New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez might be in big trouble.
Massachusetts authorities are set to issue an arrest warrant soon for for obstruction of justice in connection with a homicide investigation, reports ABC News.
State police have been investigating Hernandez about his possibly involvement in the murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, who was Hernandez’s friend. According to reports, the investigation picked up when Hernandez’s home security system, which included video surveillance, and his cell phone were intentionally destroyed… before police could review it.
He also hired a team of housekeepers to clean his home the day after Lloyd’s death.
“There’s a federal statute in every state that you cannot knowingly destroy evidence. And what [authorities] believe has happened here is that the home surveillance system was destroyed, the cellphone was destroyed, the house was cleaned, and the police think there was evidence that was destroyed because of that,” ESPN legal analyst Roger Cossack said.
Surveillance video from Hernandez’s neighborhood reportedly shows him with 27-year-old Lloyd and two other people, hours before he was killed earlier this week. Other footage also showed the two together on Fayston Street in Boston early Monday morning.
23-year-old Hernandez has been at the center of the investigation since the body of Lloyd was found shot in the back of the head in an industrial park near Hernandez’s home in North Attleborough.