Hernandez Clears Waivers, NFL Would Have To Approve Any New Contract

BOSTON (CBS) – Aaron Hernandez was waived by the New England Patriots on Wednesday, and went unclaimed on Thursday.

That should come as no surprise, with Hernandez currently facing six charges — including the murder of Odin Lloyd.

If a team wants to sign the former Patriots tight end, the NFL released the following statement on Thursday outlining the conditions a team would have to follow:

“NFL clubs were advised today that if Aaron Hernandez enters into a player contract prior to the resolution of the charges pending against him, the contract will not be approved or take effect until Commissioner Roger Goodell holds a hearing,” the statement said. “The purpose of the hearing would be to determine whether Hernandez should be suspended or face other action prior to the charges being resolved.”

Related: Judge Denies Hernandez’ Bail Request

Hernandez had signed a  five-year, $37.5 million contract extension with the Patriots last season.

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