According to the Patriots official Twitter account, the team has released Aaron Hernandez. His jerseys have all been removed from the Patriots Pro Shop at Patriots Place

 “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.”

 

Hernandez was arrested earlier this morning, and is expected to be charged with obstruction of justice for his possible involvement in a homicide on North Attleboro.