On one hand Hernandez’s lawyer is correct.
New age media (myself included), will report information as we get it. Sometimes that information is from “sources”, some sources are better than others. Sometimes those sources are incorrect. The best that can be done is to make sure the reader or viewer knows the difference between factual information and speculation.
On the other hand, Hernandez’s lawyer is trying to deflect attention from what we do know. We know that Hernandez was in a car with three friends and only two of those friends came back alive. The other one got a bullet in his head.
We know Hernandez tried to destroy evidence, so it isn’t like his fingernails aren’t dirty in this situation. But, a good lawyer, wants you to believe he is being railroaded and that is why he came out with this statement.