Michael K. Fee of Ropes & Gray LLP, the attorney for Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez, has released the following statement tonight:
"Over the past week, our client, Aaron Hernandez, has been the subject of a relentless flood of rumors, misinformation, and false reports in the media. These include the repeated publication of a supposedly confirmed report that an arrest warrant had been issued for Aaron, a report that was exposed as untrue. None of these false reports come from official sources and we appreciate the professionalism and restraint shown by the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office to date with regard to its public statements while its investigation is underway. Out of respect for that ongoing investigation, we will continue to refrain from commenting on its substance."
While it's certainly a good sign that Hernandez hasn't yet been arrested, the fact that the police have searched his house, pond and "luxury doghouse" for clues to solve a murder is more than troubling. We'll have to wait and see how this plays out.