The New England Patriots have advised their players not to comment on Aaron Hernandez's ongoing legal situation.

"I can't really comment," said Brandon Spikes. "I want to, but I can't."

Tim Tebow, who played with Hernandez at Florida and expected to become his teammate with the Patriots, described the situation as "heartbreaking."

"We've been advised not to talk about it," said Tebow.

Bill Belichick talked about Hernandez during his press conference on Thursday.