NFL football player Aaron Hernandez was arrested and charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of associate Odin Lloyd. Upon his arrest, he was released from his contract with the New England Patriots. His arrest sent shockwaves through the league.
Lloyd's body was found at a landfill one mile from Hernandez's home. Shortly after Lloyd's murder, police searched Hernandez home and were confronted by a trail of destroyed evidence. Authorities were given Hernandez's mobile phone that had been smashed to pieces and surveillance taps of his home which could have provided clues in the murder, were destroyed.