American football ace Aaron Hernandez has been arrested by cops probing the murder of a man near the star's home.

He was held by officers this week (beg24Jun13) after the body of former semi-professional footballer Odin Lloyd was discovered close to Hernandez's mansion in North Attleborough, Massachusetts earlier this month (Jun13).

Hernandez, who plays for New England Patriots, was still in custody as Wenn went to press but a report by editors at suggests he is due to be arraigned on an unknown charge later on Wednesday (26Jun13).