Hernandez's Attorney Releases Statement, Says Tight End is Subject of "Misinformation and False Reports"

Derek Havens
June 25, 2013 at 04:21pm ET

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Michael Fee, attorney of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, finally broke his silence Monday night.

It has been an absolute media circus over the past week as news broke around Hernandez's possible involvement in the death of 27-year-old, Odin Lloyd. Both Hernandez and Fee have remained relatively silent throughout this process.

On Monday night, the Ropes & Gray attorney released the following statement regarding the ongoing investigation surrounding Hernandez.

“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. 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.”

Quick Take:

I have been hesitant to comment on the Hernandez situation over the past week, because of the fluidity of the situation. New details seem to be reported every day, sometimes on an hourly basis, and while it is hard not to speculate or assume, we -- fans, media, analysts, etc. -- have to let the situation play out.

Fee's comments are interesting for two main reasons. For one, claiming Hernandez has been "the subject of a relentless flood of rumors, misinformation, and false reports in the media. For two, not clearly proclaiming his clients innocence.

It appears the Hernandez camp will be letting the investigation take its course and will not engage the media very frequently. I do not expect another comment from either Fee or Hernandez in the immediate future. Expect the 23-year-old Pats tight end to lay low and while it is unclear if Hernandez will be able to continue his career in New England, as of now, he is still a member of the Patriots.

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