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Arrest warrant issued for Aaron Hernandez; Faces obstruction charges

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Early this morning, a warrant for the arrest of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was issued in connection with the murder investigation surrounding him. He is currently facing obstruction of justice charges.

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Multiple reports this morning indicate a warrant for the arrest of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been issued, with the fourth year player currently facing obstruction of justice charges. Meanwhile, the police are still investigating the death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year old semi-pro football player, and other charges being levied against Hernandez has not yet been ruled out.

Lloyd's "bullet ridden body" was discovered Monday in an industrial park near Hernandez's home. Reports now indicate a video shows Hernandez with Lloyd early Monday morning, and the two, along with another pair of men, are said to have been in a Boston bar the night of the homicide, and all four left together in a car driven by Hernandez. A source tells Fox 25 in Boston that, although all four left together, only three people arrived at the Hernandez home, and Lloyd was not one of them.

Hernandez was initially tied to the investigation when it was discovered that the SUV the victim had been using was rented under Hernandez's name. As police investigated the connection, it was discovered that the security system in Hernandez's home, which included video surveillance, had been destroyed and the tight end's cell phone was smashed prior to being handed over to the police.

A cleaning service was also called to the home prior to the police arriving.

Hernandez has not yet been arrested, and it is unclear when and where that will occur. Police continue to investigate the homicide.

For more on Hernandez, check out the StoryStream on SB Nation's Pats Pulpit.

[UPDATE 10:40am ET:] According to a report from the Boston Globe, no arrest warrants have been issued at this time.

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