Aaron Hernandez was arrested this morning and the images have been splashed all over ESPN’s Sportscenter and other news outlets. But as of this moment we still don’t know what Hernandez is being charged with. Harvey Steinberg, a practicing defense attorney, said on “NFL AM” he was surprised with how the arrest went down and he thinks that is telling about the tight ends situation and what is to come.
“If it was simply an obstruction (of justice) charge, one would have called his lawyers, and said, ‘Look, bring him to the courthouse, surrender him at 9:30 a.m., we’ll have an advisement, we’ll set bond immediately,” Steinberg said. “But instead, they sent (nine) officers over in suits, they had a couple cruisers, and they drove him away, and they made a big show. Now, that’s a little unusual for a charge that’s not that serious — I mean it’s a serious charge, but nowhere as serious as a murder case.”