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Report: Former UF star Hernandez questioned in murder probe

Published:   |   Updated: June 19, 2013 at 01:33 AM

Former Florida tight end Aaron Hernandez was interviewed by authorities Monday about a murder near his home in North Attleboro, Mass., according to a report on SI.com.

A jogger found the body of a 27-year-old man in a clearing less than a mile from Hernandez's home Monday, and police believe that a car rented under Hernandez's name is tied to the case.

A source close to Hernandez acknowledged a connection between the player and the case but would not elaborate, according to the report, which added that police were interested in searching Hernandez's home.

Hernandez, who played with the Gators from 2007-2009 and was a member of UF's national championship team in 2008, now plays with the NFL's New England Patriots and has been selected to two Pro Bowls.

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