The firm representing Patriots' tight-end Aaron Hernandez released a statement Monday blaming the media for "rumors, misinformation and false reports" about their client and adamantly denied reports that an arrest warrant had been issued in the case.
The statement, released by Michael K. Fee, of Ropes and Gray, said the media has falsely reported that an arrest warrant has been issued for Hernandez.
"None of these false reports come from officials sources," said Fee.
The statement went on to say that the firm would not comment further on the investigation.
Last Friday, a source told FOX 25's Bob Ward that a paper warrant had been issued for Hernandez on an obstruction of justice charge in connection with the homicide of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, of Dorchester. Lloyd's body was found less than a mile away from Hernandez's North Attleboro home. The warrant had not been executed as of Monday evening.
A law enforcement source told CNN Monday, "there is no arrest warrant. It wasn't true last week and it isn't true today."
On Monday, state police continued to search a creek off Homeward Lane, just a few blocks from Hernandez's home.
Lloyd's family has said that Lloyd and Hernandez were friends and that Hernandez's girlfriend is sisters with the woman Lloyd was dating.
Law enforcement sources have continued to tell FOX 25 that Hernandez has not been ruled out in the totality of the investigation.
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