Dec 23, 2012; Jacksonville, FL, USA; New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (81) warms up before the start of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Hernandez's Attorney Issues Statement

The silence has been broken. After New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has failed to cooperate with police and has avoided entering the public eye, his representation has issued a statement on his behalf.

From Michael K. Fee of Ropes & Gray LLP, via ESPN Boston:

“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.”

For Hernandez, hopefully this is a sign that he will begin to cooperate.

The statement says that Hernandez and his team won’t comment any further, but they can still point the police in the right direction and let them know what he knows behind closed doors.

If not, Hernandez could be leaving his home in handcuffs sooner rather than later.

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