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Alleged Hernandez shooting victim says media attention has been “crazy”

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The man who lost an eye when he was shot earlier this year, allegedly by Aaron Hernandez, will tell his story to grand jurors on Wednesday.  On Tuesday, he told the Boston Globe how his life has changed in the past few weeks.

It’s been crazy, man, but I’m pretty good at hiding,” Alexander Bradley said regarding the media attention he has received.

Bradley was in court Tuesday on a separate drunk-driving charge.  The arrest came in late January, with Hernandez in the car.  According to the police report, he yelled out at one point, “Trooper, I’m Aaron Hernandez; it’s OK.”

On Wednesday, it won’t be OK for Hernandez, because Bradley will be explaining to those who eventually will indict Hernandez for the murder of Odin Lloyd that Hernandez previously put a bullet into Bradley, too.  But he won’t be telling his story to reporters.

“Whatever chance that I would say something, even a one-percent chance, went away when a photographer took a picture of my daughter,” Bradley said.

The effort to haul Bradley before grand jurors seems to be a little much, since the shooting of Bradley is unrelated to the Lloyd case — and since the nature of the grand jury process, with only the prosecution presenting evidence, almost inevitably results in any indictment the D.A. wants.  It could be that prosecutors are simply looking to test drive Bradley as a witness, in the event they attempt to use Bradley’s story as so-called 404(b) evidenced at trial.

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8 Responses to “Alleged Hernandez shooting victim says media attention has been “crazy””
  1. gclarke665 says: Jul 17, 2013 8:49 AM

    He’s only known as Bradley, like Cher and Madonna?

  2. mcwest1 says: Jul 17, 2013 9:29 AM

    “Bradley was in court Tuesday on a separate drunk-driving charge. The arrest came in late January, with Hernandez in the car. According to the police report, he yelled out at one point, “Trooper, I’m Aaron Hernandez; it’s OK.”

    Hernandez must’ve thought he was in Florida when he made that statement. Bradley was arrested, so I don’t think he had the pull with Boston police that he had with the Gainsville poice.

  3. mcwest1 says: Jul 17, 2013 9:31 AM

    “Bradley was in court Tuesday on a separate drunk-driving charge. The arrest came in late January, with Hernandez in the car. According to the police report, he yelled out at one point, “Trooper, I’m Aaron Hernandez; it’s OK.”

    Where and when did Hernandez achieve this sense of entitlement? It’s okay for someone to drive while intoxicated because Hernandez is a passenger in the car?

  4. patriotenvy says: Jul 17, 2013 10:17 AM

    Gotta love big time college sports. Mean while some kid who might find a cure for cancer was studying while he wroked his part time job as a night attendant at a gas station that gets held up often.

  5. mackcarrington says: Jul 17, 2013 11:02 AM

    Hernandez should have been the passenger in the car that Josh Brent was driving when he was drunk.

  6. brazzz01 says: Jul 17, 2013 2:02 PM

    I wonder what he thinks about Spygate.

    In all Patriots news, Spygate is the only thing that matters.

  7. surfinbird1 says: Jul 17, 2013 2:12 PM

    Alexander Bradley is a convicted drug dealer with quite a past. They want him to testify? Are they trying to help Hernandez?

  8. apkyletexas says: Jul 17, 2013 3:01 PM

    >“Trooper, I’m Aaron Hernandez; it’s OK.”

    Yeah, about that time I’d be diving behind the squad car and calling for backup. And a SWAT team. And maybe an Apache helicopter or two.

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