Report: Authorities Prepare Arrest Warrant For Aaron Hernandez

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It has been reported that Massachusetts authorities now have an arrest warrant for New England Patriots tight end, Aaron Hernandez, who is being accused of obstruction of justice in connection with a homicide investigation. It is unclear when the alleged warrant will be executed.

Authorities had enough cause to prepare the warrant after police found out that the security system at Hernandez's home, along with his cellphone, were destroyed. Police were at Hernandez's home on Thursday with a search warrant following the revelation about what he did to the security system at his home.

Police also want to know why Hernandez hired house cleaners on Monday, ESPN reported.

"There's a federal statute in every state that you cannot knowingly destroy evidence. And what [authorities] believe has happened here is that the home surveillance system was destroyed, the cellphone was destroyed, the house was cleaned, and the police think there was evidence that was destroyed because of that," ESPN legal analyst Roger Cossack said.

"Now the problem of course is that nobody knows what was in that home surveillance, so in some ways it's difficult for the police to make their case."

Ever since the body of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd was found near the home of Hernandez, the 23-year-old tight end has been at the center of a homicide investigation although he has not been formally charged with anything at this point.

Hernandez has hired a lawyer who issued the following statement: "It has been widely reported in the media that the state police have searched the home of our client, Aaron Hernandez, as part of an ongoing investigation. Out of respect for that process, neither we nor Aaron will have any comment about the substance of that investigation until it has come to a conclusion," said attorney Michael Fee.

Sources: ESPN, ABC News