Aaron Hernandez may have played professional football after allegedly being involved in the shooting deaths of two men, which could have major implications for the NFL going forward.
The new details were revealed in a recent Boston Globe article citing unnamed sources who have intimate knowledge of current proceedings related to the case.
"Prosecutors have begun making the case to a Suffolk County grand jury that former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez should be charged in the shooting death of two men on a South End street last July, according to two law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation," reads an excerpt of the Boston Globe report.
Hernandez pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and five firearms charges, more than a week after the body of Odin Lloyd, 27, was found June 17 in the woods near Hernandez's Massachusetts home.
Hernandez "drove the victim to the remote spot, and he then orchestrated his execution. That's what it was," First Assistant District Attorney William McCauley said in Attleboro District Court at the time of Hernandez's arraignment.
"As (Lloyd) tried to turn, he was shot in the back, and the defendant and his confederates stood over him and delivered the two fatal shots," McCauley said, adding: "He orchestrated the crime from the beginning and took steps to conceal and destroy evidence."
Police stated that surveillance video showed Hernandez wearing a similar sweatshirt the night Lloyd was killed, records stated. Prosecutors say Hernandez was upset at Lloyd for talking to certain people at the nightclub.
"The white sweatshirt could be used ... to assist in linking Hernandez to the scene of the crime," wrote Trooper Michael Bates, in an affidavit in support of one of the search warrants.
"The baseball hat could help provide the whereabouts of Hernandez on the Friday night before the homicide," Bates wrote.