Shortly after Aaron Hernandez was charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Odin Lloyd, TMZ shared an image on Twitter of the former New England Patriots tight end with a handgun that didn't do him any favors in the court of public opinion.

Citing an unnamed source, TMZ Sports reported that the photo seen below was taken in 2009 in Gainesville while Hernandez was a student at the University of Florida. The Patriots drafted Hernandez out of Florida in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Bristol County Assistant District Attorney William McCauley referenced the photo obtained by TMZ during a bail review hearing for Hernandez on Thursday. Bail was denied.

“There was a photo that was shown on the Internet of the defendant holding a Glock .45,” McCauley said during a hearing in Fall River, Mass. court, via ProFootballTalk. “That Glock — there’s good reason to believe the firearm that killed Mr. Lloyd was a Glock because the Glock has a rifling system that is different than most firearms.”

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Along with being charged with murder, Hernandez also faces five weapons count, according to The Associated Press. These charges were revealed during an arraignment on Wednesday, several hours after he was taken into police custody at his home in Attleborough, Mass.

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  • Aaron Hernandez

    Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has his handcuffs removed before a pretrial hearing in his murder trial in Bristol Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. Prosecutors argued during the hearing for Judge Susan Garsh to recuse herself alleging she and prosecutor William McCauley have a "history of antagonism" stemming from a 2010 murder trial. The motion was denied. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool)

  • Tanya Singleton

    Tanya Singleton, right, cousin of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, speaks with defense attorney Peter Parker during a bail hearing at Superior Court Thursday, Oct. 24, 2103, in Fall River, Mass. On Thursday, a judge set $15,000 cash bail for Singleton. She's been held without bail after pleading not guilty to criminal contempt and conspiracy to commit accessory after the fact. Prosecutors said she helped Hernandez's friend Ernest Wallace travel to Florida after the June killing of Odin Lloyd, and refused to testify before the grand jury in the case despite immunity. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in Lloyd's death. (AP Photo/Boston Herald, Dominick Reuter, Pool)

  • Tanya Singleton

    Tanya Singleton, cousin of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, appears for a bail hearing at Superior Court Thursday, Oct. 24, 2103, in Fall River, Mass. On Thursday, a judge set $15,000 cash bail for Singleton. She's been held without bail after pleading not guilty to criminal contempt and conspiracy to commit accessory after the fact. Prosecutors said she helped Hernandez's friend Ernest Wallace travel to Florida after the June killing of Odin Lloyd, and refused to testify before the grand jury in the case despite immunity. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in Lloyd's death. (AP Photo/Boston Herald, Dominick Reuter, Pool)

  • Tanya Singleton

    Tanya Singleton, seated, cousin of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, listens as defense attorney Peter Parker speaks during a bail hearing at Superior Court Thursday, Oct. 24, 2103, in Fall River, Mass. On Thursday, a judge set $15,000 cash bail for Singleton. She's been held without bail after pleading not guilty to criminal contempt and conspiracy to commit accessory after the fact. Prosecutors said she helped Hernandez's friend Ernest Wallace travel to Florida after the June killing of Odin Lloyd, and refused to testify before the grand jury in the case despite immunity. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in Lloyd's death. (AP Photo/Boston Herald, Dominick Reuter, Pool)

  • Roger Michel

    Prosecutor Roger Michel argues his motion to have Judge Susan Garsh recuse herself from the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in Bristol Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. Prosecutors argued during the hearing for Judge Susan Garsh to recuse herself alleging she and prosecutor William McCauley have a "history of antagonism" stemming from a 2010 murder trial. The motion was denied. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool)

  • Aaron Hernandez

    Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez smiles during a pretrial hearing in his murder trial in Bristol Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. Prosecutors argued during the hearing for Judge Susan Garsh to recuse herself alleging she and prosecutor William McCauley have a "history of antagonism" stemming from a 2010 murder trial. The motion was denied. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool)

  • Aaron Hernandez, James Sultan, Michael Fee

    Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, center, sits with his attorneys James Sultan, left, and Michael Fee in Bristol Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. Prosecutors argued during the hearing for Judge Susan Garsh to recuse herself alleging she and prosecutor William McCauley have a "history of antagonism" stemming from a 2010 murder trial. The motion was denied. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool)

  • William McCauley

    Prosecutor William McCauley listens as his motion to have Judge Susan Garsh recuse herself from the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is denied in Bristol Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. McCauley claims he and Garsh have a "history of antagonism" stemming from a 2010 murder trial. The motion was denied. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool)

