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The starkly different worlds of Grove Hall and Gillette Stadium — one troubled by gangs and poverty, the other studded with football celebrity — intersected when Dorchester landscaper Odin Lloyd and Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez became acquainted.
The pair attended nightclubs together, hung out together, and even had relationships with sisters, according to accounts from Lloyd’s friends and others.
Lloyd, a 27-year-old amateur football player, apparently did not boast of his unlikely friendship with an NFL star, and its scope and depth remain a mystery. But that acquaintance ended at a North Attleborough industrial park where, authorities charged Wednesday, Hernandez fatally shot his friend June 17.