Hernandez goes unclaimed

June, 27, 2013
6/27/13
4:25
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After being waived by the Patriots on Wednesday, Aaron Hernandez went unclaimed on waivers Thursday. The news comes as no surprise, as Hernandez faces currently six charges, including the murder of Odin Lloyd. He is now officially an NFL free agent, though his football career is secondary to his legal woes right now.

The NFL released a statement outlining the conditions a team that wanted to sign Hernandez would face.

"NFL clubs were advised today that if Aaron Hernandez enters into a player contract prior to the resolution of the charges pending against him, the contract will not be approved or take effect until Commissioner Roger Goodell holds a hearing," the statement read. "The purpose of the hearing would be to determine whether Hernandez should be suspended or face other action prior to the charges being resolved."
Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston's Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.

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