NFL notes: Police say 2012 double homicide probe linked to Hernandez
Boston • Boston police have asked authorities in the Connecticut hometown of Aaron Hernandez for their help with a double homicide investigation linked to the former NFL star, police said Tuesday.
Hernandez is already charged with murder in the shooting death of his friend Odin Lloyd, whose body was found June 17 near Hernandez's home in North Attleborough, Mass.
The request from Boston police in the July 2012 double homicide was based on evidence developed through the investigation of Lloyd's slaying, Bristol Police Lt. Kevin Morrell said. He said police were asked to search the same home in Bristol for both investigations, and a vehicle was seized at the address on Friday.
Two people were killed in the shooting in Boston's south end on July 15, 2012. Witnesses reported seeing people inside a gray SUV with Rhode Island plates open fire on a vehicle carrying the victims, 29-year-old Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and 28-year-old Safiro Teixeira Furtado.
Boston police have declined to comment on whether Hernandez is being looked as a possible suspect in that case.
In the Lloyd case, a Massachusetts prosecutor is seeking the public's help in finding a car mirror that may be connected to the murder. Bristol District Attorney Samuel Sutter said Tuesday that the driver's side rearview mirror is from a dark gray Nissan Altima. He says it may be anywhere between Lloyd's home in Boston and Hernandez's home.
Goodell, Meyer hosting safety clinic for moms
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer will host a safety clinic next month in Columbus, Ohio, for about 600 mothers of youth football players.
The free event will be held Aug. 1 at the Buckeyes' Woody Hayes Athletic Center.
Participants will receive classroom instruction from health experts and on-field training from Ohio State coaches and former players.
The NFL has promoted several programs that work to improve safety in football at various levels. The league faces a federal lawsuit over concussion-related injuries by thousands of former players.
In an invitation to the OSU-NFL Moms Football Safety Clinic sent to female NFL fans in Ohio, Goodell says: "We want to give you a chance to see firsthand what we are doing to make youth football safer and better."
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