bill Bradley writes on its books. He is human rights in the word that day and he just shot up until way in the ...
[0:18:04] ... is doing this whole thing in Monte intelligence economic you know. With Tyrus Thomas he's Corliss I don't associate with overriding problem we ask our ethics great scoring chances tonight he didn't see that in game ...