Sports briefs: Legal issues building for Aaron Hernandez

Published June 20, 2013 8:39 pm

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NFL • New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez always seemed to be around trouble, even when he played for the Florida Gators.

Hernandez has not been ruled out as a suspect in the execution-style murder of a semi-pro football player, law enforcement sources told ABC News on Thursday.

When Hernandez was at Florida, he was once questioned about a shooting in Gainesville.

Hernandez declined to discuss the case with reporters back then and was never charged.

Now, Hernandez appears to be entangled in a homicide probe and is also the subject of a civil lawsuit alleging he shot a Connecticut man in February.

Hernandez, 23, has been tied to homicide since the body of Odin Lloyd, 27, was found shot in the back of the head Monday in an industrial park near Hernandez's home in Boston. According to police, Lloyd was dating the sister of the mother of Hernandez's daughter. Lloyd's body was discovered near a vehicle that had been rented by Hernandez.

Almost simultaneously, a lawsuit has been refiled against Hernandez by a man the tight end allegedly shot in South Florida.

Wambach snaps Hamm's record

Soccer • Abby Wambach scored four times in the first half to break Mia Hamm's record for international career goals with room to spare in a 5-0 victory over South Korea on Thursday in Harrison, N.J.

The four goals gave the 33-year-old Wambach 160, two more than Hamm.

From wire reports