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Aaron Hernandez reportedly attacked another inmate

Aaron HernandezAaron Hernandez has managed to keep a relatively low profile since he was arrested and sent to Bristol County House of Corrections over the summer, but that changed on Tuesday when TMZ reported that Hernandez attacked a fellow inmate.

Hernandez, who has been kept in solitary confinement while behind bars, was apparently allowed to walk down an isolated hallway at some point on Tuesday. TMZ’s sources say he somehow came in contact with another inmate during that time and decided to attack him. Hernandez reportedly beat up the other prisoner “pretty badly.”

Hernandez and the other inmate are said to have been “beefing” all day long, with the victim harassing Hernandez nonstop and angering him.

The story is bizarre given how adamant officials have allegedly been about keeping Hernandez separated from other inmates. He was not even allowed to watch the Patriots games during the playoffs because that would require watching TV with his peers.

There’s likely more to the story, and we’ll pass it along when we get it.

Police believe Aaron Hernandez may have been shooter in 2012 double murder

Aaron HernandezAs former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez awaits trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd, investigators may be in the process of building a case against him for an entirely separate crime. Back in July, we learned that prosecutors were pushing to charge Hernandez for a double murder that took place outside a Boston nightclub in 2012. Court documents that were released on Thursday confirmed that.

According to Wesley Lowery of the Boston Globe, new court documents show that investigators have been making an effort to link Hernandez to the 2012 double murder. They even wrote that there is “probable cause to believe that Aaron Hernandez was operating the suspect vehicle used in the shooting homicides of Daniel Abreau and Safiro Furtado, and may have been the shooter.”

Shortly after Hernandez was arrested and charged with the murder of Lloyd, a silver SUV that may have been linked to the 2012 murders was seized from his uncle’s home in Bristol, Conn. A search warrant affidavit that was unsealed by a Connecticut judge on Thursday showed that police sought to search and analyze that vehicle. Investigators were hoping to find gunshot residue and a duffle bag that they believed contained the clothes Hernandez was seen on a surveillance camera wearing the night of the shooting.

A few months ago, surveillance footage that was recovered reportedly showed Hernandez inside a club with the murder victims just hours before they were killed. The murder weapon that was used was also reportedly found in the car of a woman from Hernandez’s hometown who was involved in a car crash back in June.

The new documents released Thursday also noted that a firearm was found in the Bristol home where the silver SUV was being stored, though it is unclear if the gun had any connection to Lloyd’s murder or the 2012 double murder.

While we still don’t have many answers, it seems pretty clear that Hernandez has more to worry about than his alleged involvement with Lloyd’s murder.

Aaron Hernandez not allowed to watch any Patriots games in jail

Aaron HernandezIf Aaron Hernandez is interested in finding out how his former team is faring in its quest for a Super Bowl trophy, he will have to learn via word of mouth. The general population at the Bristol County House of Correction was allowed to watch one hour of the AFC Divisional Round playoff game between the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Hernandez was not allowed to watch any.

Bristol Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson reminded the Boston Herald on Monday that Hernandez is housed in a special-management unit because he is a high-profile inmate. As a result, he is confined to his cell for 21 hours a day and not permitted to watch any television. No inmates get private TV time, and Hernandez is not allowed to be around other inmates.

“It’s jail,” Hodgson said, noting that Hernandez has requested to watch TV before and been denied. “It’s all about standards and sending a message.”

Hernandez is placed in an outdoor 12-foot by 8-foot enclosure three times a day for one hour. There is no equipment in the enclosure, so it’s basically just an opportunity to get some fresh air before he goes back to the cell.

It sounds like the 24-year-old’s former teammates are having a lot more fun than he is at the moment.

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Aaron Hernandez sued for wrongful death by family of Odin Lloyd

Aaron HernandezThe family of Odin Lloyd, the man who Aaron Hernandez has been charged with killing, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the former New England Patriots tight end. Hernandez is currently being held without bail after pleading not guilty to murder.

According to documents obtained by The Herald News in Fall River, Mass., the lawsuit alleges Hernandez “maliciously, willfully, wantonly, recklessly or by gross negligence caused Odin Lloyd to suffer personal injuries that directly resulted in his death.” The lawsuit does not specify how much the Lloyd family is seeking in compensatory and punitive damages, though it is believed the number exceeds the value of Hernandez’s $1.25 million home.

