Belichick on Hernandez: 'A Terrible Thing'

The former NFL player's coach breaks silence on the murder investigation.
2:05 | 07/25/13

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new developments in the murder case against former new england patriots tight end aaron hernandez. He was in court wednesday, as prosecutors won their plea for more time to build their case against him. This, as hernandez's former coach broke his silence. Abc's gio benitez has the story. It's a sad day. Reporter: This morning, patriots head coach, bill belichick, is showing his personal side. Speaking out for the first time on aaron hernandez. Hernandez, at the 12 yard line. Having someone in your organization that's involved in a murder investigation is a terrible thing. Reporter: The patriots reunited at training camp, where hernandez would have been a key player. Hernandez, the former patriots tight end stands accused of killing his friend, odin lloyd, in june. Hernandez pleaded not guilty. A young man lost his life. And his family's suffered a tragic loss. As the coach of the team, you know, I'm primarily responsible for the people we bring in for the football operations. Reporter: This as hernandez is accused of murdering lloyd. Prosecutors now say they need time to collect more evidence, as suspicion grows that he had some involvement in a double-homicide in boston last year. There continues to be additional evidence that is being presented and considered by the grand jury. Reporter: At that same court hearing, officers seized his cousin's cell phone, who shared a home with one of hernandez's alleged accomplices in the lloyd murder. Now, the hernandez case is reportedly prompting nfl teams to hire tattoo specialists to look at prospective players, as investigators wonder whether the at t tats could have been a warning sign, he has ties to gangs. Head coach belichick hopes for answers. Learn from this terrible experience, that we will become a better team from the lessons that we learned. Reporter: And hernandez has been in jail for four weeks. He'll be in there for at least another month. As prosecutors gather more evidence to keep him there without bond.

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