  • Aaron Hernandez

    Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is brought into Bristol Superior Court before a hearing in Fall River, Mass., Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. Prosecutors argued during the hearing for Judge Susan Garsh to recuse herself alleging she and prosecutor William McCauley have a "history of antagonism" stemming from a 2010 murder trial. The motion was denied. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool)

  • Aaron Hernandez, William McCauley

    Prosecutor William McCauley, right, argues his motion to have Judge Susan Garsh recuse herself from the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, left, in Bristol Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. McCauley claims he and Garsh have a "history of antagonism" stemming from a 2010 murder trial. The motion was denied. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool)

  • Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez is handcuffed during a pretrial court hearing in Fall River, Mass. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Hernandez was indicted in August in the killing of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player from Boston who was dating the sister of Hernandez's girlfriend. He has pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool)

  • Judge Susan Harsh speaks during a pretrial court hearing for Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez in Fall River, Mass. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Hernandez was indicted in August in the killing of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player from Boston who was dating the sister of Hernandez's girlfriend. He has pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool)

  • Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez attends a pretrial court hearing in Fall River, Mass. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Hernandez was indicted in August in the killing of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player from Boston who was dating the sister of Hernandez's girlfriend. He has pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool)

  • Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, right, confers with defense attorneys Michael Fee, left, and Charles Rankin during a pretrial court hearing in Fall River, Mass. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Hernandez was indicted in August in the killing of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player from Boston who was dating the sister of Hernandez's girlfriend. He has pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool)

  • Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez attends a pretrial court hearing in Fall River, Mass. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Hernandez was indicted in August in the killing of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player from Boston who was dating the sister of Hernandez's girlfriend. He has pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool)

  • Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez confers with his attorneys during a pretrial court hearing in Fall River, Mass. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Hernandez was indicted in August in the killing of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player from Boston who was dating the sister of Hernandez's girlfriend. He has pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool)

  • Alexander Bradley

    Attorney Robert Pickering, left, addresses the court for his client, Alexander Bradley, right during a court appearance at Hartford Superior Court on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 in Hartford, Conn. Bradley was directed to testify Tuesday before a Massachusetts grand jury in a double homicide investigation that has been linked to former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez. A fugitive warrant was issued for Bradley last month when he did not appear for a hearing related to that case. Bradley was ordered held on $250,000 bond. (AP Photo/The Hartford Courant, Richard Messina, Pool)

  • Alexander Bradley

    Alexander Bradley, right talks with his attorney Robert Pickering, left, during a court appearance at Hartford Superior Court on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 in Hartford, Conn. Bradley was directed to testify Tuesday before a Massachusetts grand jury in a double homicide investigation that has been linked to former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez. A fugitive warrant was issued for Bradley last month when he did not appear for a hearing related to that case. Bradley was ordered held on $250,000 bond. (AP Photo/The Hartford Courant, Richard Messina, Pool)

  • Alexander Bradley

    Alexander Bradley appears in Hartford Superior Court with his lawyer on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 in Hartford, Conn. Bradley was directed to testify Tuesday before a Massachusetts grand jury in a double homicide investigation that has been linked to former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez. A fugitive warrant was issued for Bradley last month when he did not appear for a hearing related to that case. Bradley was ordered held on $250,000 bond. (AP Photo/The Hartford Courant, Richard Messina, Pool)

  • Alexander Bradley

    This undated combination photo provided by the Hartford Police Department shows Alexander Bradley, a fugitive with ties to former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez. Bradley was taken into custody in Connecticut on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, authorities said. (AP Photo/Hartford Police Department)

  • Aaron Hernandez

    FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2013 file photo, Shayanna Jenkins, fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, sits in superior court during arraignment for Hernandez in Fall River, Mass. A Massachusetts prosecutor said Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, that a grand jury indicted Jenkins on a single count of perjury in relation to the investigation into the June 17 killing of Odin Lloyd. Lloyd had been dating Jenkins' sister. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in Lloyd's death and is being held without bail. (AP Photo/ The Boston Globe, Jonathan Wiggs, Pool, File )

  • Tanya Singleton, center, and her attorney Peter Parker, are seen in Fall River Superior Court Monday morning, Sept. 30, 2013. Singleton, a cousin of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez pleaded not guilty to a conspiracy charge for her alleged actions following the killing of Hernandez's friend. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, George Rizer, Pool)

