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The ties that bind Hernandez, Lloyd

Questions and grief abound as the story of these two men unfolds

Updated: July 3, 2013, 11:42 AM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

On a recent summer Sunday in inner-city Boston, Odin Lloyd dreamed about his future. He was at a cookout with Darryl Hodge, a friend he was so close to they called each other the Wolf Pack, a man who, like Lloyd, had boyhood hopes of playing in the NFL. But now here they were, years later, playing semipro football in empty old stadiums with beat-up bodies and paycheck-to-paycheck jobs.

Imagine, Lloyd told his friend, what life would be like if they could wake up every day doing something ...

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