Skip to content

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez sits during a hearing at Bristol Superior Court Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Fall River, Mass. At the hearing, the judge rejected a request by prosecutors for Hernandez's jailhouse phone recordings, then ordered them to turn over to the defense copies of calls they acknowledged already having. The ex-NFL player has pleaded not guilty to murder in the killing of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old Boston man who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. Lloyd, a semi-professional football player was found dead June 17 near Hernandez's North Attleborough home. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Jonathan Wiggs, Pool)

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez sits during a hearing at Bristol Superior Court Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Fall River, Mass. At the hearing, the judge rejected a request by prosecutors for Hernandez's jailhouse phone recordings, then ordered them to turn over to the defense copies of calls they acknowledged already having. The ex-NFL player has pleaded not guilty to murder in the killing of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old Boston man who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. Lloyd, a semi-professional football player was found dead June 17 near Hernandez's North Attleborough home. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Jonathan Wiggs, Pool)

Featured Photo Galleries

1903-Springfield

Best combat rifles of all time

A combat rifle is a military service rifle that fires a full-power rifle cartridge, a mainstay of every modern army in the world. See the best combat rifles ever made.

Cavaliers Nets Basketball.JPEG-02e31.jpg

LeBron James' 'I can't breathe' T-shirt the latest display of politics on the playing field

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James on Monday night during pregame warmups wore an “I can’t breathe” T-shirt, referring to Eric Garner, who died after a New York police officer placed him in a chokehold during an arrest for selling loose cigarettes. The shirt, one of several featuring the slogan that have been seen around the league in recent days after a grand jury declined to indict the officer last week, is just one in a long history of political statements made by athletes on the playing field. Here are some others.