Aaron Hernandez at a pretrial court hearing in Fall River, Massachusetts in  October  2013.  Photograph: Brian Snyder/Pool via The New York Times

The 2012 New England Patriots were an offensive force, setting a record for first downs in an NFL season while scoring 557 points. Tight-end Aaron Her(...)

Fans wait  behind security barriers to exchange jerseys of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez at the club’s merchandise shop. The Patriots offered the jersey exchange after Hernandez was arrested and charged with murder. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

When asked about players who are no longer with the New England Patriots, coach Bill Belichick usually says he will discuss only the names on his rost(...)

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in custody in North Attleborough  after being arrested as par of a murder investigation. Photograph: Dominick Reuter/Reuters

NFL star Aaron Hernandez has been charged with murder and weapons counts in connection with the killing of a semi-pro football player.The New England (...)