Yes, it's not a Vikings story, but it is the story in the National Football League at the moment, from the looks of things.
The charge stems from Hernandez's involvement in a homicide investigation.
Hernandez, 23, has been at the center of the investigation since the body of Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player, was found shot in the back of the head Monday in an industrial park near Hernandez's home in North Attleborough.
Hernandez has not been ruled out as a suspect in the murder, law enforcement sources told ABC earlier Thursday.
Police also want to know why a team of house cleaners was hired on Monday to scrub Hernandez's mansion, sources told ABC News.
It came out yesterday that not only had Hernandez (or somebody else) "destroyed" the home security system in the Hernandez house, but when investigators asked for his cell phone, it was given to them "in pieces."
Now, like any American, Hernandez is innocent until somebody proves that he's not. But on the surface, it certainly doesn't look promising for him at this point.
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EDIT: The Boston Globe has just put this out on the Twitter.
BREAKING: Law enforcement source: No arrest warrant for Aaron Hernandez or anyone else in Lloyd investigation— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) June 21, 2013
Well, this just keeps getting curiouser and curiouser.