Robert Kraft testifies that Aaron Hernandez told him he was innocent

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft testified today that former tight end Aaron Hernandez told him he was innocent when he asked him if he was involved in murdering Odin Lloyd. "I understood there was an incident that had transpired, and I wanted to know whether he was involved, and if he was -- any player that comes into our system, I consider part of our extended family, and I wanted to get him help," Kraft said. "He said he was not involved, that he was innocent and that he hoped that the time of the murder incident came out because he said he was in a club." Kraft said the conversation was at Gillette Stadium. "He hugged and kissed me and thanked me for my concern," Kraft said. Kraft, while leaving the courthouse said: "It's very sad." When asked if he has sympathy for Lloyd, Kraft replied: "Yes, a man died." Patriots security director Mark Briggs said he spoke with Hernandez, saying: "I asked him why he'd lawyered up." "He swore on his baby's life that he was telling the truth," Briggs said. Hernandez was asked to leave the stadium the next day. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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