Aaron Hernandez of the New England Patriots is awaiting trial in connection to a homicide near his home in Massachusetts.

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New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez reacts during the second quarter of a game against the Houston Texans. State and local police spent hours at the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on June 18, 2013 as another group of officers searched an industrial park about a mile away where a body was discovered the day before.

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Aaron Hernandez makes a catch for a touchdown above the defense of Seattle Seahawks Jeron Johnson in the first half. (Oct. 14, 2012)

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Aaron Hernandez of the New England Patriots looks on against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. (Nov. 22, 2012)

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New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is tackled by Houston Texans linebacker Barrett Ruud and Johnathan Joseph, right, during the first half. (Jan. 13, 2013)

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New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez dives for a pass during the first half of the AFC Championship against the Baltimore Ravens. (Jan. 20, 2012)

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New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez reacts after making a catch for a first down against Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis during the first half of the AFC Championship in Foxborough, Mass. (Jan. 20, 2012)

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New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, left, runs out of the tackle of Baltimore Ravens strong safety Bernard Pollard during the first half of the AFC Championship game. (Jan. 20, 2012)

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Tight end Aaron Hernandez returned from injury last week after missing three games and caught six passes for 30 yards and a touchdown.

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Aaron Hernandez catches a ball during a practice with the New England Patriots

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New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is chased by Baltimore Ravens free safety Ed Reed during the first half of the AFC Championship game. (Jan. 20, 2012)

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