Embroiled in the investigation of the shooting death of a man near his Massachusetts home this week, New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez also is the subject of a lawsuit alleging he shot a man in February, according to court records.

Odin Lloyd, 27, was found dead Monday evening about a mile from Hernandez's home in North Attleborough, Mass.

Lloyd's body was discovered in a clearing not far from a vehicle that had been rented by Hernandez. Police, who have ruled the death a homicide, said Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez's girlfriend.

Police, who searched Hernandez's home Tuesday night, executed a search warrant Wednesday for that rental car.

Hernandez declined to speak to the media, while a Patriots spokesman said the team didn't anticipate commenting during the police investigation.

Lloyd's family said he was a semipro player for the Boston Bandits.

"My son is a wonderful child," Lloyd's tearful mother, Ursula Ward, said. "He hasn't done anything to hurt anyone."

Sports Illustrated reported Tuesday that Hernandez was not believed to be a suspect.

Meanwhile, attorney David Jaroslawicz told ESPN he represents Alexander Bradley, the man who claims he was shot by Hernandez after they argued upon leaving a Miami nightclub in February.

  • Veteran linebacker Desmond Bishop had a "good workout" with Minnesota, Vikings defensive coordinator Alan Williams said. The former Cal star was released by Green Bay on Monday.

  • Former New York Giants punter and radio analyst Dave Jennings died at his home in Upper Saddle, N.J. He was 61. Jennings had Parkinson's disease.

    Colleges

    Matt Boyd pitched a four-hitter, and Oregon State (52-12) made Jake Rodriguez's fourth-inning sacrifice fly stand for a 1-0 win over Indiana (49-16) in the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. The Beavers face Mississippi State on Friday needing to beat the Bulldogs twice to reach next week's finals.

  • The U.S. Naval Academy charged three midshipmen -- all current or former football players -- with sexually assaulting a female student at an off-campus house in April 2012. The academy did not identify the male students. The woman remains a student in good standing.

    NHL

    The Detroit Red Wings and city officials announced a $650 million plan for an 18,000-seat arena and downtown entertainment district. The Red Wings currently play in 32-year-old Joe Louis Arena. The proposal still needs to be approved by the City Council and a handful of agencies.

  • A source said forward Danny Briere was told Philadelphia intends to buy out the final two years of his contract. The move will shave $6.5 million off the Flyers' salary cap.

    Soccer

    Neymar had a goal and an assist to lift host Brazil (2-0) to a 2-0 win over Mexico (0-2) in Fortaleza and a spot in the semifinals of the eight-team Confederations Cup. Italy (2-0) rallied for a 4-3 win over Japan (0-2) for its semifinal spot.

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    The Associated Press contributed to this report.