The Aaron Hernandez case has not been in the news much lately apart from procedural issues and as 2014 gets closer, so does a trial date for the star and in the latest update, the former New England Patriots tight end can stake the claim as one of the most searched sports names on Google in 2013 along with Adrian Peterson, Alex Rodriguez and Oscar Pistorius, but not Tim Tebow.
Hernandez made it onto the list in second place behind the South African Olympian and both athletes are accused of murder, with Pistorius having killed his girlfriend and Hernandez allegedly murdering associate Odin Lloyd. Tebow was listed as one of the most searched names on Bing, but he did not make the cut for Google, which had Hernandez, Pistorius as well as Adrian Peterson, Yankees 3b Alex Rodriguez and Louisville guard Kevin Ware, who gained attention after his scary injury in the NCAA Tournament.
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Rodriguez is dealing with a 200-game suspension from Major League Baseball, while Peterson was in the news multiple times for trade rumors as well as issues surrounding a child of his that was abused and was killed. The ESPN.com report on the searches says that the Boston Marathon was the most searched event after the bombing earlier this year and some of the other top names on the list included Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, while the riley Cooper racist video also made the cut along with Tony Romo and Russell Wilson.