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Aaron Hernandez

Cops Theory on

M.O. For Murder

6/30/2013 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Police have a theory as to why they think former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez killed Odin Lloyd -- he knew secrets that could have destroyed Aaron's relationship with his fiancée and the team.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... there are several operating theories, but a prevailing one based on evidence they have already unearthed is that Lloyd "mouthed off" to Hernandez about "secrets" Hernandez had told him in the past. 

As for what the nature of the secrets -- we're told they involve 2 issues:  Aaron's involvement in drugs and Aaron's involvement in several violent incidents.

Our law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... they do not believe Lloyd tried to extort Hernandez -- in other words, ask for money in return for secrecy.  The theory is that Hernandez went ballistic after Lloyd started throwing damaging information in Hernandez's face -- information Hernandez thought would end his relationship with his fiancée and his football career.

Short story -- Odin's crime may have been that he was a blabbermouth.

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16.

pattycakes not to be confused with pattycake    

Kill people to get rid of problems? I thin Aaron had problems way before his father died. My heart goes out to his mother. Also his girl and baby, but especially mom and siblings.

379 days ago
17.

pouriciel    

M.O means modus operanti not motive ..

379 days ago
18.

taz    

M.O stands for mode of operation, how he did it, not why, which would be motive. TMZ needs better writers.

379 days ago
19.

t    

he screwed up and didnt plan this murder correctly...hes a dumb jock...who probably killed or was involved in that other double murder...cant be a footballer and a gangbanger at the same time....have fun in Walpole Aaron...

379 days ago
20.

I'm A Lawyer    

So killing him was the best solution. Jocks, not that bright.

379 days ago
21.

myopinion    

I'm not buying that theory!

379 days ago
22.

David     

This guy thinks he's black lol

379 days ago
23.

baybek8s    

What a big dummy! His career is ruined anyway. If this is true that is.

379 days ago
24.

Laura    

Sounds to me like Hernandez is a blabber mouth. Maybe he shouldn't let so many people know about the drugs/crimes that he can't let his fiance or team know about. Or--with that $40 million and a bright future, maybe he shouldn't be a gansta. Or--maybe the fool shouldn't have included two other men in this murder, so they don't have to fear for their lives after. I wonder if that occurred to them as they were watching him kill someone for knowing too much. Boston's former police chief is right--"Hernandez isn't the brightest bulb".

379 days ago
25.

E    

Correction, tmz: "Odin's crime may have been that he knew things about a sociopath" (sociopaths are self-involved immature people who don't have a conscience and are incapable of distinguishing right from wrong)

379 days ago
26.

Mary    

Dear TMZ,
Cops have a theory on the MOTIVE, not the M.O.
M.O. = Modus Operandi AKA Method of Operation. (M.O. refers to HOW he committed the crime, not WHY)

379 days ago
27.

JJax    

Seriously- Don't tell me this girlfriend didn't know anything he was up to. They stated she was with him since High School. AAron doesn't seem to be the smartest guy but is he gonna blab about murdering people to someone he doesn't trust? I doubt it.

379 days ago
28.

AC    

The guy knew too much and was going to ruin his career/relationship so he gave it one last chance to salvage it by killing him. He probably is just happy he is dead now.

379 days ago
29.

Spunky Funk    

So in order to protect his relationship and his football career - he commits a sloppy murder, while presumably drunk and stoned, leaving damning evidence at the scene, in the rental car, his home and pretty much every place in between. Yeah. Real smart, Hernandez. Guess you weren't granted an academic scholarship in college, huh?

379 days ago
30.

EastCoastChopper    

I wonder how much 29 years in prison is going to impact his football career and relationship with his fiancee?

Anyone think the Pats are going to keep a slot open for him? Anyone think chick is not already working the team hangouts for a back-up just in case?

379 days ago
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