[Pictured: Hernandez Mobbed by Reporters Thursday as he stopped for gas on his way to Gillette Stadium.]
The victim, 27 year-old Odin Lloyd, is a 5-foot-11, 215-pound linebacker for the semi-pro Boston Bandits. He was reportedly dating the sister of Hernandez’s girlfriend at the time of his murder.
He joined the Bandits with a group of friends from the John O'Bryant School of Math and Science in Roxbury in 2007. "He was a very personable player, always in a good mood," says Olivier Bustin, the team's head coach. "Never had a problem with him. Liked by teammates. A very good athlete."
Lloyd was found dead in North Attleborough, in an industrial park a half-mile from Hernandez's home.
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