Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been questioned in a murder investigation, but is not considered a suspect, multiple media outlets are reporting.
The case concerns the discovery Monday of a body near an industrial park less than a mile from Hernandez's North Attleboro home. The Sun Chronicle of Attleboro reported a 2013 Chevrolet Suburban possibly connected to the murder may have been rented under Hernandez's name.
ABC News reported investigators sought a warrant to search Hernandez's home after he would not cooperate with officials. SI.com reported 10 police cars were parked outside Hernandez's house and numerous investigators entered his house shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday. SI.com reported also that Hernandez had consulted with a lawyer. Two males who attempted to leave the house were taken away by police, but not handcuffed, SI.com reported.
The Boston Herald reported Patriots Vice President of Media Relations Stacey James issued the following statement on Monday night: "I am aware of the reports, but I do not anticipate that we will be commenting publicly during an ongoing police investigation."
Hernandez, a native of Bristol, Conn., was a 2010 fourth-round draft pick of the Patriots out of the University of Florida, where in 2009 he won the John Mackey Award as college football's best tight end.
It was believed he fell to the fourth round because he had failed a drug test while in college.
Hernandez made the Pro Bowl in 2011. Last season Hernandez was plagued by an ankle injury, but still caught 51 passes and scored five touchdowns.