Dec 16, 2012; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (81) on the side line during the third quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Gillette Stadium. The San Francisco 49ers won 41-34. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Hernandez’s Attorney Surprised By ‘Big Show’ In Arrest


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.”

“The fact that they did it the way they did it, suggests to me it’s going to be a very, very serious situation. Otherwise, they needlessly humiliated Mr. Hernandez in front of the media. They knew the media was there, and they made a big show by coming over and doing it the way they did. One wouldn’t think they would have done this for obstruction.”

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