Hundreds of mourners honor 'class clown' Lloyd
Updated On: Jun 30 2013 12:40:30 AM CDT
Hundreds of friends joined relatives of Odin Lloyd on Saturday to remember the "class clown" and semi-pro football player who allegedly was killed by former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.
The Church of the Holy Spirit in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood couldn't hold all mourners, which included members of the Boston Bandits, who wore their jerseys and chanted Lloyd's name as his casket was placed inside the hearse, according to Yahoo!.
"Odin! Odin! Odin!" they chanted. As the hearse pulled away, teammates of the 27-year-old Lloyd walked away, tears streaming down their faces.
Lloyd's sister told the crowd, which was estimated at more than 500, about how her brother took pride in having "stinky feet" and owning worn out flip-flops.
He also did not have a car, Olivia Lloyd said. Odin would bike 20 miles to work and was devoted to his old-school Blackberry.
The reverend urged mourners not to "harbor resentment." Lloyd's teammates said they were hoping for closure.
One of his Bandit teammates, Wendell Delk said, "Players are not angry. We have no animosity. We just want closure."
Lloyd's bullet-riddled body was found on June 17 in an industrial park near Hernandez's home.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty and remains jailed along with two other men. The three have been arrested and face charges relating to Lloyd's execution-style death.
The Boston Globe has reported that police believe Hernandez might have killed Lloyd because he had information tying Hernandez to an unsolved double slaying that occurred in July 2012.
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