Massachusetts police seek arrest of NFL star in murder case

June 22, 2013 01:30

Authorities plan to arrest New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez on suspicion of interfering with a homicide investigation, a police official said on Friday, a potentially damaging setback to one of pro football's top franchises.

An arrest warrant for obstruction of justice has been issued for Hernandez, 23, a tight end and rising star in the National Football League, said the police officer, who requested anonymity.

The security system at Hernandez's home, which had video, was intentionally destroyed, ABC News reported, adding that the player's cell phone was given to police "in pieces." The television network, citing unnamed sources, also reported police wanted to know why a team of house cleaners was hired on Monday to scrub Hernandez's mansion.

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