By Scott Malone and Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez had no reason to kill the semiprofessional football player he is charged with murdering in 2013, but was targeted by law enforcement because of his fame, his attorneys argued on Thursday. The first of two murder trials that the one-time National Football League star faces this year opened in Massachusetts Superior Court in Fall River just days before his former team faces the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl in Phoenix, Arizona, 2,600 miles (4,184 kilometers) away. Prosecutors contend that Hernandez, 25, murdered Odin Lloyd in an industrial park near his North Attleborough, Massachusetts, home in June 2013, after a dispute regarding some people that Lloyd had spent time with at a nightclub, a charge that his lawyers vigorously opposed in their opening statements. "Aaron Hernandez is an innocent man," defense attorney Michael Fee told the jury.