  • Ernest Wallace

    Ernest Wallace, an associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, appears in Bristol Superior Court waiting for the judge to appear on a bail hearing on a charge of accessory to murder after the fact in the death of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd in Fall River, Mass., Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. A cash bail of $500,000 was set for Wallace. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

  • Ernest Wallace

    Ernest Wallace, right, an associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, talks with his attorney David Meier during an appearance in Bristol Superior Court for a bail hearing on a charge of accessory to murder after the fact in the death of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd in Fall River, Mass., Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. A cash bail of $500,000 was set for Wallace. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

  • Ernest Wallace

    Ernest Wallace, left, an associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, looks toward his attorneys as he appears in Bristol Superior Court for a bail hearing on a charge of accessory to murder after the fact in the death of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd in Fall River, Mass., Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. A cash bail of $500,000 was set for Wallace. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

  • Ernest Wallace of Bristol, Conn., center, an associate of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, stands beside his attorney David Meier, left, during his arraignment in Superior Court Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Fall River, Mass. Wallace pleaded not guilty to an accessory to murder charge in connection with the death of Odin Lloyd, 27, whose body was found in North Attleborough, Mass., about a mile from Hernandez’s home. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

  • A house owned by the uncle of former New England Patriot's Aaron Hernandez, is seen,Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 in Bristol, Conn. A group of people who all have ties to a small blue cape-style home in Bristol have become central figures in the investigations linking former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez to two murder cases. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

  • A man rides a bicycle by a house owned by the uncle of former New England Patriot's Aaron Hernandez, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 in Bristol, Conn. A group of people who all have ties to a small blue cape-style home in Bristol have become central figures in the investigations linking former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez to two murder cases. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

  • A house owned by the uncle of former New England Patriot's Aaron Hernandez, is seen, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 in Bristol, Conn. A group of people who all have ties to a small blue cape-style home in Bristol have become central figures in the investigations linking former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez to two murder cases. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

  • Aaron Hernandez

    Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, stands, during his arraignment in superior court Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez faces a murder charge in the death of Odin Lloyd, 27, whose body was found by a jogger on June 17 in an industrial park in North Attleborough, Mass., about a mile from Hernandez’s home. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Jonathan Wiggs, Pool)

  • Aaron Hernandez

    Ursula Ward, right, mother of murder victim Odin Lloyd, cries during the arraignment of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in superior court Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez faces a murder charge in the death of Odin Lloyd, 27, whose body was found by a jogger on June 17, in an industrial park in North Attleborough, Mass., about a mile from Hernandez’s home. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Jonathan Wiggs, Pool)

  • Aaron Hernandez

    People attend the arraignment of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, including his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, center, in superior court Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez faces a murder charge in the death of Odin Lloyd, 27, whose body was found by a jogger on June 17, in an industrial park in North Attleborough, Mass., about a mile from Hernandez’s home. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Jonathan Wiggs, Pool)

  • Aaron Hernandez

    Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, right, listens to his lawyer, Michael Fee, left, during his arraignment in superior court Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez faces a murder charge in the death of Odin Lloyd, 27, whose body was found by a jogger on June 17 in an industrial park in North Attleborough, Mass., about a mile from Hernandez’s home. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Jonathan Wiggs, Pool)

  • FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2013, file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, is lead into court in Attleboro, Mass. Hernandez, who has been indicted on a murder charge in the killing of Odin Lloyd, is scheduled to face arraignment in Superior Court Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 in Fall River, Mass. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)

  • Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez sits during a brief hearing in district court on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in Attleboro, Mass. Hernandez was indicted on a murder charge last week in the killing of Odin Lloyd. He pleaded not guilty to murder in district court in June. (AP photo/ The Sun Chronicle, Mike George, Pool)

  • Ernest Wallace

    Ernest Wallace, of Miramar, Fla., center, wears chains as he is escorted by a court officer, right, while departing Attleboro District Court, in Attleboro, Mass., Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. The district court case against the associate of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been continued. Police have said Wallace and another man were with Hernandez at the time 27-year-old Odin Lloyd was killed. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

  • Ernest Wallace

    Ernest Wallace, of Miramar, Fla., left, wears chains as he is escorted by a court officer, right, while departing Attleboro District Court, in Attleboro, Mass., Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. The district court case against the associate of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been continued. Police have said Wallace and another man were with Hernandez at the time 27-year-old Odin Lloyd was killed. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

