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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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46.

Cat    

Even if he did have a "secret" way to go TMZ BLAME THE VICTIM!!!!

390 days ago
47.

Marcia2942    

Oh ok, so instead the dummy did something to end his own career...he would have been better off giving him some money. And who cares if he would of kept coming back, it's not like he didn't have it to give. Even though the guy did'nt ask for cash, I think it beats the alternative.

390 days ago
48.

gegeok    

I bet he prolly tried to blackmail dude!!!

390 days ago
49.

mr.howell     

LOL!..his career ended anyway!..after he shot the guy so what did it matter that the victim was a bigmouth!..who knew stuff!..duhhh!..what a dumb ASS!.

390 days ago
50.

bostondonkey    

Too bad... Sounds like he would have been perfect in a "run and shoot" offense!!

390 days ago
51.

Grandma of Four    

I guess $40,000,000. does not necessarily mean you have ANY SMARTS!!! Cannot even begin to imagine how he is going to squirm out of this??? My guess is, he's NOT!

390 days ago
52.

Baby pink    

I bet his pal that he shot in the face that lived to tell it and then sue him for it, has some interestng things to say & will "most likely" b poised to testify for the prosecution. Side note: I don't think Aaron expected this dude to survive bullets to the face & thought the quick payoff/settling out of court would make everything 'okay' again!!

390 days ago
53.

AnnieCamden    

Which one of you TMZ dopes thinks "M.O." means "motive"?

390 days ago
54.

TMZZZZZ    

So he murdered someone over "words"? Shame...plus his own home security camera's will be his conviction.

390 days ago
55.

TMZZZZZ    

He'll fit right in at prison with all those dumb tattoo's.

390 days ago
56.

Duh    

So, in other words, the "law enforcement source" packs a mop/broom, not a gun.

390 days ago
57.

Specimen Yarp    

Hope it was worth it loser. Your tight end days are over, in more ways than one.

390 days ago
58.

Dawn    

Why would he kill someone over talking about drugs? He killed Odin because he knew about the double homicide that Hernandez is linked to last year in Boston.

390 days ago
59.

MerryHope    

M.O., really TMZ??

390 days ago
60.

Lee    

So many mistakes went into planning this thing, his lawyers will undoubtedly blame the stupidity on concussions causing fitness of rage and moments of dumbassness. Bet on it.

390 days ago
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