Aaron Hernandez update: Police discovered evidence at secret apartment; scouting service warned teams of ‘problem’
|07.04.13 at 7:31 am ET|
Police discovered evidence, including clothing and several boxes of ammunition, at an apartment in Franklin rented by Aaron Hernandez, according to court records as reported by The Associated Press.
Police indicated they learned of the secret “flop house” — located about 11 miles from Hernandez’s home in North Attleboro — from Carlos Ortiz, Hernandez’s friend who was believed to be with the former Patriots tight end the night Odin Lloyd was shot and killed.
When they searched the $1,200 apartment on June 26, investigators discovered a white hooded sweatshirt — similar to the one Hernandez wore the night of the murder — along with a baseball hat that appears to be the one he was wearing at a nightclub the Friday before the murder.
• A scouting service that provides psychological profiles of NFL prospects wrote in 2010 that Hernandez enjoyed “living on the edge of acceptable behavior” and could be “a problem” for a team.
Via The Wall Street Journal, Human Resource Tactics, a scouting service based in North Carolina, scored the University of Florida product a 1 out of 10 in “social maturity,” although he received a 10 in “focus” and “mental quickness,” 9 for “self-efficacy” and “receptivity to coaching,” and 7 for “dedication.”
The report indicated that Hernandez’s responses “suggest he enjoys living on the edge of acceptable behavior and that he may be prone to partying too much and doing questionable things that could be seen as a problem for him and his team.”
However, the one-page analysis also included the note that, “Hernandez sees himself as a football player above all else. He will place a high priority on football and what it takes to be successful.”
Hernandez slipped to the fourth round after being considered a likely first- or second-rounder.
The Patriots refused comment when asked by The Wall Street Journal if they had seen the report before the draft. A Human Resource Tactics partner indicated that 18 NFL teams subscribe to the service but did not say if the Patriots are one of them.
The report also notes that Hernandez scored a below-average 17 on the Wonderlic problem-solving test.
• Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson continues to say that he will not let Hernandez marry his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, while he is in prison.
“We’re not going to revamp our entire security system to perform marriages inside our prison.,” Hodgson told the NFL Network on Wednesday. “If you want to get married, what you do is, you stay out of jail.”
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