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Patriots cut Aaron Hernandez

After keeping quiet for nine days since Aaron Hernandez was first embroiled in a murder investigation, the Patriots made a bold statement Wednesday morning by releasing the tight end less than two hours after he was arrested by police at his home.

Authorities later charged Hernandez with the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, but the Patriots didn’t wait for that before deciding to cut ties with their young star.

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