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Hawkeye assistant is brother of embattled Patriots tight end Hernandez

[ 0 ] June 25, 2013 |

New England tight end Aaron Hernandez, who has been embroiled in the homicide investigation of a semi-pro football player, is the brother of Iowa graduate assistant and tight ends coach DJ Hernandez.

Asked  Tuesday how DJ Hernandez, in his first year at Iowa,  was holding up during the investigation, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said, “He’s fine.”

Asked if DJ Hernandez asked for time off,  Ferentz said, “No, he was here working last week like everybody and he’s doing fine.”

Police are investigating the June 17 murder of Odin Lloyd, a friend of Aaron Hernandez.Two search warrants have been executed on the home of Aaron Hernandez as part of the investigation.
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Shaull improving. Redshirt freshman linebacker Dalton Shaull continues to improve from injuries he suffered when the moped he was driving rear-ended a car in Iowa City earlier this month.

“It’s a miracle on one hand,” Ferentz said. “I think everyone feels fortunate.”

New backup punter. Jonny Mullings, who never saw action in three seasons at Iowa, has decided to leave the team but will remain in school, Ferentz said. Marshall Koehn, a sophomore from Solon, will now back up Connor Kornbrath.

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Category: Iowa Hawkeyes Football

About Rick Brown: Rick Brown covers men's basketball for The Des Moines Register and Hawk Central. He's married and the father of two. He also covers golf for the Register. View author profile.

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