NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. (NBCNC) - There's a lot of buzz in Massachusetts over a police search of an NFL player's home.
Attorneys for Aaron Hernandez of the New England Patriots confirm the search but that's all they and he will say.
The Patriots tight end was out and about around Boston Thursday.
But he was still refusing to tell reporters what police are asking him about.
It's been this way for Hernandez since authorities searched his home and nearby property this week.
The search followed the shooting death of a man who police say was dating the sister of Hernandez' girlfriend.
The body of Odin Lloyd was found about a mile from Hernandez' home in North Attelboro, Massachusetts.
For now, attorneys for Hernandez will only confirm a connection to the investigation saying in a statement:
"it has been widely reported in the media that the state police have searched the home of our client, Aaron Hernandez, as part of an ongoing investigation. Out of respect for that process, neither we nor Aaron will have any comment about the substance of that investigation until it has come to a conclusion."
The victim's family also confirms Lloyd and Hernandez were connected but wouldn't give specifics.
All this is happening to Hernandez on the heels of a civil lawsuit where a man accuses the pro-bowl tight-end of shooting him in the face during an argument in February in Florida.
Hernandez' attorneys haven't commented on that lawsuit which seeks at least $100,000 in damages.