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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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126 COMMENTS

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1.

IwuvTMZ    

Sounds like a good one.

388 days ago
2.

Jon    

So it sounds like Odin had a loud mouth maybe louder when he drank.
Hopefully Hernandez's lawyer will do a good job so that Arron can get back to playing ball in the future.

388 days ago
3.

Kobe_No_Means_No    

It just seems like Hernandez is being targeted. Quite a surprise if he's not being framed. It's sad that the harder you work and the more success you have, haters will try to drag you down. But I guess that's just the society which we live in....

388 days ago
4.

jm    

What a dumba*ss!

388 days ago
5.

NOT ELMO    

Aaron Hernandez killed Odin Lloyd -- ...................give him the death penalty

388 days ago
6.

Dover    

Odin knew about the previous murders and tried to use that info as leverage. People get killed for that, as this case seems to illustrate.

388 days ago
7.

The Real JJ    

Makes no sense. He gets drug tested by the NFL and why not just pay someone to kill him? If you have gang connections (like everyone says) you can easily make it look like a random hit instead of taking him and killing him a mile from your home. Something else happened.

388 days ago
8.

HumanNature    

WHATEVER THE REASON A MAN IS "DEAD"!!!!


I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHOSE DNA ON THAT "BUBBLELIOUS" BUBBLE GUM?????

388 days ago
9.

Frankenpussy    

TMZ Staff.... M.O. is "Method of Operation". The cops have a theory on his "Motive".

388 days ago
10.

BB not bb    

This Odin looked like an innocent sort. I wonder if he was worried about having a murderer in the family and told Aaron that he wanted to tell his finace about some prior murders. That seems like a stupid plan to threaten a killer though, and one that you associate with besides.


It looks like Aaron killed Odin in an industrial yard with two friends whom he called for help. It looks like he spent time afterwards washing blood off because his security footage was missing. This is as far as the story goes. How much if any of that story was just fabricated? What evidence does the defense have at all?


It does seem that Aaron rented two different rental cars during the murder and after, and left a shell casing and his gum in the first one. That would indicate trying to hide his ID from surveillance cameras.


I wonder if Odin's girldriend has anything to say as to motive. She should know a lot about their relationship. I suppose she would be a key witness for whatever side she is on.


I sort of don't think his girlfriend or even the NFL would care that much what it was rumored that he did in the past. I am sure football players are not a pack of angels.

388 days ago
11.

Ozzie X    

What an idiot if that is truly his motive. Nothing ruins your reputation than murder, and a poorly executed one at that.

388 days ago
12.

Mick Kahler    

Odin had information that would end Aaron's football career and relationship with his fiancée. So the idiot kills Odin and makes SURE his career and life with wife to be is over for good! Nobody ever said these roided and tatted up Neanderthals were geniuses.

388 days ago
13.

Mike    

Does anybody have brains at TMZ? Your headline of "M.O" stands for modus operandi, which means method of operation. Your article was about MOTIVE. Two different things.

388 days ago
14.

Vince    

seems it did dint it.....

388 days ago
15.

Salty    

I thought there was a gag order. Why are the police talking to TMZ.

388 days ago
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