NFL Roundups: Court impounds Hernandez records

The Sports Xchange
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After a week of repeated visits to the North Attleborough, Mass., home and neighborhood of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, local officials posted a notice at the courthouse on Tuesday saying all records have been "impounded by the order of the court."
That would include any information on evidence and the contents of search warrants.
Hernandez has been the target of scrutiny in the shooting death of 27-year old semi-pro football player and friend, Odin Lloyd, whose body was found a week ago about a quarter-mile from Hernandez's home.
A law enforcement official told CNN late Monday that "there is no arrest warrant. It wasn't true last week and it isn't true today."

---Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew avoided charges in connection with an alleged Memorial Day weekend bar fight when he was accused of punching a bouncer.
The Florida state attorney's office announced Tuesday that not enough evidence existed to charge Jones-Drew with simple battery.
In a brief news conference earlier this month, Jones-Drew declined to answer any questions or offer any details about what happened at last month's altercation.
Jones-Drew's agent, Adisa Bakari, disputed a police report and said his client wasn't involved in a fight with a bouncer at the Conch House on May 26. Gregory Anderson, the lawyer for bouncer Kasim Howard, called the "unprovoked."

---The Dallas Cowboys and defensive end Anthony Spencer have broken off talks on a long-term contract extension, resigning themselves to Spencer playing for the $10.627 million franchise tag this season.
The Cowboys had until July 15 to work out a long-term deal with Spencer, per league rules.
Spencer will most certainly get a long-term deal next spring in Dallas or elsewhere as the Cowboys will not put a franchise tag on him for a third straight year, guaranteeing him roughly $15.2 million in 2014.