Odin Lloyd, 27, stood 5-foot-11 and weighed 215-pounds. He played linebacker for the semi-pro Boston Bandits. Although the Bandits are considered “semi-pro,” players pay $100 or more for equipment, which is sometimes defrayed by sponsorships from local businesses. The teams play mostly on high school fields from July until September.
“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, a mile from the upscale neighborhood where Hernandez lives. Police came to Hernandez’s house on Tuesday and left with a box, but it’s not known if the NFL star was in any way involved in Lloyd’s death.
A report out of WBZ-TV in Boston indicated that Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez’s girlfriend. Lloyd lived in his uncle’s home in Dorchester, which is roughly 35 miles from where his body was found.
He was reportedly dating the sister of Hernandez’s girlfriend at the time of his murder.