In other words, the Lloyd family is alleging that Hernandez’s behavior in some way resulted in the death of Odin Lloyd, whether the 24-year-old pulled the trigger or not. The family is also seeking a court order to block the Patriots from paying the roughly $3 million of Hernandez’s contract that he believes he is still owed, as well as a real estate attachment up to $5 million on Hernandez’s home that would prevent him from placing it beyond the court’s reach if damages are awarded.

Prosecutors have previously claimed that Hernandez orchestrated the June 17 shooting of Lloyd. The filing includes a search warrant affidavit that details the Lloyd murder investigation.

In related news, police are currently investigating the death of another woman with ties to Hernandez. A woman from Hernandez’s hometown of Bristol, Conn. named Tabitha Perry was found dead on Monday. She is the same woman who survived a car crash in June that killed Thaddeus Singleton III, another associate of Hernandez. In August, Hernandez’s uncle Robert Valentine died in a moped crash.

The first two incidents were ruled as accidents and police reportedly do not suspect any suspicious activity at this point in their investigation of Perry’s death.

Aaron Hernandez reportedly letting other inmates respond to his female fan mail

Aaron HernandezFormer New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been receiving a lot of fan mail since he was charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd and sent to jail. Being the generous and kind-hearted guy that he is, the 24-year-old has decided to share the wealth.

TMZ has obtained some letters that were sent to a woman as responses to a letter she sent Hernandez at the Bristol County House of Corrections. The responses were not from the former NFL star. Instead, the young lady says she received replies from some of Hernandez’s “roommates” named John and Rondo. Here are some samples from the letters, which can be seen in their entirety here.

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Mike Pouncey testifies before grand jury in Aaron Hernandez case

Mike-Pouncey-DolphinsMiami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey reportedly missed practice on Wednesday to travel to Massachusetts so he could testify before a grand jury in the Aaron Hernandez murder case. The Palm Beach Post noted that Pouncey was absent and listed as “non-injury” on the team’s Wednesday practice report.

The Dolphins are set to take on the New England Patriots on Sunday in what is virtually a must-win for Miami if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive. Instead of practicing with his teammates, Pouncey was likely answering a number of questions about his friendship with Hernandez that dates back to their playing days at the University of Florida.

As we know, Hernandez is currently in jail awaiting trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd. Pouncey and his twin brother Maurkice were photographed wearing ‘Free Hernandez’ hats shortly after Hernandez was arrested and charged with murder. Maurkice later apologized for wearing the hat, but Mike avoided the subject.

It is unclear what information investigators sought from Pouncey, as Hernandez is awaiting trial for the murder of Lloyd and prosecutors have also reportedly been pushing for him to be charged for his possible involvement in a drive-by shooting that left two dead in 2012. The fact that Pouncey was called to testify does not mean he did anything wrong. A previous report indicated that he may be asked about potential interstate gun trafficking by Hernandez.

Aaron Hernandez reportedly being investigated for secretly passing notes to other inmates

Aaron HernandezAaron Hernandez is reportedly being investigated for something we have probably all gotten in trouble for doing in grade school — passing notes. According to TMZ, officials at the Bristol County House of Corrections are trying to determine if Hernandez has been passing secret messages to other inmates, which is not allowed.

TMZ reported on Tuesday that one of Hernandez’s fellow inmates was caught trying to steal Aaron’s jail ID badge. Jail officials say an inmate would receive no in-house advantage by using another inmates badge, so there was speculation that the person who stole it may have been looking to somehow sell it for a profit. As it turns out, the guy who stole the ID badge is reportedly the person Hernandez was sending messages to.

Hernandez apparently gave a copy of a book called “Bad Boy Brawly Brown” to the inmate who stole his badge and wrote a note inside of it. The handwriting, TMZ says, matched the penmanship of the previous letter Hernandez wrote from jail. Was Hernandez angry at the guy for stealing from him? Not exactly.

“I heard you are the one that tried to steal my ID!” Hernandez reportedly wrote. “That’s crazy LOL!”

He then went into more of the same narrative about how he is innocent and can’t wait to have his day in court and play football again soon. There could supposedly be “severe consequences” if it is determined that Hernandez was passing secret notes to inmates. Maybe they’ll keep him after school or make him write “I will note pass notes in jail” on the chalk board.