Patriots | Aaron Hernandez's lawyer issues statement
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:50:16 -0700
The attorney for New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez, Michael Fee, issued a statement regarding the investigation of a homicide involving his client:
"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," the statement said. "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."
USA TODAY Sports pointed out that there was no statement of innocence and no cautioning the public against a rush to judgment.
The lawyer who represented Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis in a 2000 murder trial, Ed Garland, spoke to USA TODAY Sports prior to the release of Fee's statement, telling them among other things that he believed police "are trying to make a murder case on Hernandez by methodically putting all the pieces together" and that Fee should be more aggressive to state his client's case.
Source: USA TODAY Sports - Kevin Manahan