Patriots Release Hernandez After Arrest


Published on June 27 2013 6:33 am
Last Updated on June 27 2013 6:35 am
Written by Millie Lange

(Attleboro, MA) -- Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is being charged with murder in connection with the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. Hernandez was arrested Wednesday morning and arraigned later in the day. He's also facing five gun-related charges and is being held without bail. The Patriots released Hernandez from the team shortly after his arrest.


Browns Linebacker Walcott Charged With Attempted Murder

(North Bergen, NJ) -- Browns linebacker Ausar Walcott is being charged with attempted murder. The "Bergen Record" reports Walcott is accused of punching a man in the head outside a gentleman's club in New Jersey early Sunday morning. The victim is in critical condition. Walcott turned himself in to police and has been charged with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree aggravated assault and third-degree endangering an injured victim.


NCAA Gives Oregon Football Three Years' Probation

(Indianapolis, IN) -- The Oregon Ducks football program is being hit with three years' probation. The NCAA's Committee on Infractions issued its ruling Wednesday after investigating recruiting violations under former head coach Chip Kelly. Athletic Director Rob Mullens says he doesn't believe the violations were a factor in head coach Chip Kelly leaving Oregon after this past season to become head coach of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles.

The Ducks will also lose one scholarship through June 2016 as well as reduced paid football visits and evaluation days. The penalties come as a result of Oregon using a recruiting service provider, whose director provided cash and lodging to one prospect and made impermissible contact with others.