Police search near home of Patriots' Hernandez

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Police again searched the area near the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, a week after his friend’s body was found about a mile away.

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. — Police again searched the area near the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, a week after his friend’s body was found about a mile away.

Some police officers wore wetsuits Monday while searching woods near Hernandez’s home, not far from the industrial park where Odin Lloyd’s body was found.

Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player for the Boston Bandits, was found slain June 17. His relatives said he was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee, that the two men were friends and that both men were out together on the last night of Lloyd’s life.

An Attleboro District Court official said no new documents were available in connection with the case Monday morning. The Bristol County district attorney’s office also didn’t release any new information about the case, which their spokeswoman called “an active, ongoing investigation.”

A court official said last week that three search warrants had been issued, but none of them had been returned, meaning they weren’t
yet public.

Hernandez hasn’t commented on the homicide investigation, but has been seen with his lawyer.

The Patriots drafted Hernandez, who is originally from Bristol, Conn., out of the University of Florida in 2010. Last summer, the team gave him a five-year contract worth $40 million.

BILLS: Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly says he has been told by doctors that he won’t need to undergo chemotherapy or radiation treatment after having surgery to remove cancerous cells in his jaw.

Kelly made the announcement at his football camp in Buffalo on Monday and his comments were posted on the Bills’ Web site.

Kelly says he found out the news Wednesday.

“From what I’ve been told, everything that they did in surgery, if I had to do radiation or chemo it would put me way back,” Kelly said.

He says he had the left side of his jaw and the teeth on that side of his mouth removed in surgery on June 7. He was released from the hospital three days later.

He says he’s scheduled for a follow-up with doctors in two months to see if the cancer stays away.

LIONS: Signed safety Chris Hope and released wide receiver Brian Robiskie.

Hope started 113 of 163 games and had 20 career interceptions over 11 seasons with Pittsburgh, Tennessee and Atlanta. He started in four games last season for the Falcons and played in both of their playoff games.

COLTS: Receiver LaVon Brazill was suspended by the NFL for four games for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.

Neither the Colts nor the league said what Brzill tested positive for.

As a rookie last season, Brazill had 11 receptions for 186 yards and one touchdown.

GIANTS: Free-agent wide receiver Brandon Collins was suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating the substance-abuse policy.


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