New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will be arrested on suspicion of interfering with a homicide investigation, a police official said on Friday.
An arrest warrant for obstruction of justice has been issued for Hernandez, 23, a tight end and rising star in the National Football League, said the police officer anonymously.
As reported by The Inquisitr yesterday, Hernandez was seen on surveillance video with the murder victim just hours before the killing.
ABC News reported that the security system at Hernandez's home, which had video cameras, was intentionally destroyed and that the player's cell phone was given to police "in pieces". The television network, citing unnamed sources, also reported police wanted to know why a team of house cleaners was hired on Monday to scrub Hernandez's mansion.
Hernandez is one of the rising stars in the NFL, which has earned him a salary of $4 million per year.
Quarterback Tom Brady frequently uses Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski as his go to receivers to break through opponents defenses and they are one of the reasons the Patriots are always in contention to win the Super Bowl.
In 2011, Hernandez and Gronkowski combined for more than 2,000 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns.
The charges against Hernandez came after Odin Lloyd, 27, a semi-professional basketball player for the Boston Bandits was shot and killed on Monday. His body was discovered in an industrial park about a mile away from Hernandez's place.
The Boston Globe reported that a source with knowledge of the investigation said that Hernandez had been spotted with Lloyd on Fayston Street in Boston.
This is not the first time that the NFL player is in trouble with the law. He was sued in civil court by a Alexander Bradley, who claims Hernandez shot him in the face causing him to lose an eye.
The Boston Globe, quoting an unnamed NFL scout, said a pre-draft file on Aaron Hernandez indicated he might be prone to flashes of temper.