5 Famous Murder Cases Involving Athletes

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New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has officially been charged with first-degree murder along with 5 separate gun charges involved in the recent death of Boston semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.

Not surprisingly, upon his arrest Hernandez was immediately let go by the Patriots, and Sportscenter started to look more like Dateline, with nonstop coverage and up to the minute details of the troubled player’s apprehension and arraignment.

While it’s too early to make heads or tails of what really happened, there seems to be a mountain of circumstantial evidence against Hernandez, including video footage of him with the victim, and the fact that he very recently decided to destroy his cell phone and home security tapes.

If convicted, Hernandez will face life in prison, a prospect that unfortunately, many high profile athletes have faced before.
5 Famous Murder Cases Involving Athletes

4Ray Lewis

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When a fight broke out near an Atlanta club following the 2000 Super Bowl, two men were left stabbed to death and three men were indicted, one of which was Baltimore Ravens linebacker, Ray Lewis. Initially charged with murder and held without bail, Lewis was eventually acquitted, and charged only with obstruction of justice in exchange for his testimony against his two companions who were believed to have perpetrated the crime. Lewis admitted he gave a misleading statement to police the morning after the killings, but was cleared of all murder charges.

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