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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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31.

newsjunkie69    

Short story - Hernendez is in the closet.

423 days ago
32.

Toilethead    

His method of dealing with the guy doesn't seem to have worked out too well.

423 days ago
33.

tmz addict    

you cant say certain words

423 days ago
34.

bostondonkey    

This was a much better plan to save your career...

423 days ago
35.

bostondonkey    

Get ready for the "head injury" defense.. too may concussions in football affected his impulse control.. His lawyers will put all the attention on the NFL and money over safety..

423 days ago
36.

Michelle    

His girlfriend looked pissed off in court...like she was thinking; " DAMN...there goes the Maserati, the mansion, the bling.....40 million GONE!!!"
The warning signs were there that this guy was trouble. Now 2 lives are over.
But I feel REALLY bad for the guy that was killed, not for this over paid THUG!!!

423 days ago
37.

Jayjay    

Snitches get put in ditches!

423 days ago
38.

luckycat    

HE KNEW AARON WAS
Manti Te'o' REAL GIRLFRIEND!!!!!
THOSE EAR-BOBS SCREAM DOWN LOW.

423 days ago
39.

Onetirednurse    

$40,000,000 still isn't enough to stop a thug from being a thug. In Hernandez's case I bet it made him feel untouchable by the law. Any bets on what kind of BS his defense lawyer will throw out to try and get him acquitted??

BTW... I thought Harvey was a lawyer, seems he would know what M.O. stands for. Good job on this title TMZ...

423 days ago
40.

Cricket    

So murder would Help his relationship and career. Idiot!!! Sidebar, if people are able to read your article, in other words they're over the age of 7, they know what extortion means. How condescending can you be??

423 days ago
41.

huh    

When are these guys going to get a proofreader? MO is short for modus operandi, or mode of operation. This article is about motive, not MO.

Sheesh!

423 days ago
42.

Read My Lips    

TMZ, why don't you go to Pedoland, show us the 70 seat theater and the rooms behind it where MJ would be watching dirty porn and molesting little young boys!!!

It was said that MJ did something more sinister than just molesting young boys. I wonder what that would be!!!
What would be worse than molesting young boys??? Was that the knowledge of that that drove Paris to a suicide attempt??? Ah............Maybe he molested his purchased "sons"!!!!

423 days ago
43.

Trixielolo77    

Theories are just theories, not facts. Which irritate me to no end. No matter what drove Mr. Hernandez to commit murder, he was surely not considering his job or his family....which is rather dumb.

423 days ago
44.

basebrat    

this pretty little tatt'd-up muscle-boy is going to be oh-so popular in prison. unlike vik, this thug will not be treated like a demi-god in the prison-system. this guy is going to be the bottom-bitch, and meat-throater, for a bunch of muscley, tatt'd-up, big-dicked top guys. ouch! he's gone from a tight-end, to a wide receiver.

i want the video of his prison gang-bang.

423 days ago
45.

Scary    

I don't know what the "exclusive" means. I read this days ago elsewhere. It's thought that Lloyd knew about Hernandez's supposed participation in the drive-by killings.

423 days ago
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