It sounds like the New England Patriots don't want to deal with the headache that Aaron Hernandez is creating for them right now. So according to the team's official Twitter account, they have decided to release him:
The New England #Patriots have released Aaron Hernandez.— New England Patriots (@Patriots) June 26, 2013
Wow. We really don't know what else to say. Hernandez's life just went from bad to worse in a matter of hours.