Sheriff: Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez in jailhouse fight

Posted at 12:15 PM, Feb 26, 2014
By Chris Boyette


(CNN) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was involved in an “altercation with another inmate” at the Bristol County House of Correction and Jail in Massachusetts, a county sheriff’s department spokesman said Wednesday.

Hernandez, 24, who is being held on first-degree murder and weapons charges in the shooting death last year of his friend Odin Lloyd, had the altercation with an unidentified inmate Tuesday, said Bernie Sullivan, a spokesman for the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office.

Sullivan said the incident was under investigation. Neither man was seriously injured.

Hernandez’s lawyer could not be reached for comment.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge.

Authorities have said that Hernandez and two other men picked Lloyd up from his Boston apartment in a rental car shortly before he was found shot to death on June 17.

Surveillance cameras then captured the rental car leaving the crime scene and Hernandez carrying a gun as he returned to his home minutes later.

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