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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Aaron Hernandez identified as shooter in 2012 drive-by shooting; Richard Sherman threatens to ruin career of Seattle radio host

12.21.16 at 8:27 am ET

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— Aaron Hernandez returned to Suffolk County Superior Court on Tuesday for a pretrial hearing before his second murder trial and was identified by the survivor of a deadly 2012 drive-by shooting in Boston as the shooter in that incident.

Raychides Sanches, who was in a car he claims Hernandez targeted in the South End, said he was the passenger in a car that was stopped at a light when an SUV pulled up next to the car. He said someone in the SUV rolled down his window and said, “What’s up, negroes?” and started shooting.

According to Sanches, the bullets hit 29-year-old Daniel de Abreu and 28-year-old Safiro Furtado.

When asked in court who the shooter was, Sanches nodded at Hernandez and said, “Looked like him. Hernandez.”

Hernandez is facing two counts of murder in the deaths of Furtado and de Abreu. He already is serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.

Jury selection for this trial is set to begin on Feb. 13.

— During his media availability on Tuesday, Richard Sherman was caught on tape threatening to ruin the career of a Seattle radio host.

The exchange between Sherman and local radio host Jim Moore began when Moore asked Sherman about Sherman’s criticism of the Seahawks’ play calling during the game on Thursday, asking him if he thinks he had a “better handle” on the play calling than the coaching staff.

“No, I just had a, we had a prior experience [the Super Bowl] so we talked about it,” Sherman responded. “But let me guess — you have a better play to call. Let me guess, you have a better experience.”

Moore said no and Sherman said,“Then you should probably kind of stop.”

When Sherman was leaving the press room, he passed by Moore’s chair and said,“You don’t want to go there. You do not. I’ll ruin your career.”

After the exchange, Sherman tweeted a semi-apology for what he said.


  ICYMI: Los Angeles street artist Jonas Nevers has immortalized Craig Sager with a portrait of the late sideline reporter on the brick wall of the Melody Bar & Grill. The portrait is right alongside the one Nevers painted last year of Stuart Scott, who also died after a battle with cancer.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I did speak to him. He was very understanding, thankful. I thanked him for everything he did in the organization while with us. … Enjoyed his time here. He thought maybe it also was a spot where he gets a change of scenery, fresh opportunity. Not always a bad thing, as he mentioned. And that was basically it.” — Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski, on Clay Buchholz after trading him to the Phillies on Tuesday

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