  • Ernest Wallace

    FILE - In this July 26, 2013 file pool photo, Ernest Wallace stands during a hearing in district court in Attleboro, Mass. On Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, Wallace waived his right to appear at a probably cause hearing in the Attleboro court. Prosecutors said Wallace was with former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez on the night Hernandez's friend Odin Lloyd was shot to death. Hernandez has been charged with Lloyd's murder. Wallace was indicted Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 on a charge of being an accessory to murder after the fact. (AP Photo/Ted Fitzgerald, Pool, File)

  • Tanya Singleton

    Tanya Singleton, a cousin of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, is escorted into Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 where she pleaded not guilty on a contempt charge for allegedly refusing to testify before the grand jury that indicted Hernandez in the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Boston Globe,George Rizer, Pool)

  • Tanya Singleton

    Tanya Singleton, a cousin of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, is escorted into Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 where she pleaded not guilty on a contempt charge for allegedly refusing to testify before the grand jury that indicted Hernandez in the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Boston Globe,George Rizer, Pool)

  • A women wearing a button with a picture of Odin Lloyd listens during court proceedings for former New England Patriot football player Aaron Hernandez, in Attleboro, Mass., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. Hernandez was indicted Thursday on first-degree murder and weapons charges in the death of a friend whose bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park about a mile from the ex-player's home. The six-count grand jury indictment charges Hernandez with killing 27-year-old Lloyd, a semi-professional football player from Boston who was dating the sister of Hernandez's girlfriend. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

  • Former New England Patriot football player Aaron Hernandez, listens to procedings in a court in Attleboro, Mass., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. Hernandez was indicted on first-degree murder and weapons charges in the death of a friend whose bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park about a mile from the ex-player's home. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

  • Aaron Hernandez

    FILE - In this Wednesday, July 24, 2013 file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football tight end Aaron Hernandez appears during a probable cause hearing at Attleboro District Court, in Attleboro, Mass. Hernandez was indicted Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, on a first-degree murder charge in the death of a friend whose bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park about a mile from the ex-player's home. (AP Photo/Bizuayehu Tesfaye, File)

  • Aaron Hernandez Court Appearance

    NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA - AUGUST 22: Aaron Hernandez sits in the courtroom of the Attleboro District Court during his hearing on August 22, 2013 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of Odin Lloyd. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

  • Aaron Hernandez Court Appearance

    NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA - AUGUST 22: Aaron Hernandez sits in the courtroom of the Attleboro District Court during his hearing on August 22, 2013 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of Odin Lloyd. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

  • Aaron Hernandez Court Appearance

    NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA - AUGUST 22: Aaron Hernandez is escorted into the courtroom of the Attleboro District Court for his hearing on August 22, 2013 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of Odin Lloyd. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

  • Aaron Hernandez Court Appearance

    NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA - AUGUST 22: Aaron Hernandez sits in the courtroom of the Attleboro District Court during his hearing on August 22, 2013 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of Odin Lloyd. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

  • Aaron Hernandez Court Appearance

    NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA - AUGUST 22: Aaron Hernandez is escorted into the courtroom of the Attleboro District Court for his hearing on August 22, 2013 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of Odin Lloyd. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

  • Aaron Hernandez Court Appearance

    NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA - AUGUST 22: Aaron Hernandez is escorted into Attleboro District Court prior to his hearing on August 22, 2013 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of Odin Lloyd. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

  • This black and white photo taken from former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez's home surveillance system in North Attleborough, Mass., and released in documents by the Attleboro District Court Thursday, July 25, 2013, shows Hernandez holding what authorities said appears to be a gun, shortly after Odin Lloyd was shot to death on June 17. Hernandez pleaded not guilty to murder in Lloyd's death. (AP Photo/Attleboro District Court) AP PROVIDES ACCESS TO THIS HANDOUT PHOTO TO BE USED SOLELY TO ILLUSTRATE NEWS REPORTING OR COMMENTARY ON THE FACTS OR EVENTS DEPICTED IN THIS IMAGE. ARCHIVE OUT; PUBLIC OUT; ONE TIME USE ONLY

  • This photo taken from former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's home surveillance system in North Attleborough, Mass., and released in documents by Attleboro District Court on July 9, 2013, as one in a series of images authorities said show Hernandez at home with what appears to be a gun, shortly after Odin Lloyd was shot to death on June 17. Hernandez pleaded not guilty to murder in Lloyd's death. (AP Photo/Attleboro District Court)