The lawyer for Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez blasted the media last night for “relentless” reporting of a false rumor of an arrest warrant issued against the 23-year-old, when only search warrants were filed with the courts.
Several outlets did report continually last week an arrest warrant had been issued. The Herald was not one of them.
“Over the past week, our client, Aaron Hernandez, has been the subject of a relentless flood of rumors, misinformation and false reports in the media,” said attorney Michael K. Fee of Ropes & Gray. “These include the repeated publication of a supposedly confirmed report that an arrest warrant had been issued for Aaron, a report that was exposed as untrue.

“None of these false reports come from official sources and we appreciate the professionalism and restraint shown by the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office to date with regard to its public statements while its investigation is underway,” he added. “Out of respect for that ongoing investigation, we will continue to refrain from commenting on its substance.”
Earlier yesterday detectives in wetsuits worked in the sweltering heat searching a stream near Hernandez’s North Attleboro home.