Police Still Prowling Around Hernandez’s Home
North Attleborough, Mass. — Police again searched the area near the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, a week after his friend’s body was found about a mile away.
Some police officers wore wetsuits yesterday while searching woods near Hernandez’s home, not far from the industrial park where Odin Lloyd’s body was found.
Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player for the Boston Bandits, was found slain June 17. His relatives said he was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee, that the two men were friends and that both men were out together on the last night of Lloyd’s life.
An Attleboro District Court official said no new documents were available in connection with the case yesterday morning. The Bristol County district attorney’s office also didn’t release any new information about the case, which their spokeswoman called “an active, ongoing investigation.”
A court official said last week that three search warrants had been issued, but none of them had been returned, meaning they weren’t yet public.
Hernandez hasn’t commented on the homicide investigation, but has been seen with his lawyer.
The Patriots drafted Hernandez, who is originally from Bristol, Conn., out of the University of Florida in 2010. Last summer, the team gave him a five-year contract worth $40 million.
No Chemo, Radiation
For Bills’ Kelly
Buffalo, n.y. — Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly says he has been told by doctors that he won’t need to undergo chemotherapy or radiation treatment after having surgery to remove cancerous cells in his jaw.
The former Buffalo Bills star made the announcement at his football camp in Buffalo yesterday, and his comments were posted on the Bills’ website.
Kelly says he found out the news on Wednesday.
“From what I’ve been told, everything that they did in surgery, if I had to do radiation or chemo it would put me way back,” Kelly said.
He said he had the left side of his jaw and the teeth on that side of his mouth removed in surgery on June 7. Kelly was released from the hospital three days later.
Giants WR Suspended
New York — New York Giants free-agent wide receiver Brandon Collins has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2013 regular season for violating the NFL policy and program for substances of abuse.
The NFL announced the suspension of the first-year player yesterday.
The 24-year-old Collins will be eligible to return to the Giants’ active roster on Sept. 30, the day after the team plays the Kansas City Chiefs. The Southeastern Louisiana product spent part of last season on the Giants’ practice squad and will be eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.
Collins had played well in the recent veterans minicamp.