FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WWLP) - The New England Patriots have released Aaron Hernandez, after he was taken into police custody outside his North Attleborough home Wednesday morning.
According to a statement from team spokesperson Stacey James, they think that following the homicide of Odin Lloyd, it was the right thing to do.
Here is the team's statement:
"A young man was murdered last week and we extend our sympathies to the family and friends who mourn his loss. Words cannot express the disappointment we feel knowing that one of our players was arrested as a result of this investigation. We realize that law enforcement investigations into this matter are ongoing. We support their efforts and respect the process. At this time, we believe this transaction is simply the right thing to do."