An arrest warrant has been issued for New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in connection with the murder of his friend, Odin Lloyd, U.S. media reported Friday.

CBS News and other media cited police sources as saying the 23-year-old star player, who is of Puerto Rican descent, would be accused of obstruction of justice for allegedly destroying evidence in the case.

ABC News, meanwhile, reported that the player, who was selected for the Pro Bowl following the 2011 season, intentionally destroyed his home's security system, including video cameras.

Police also want to know why Hernandez hired a team of house cleaners to clean his house on Monday and why the cellphone he turned in to police had been shattered, ABC added.

A jogger discovered the body of the 27-year-old Lloyd on Monday evening less than a mile from Hernandez's house, which is located 65 kilometers (40 miles) south of Boston.

Police said Lloyd, who was apparently killed in the pre-dawn hours of Monday, had been with Hernandez and two other men prior to his death. EFE