New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been released by the franchise after he was arrested earlier today in relation to a murder which happened on Monday of last week.
The Patriots issued a statement regarding Hernandez via their website:
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.
Video of the arrest below: