As the Patriots prepare to finish their first season since 2010 without tight end Aaron Hernandez by playing in the AFC title game, the accused murderer (and suspect in two other killings) won’t be permitted to spectate.
“He’s not allowed to watch any TV,” Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said Friday, via the Associated Press. “As far as finding it out, if they hear an officer talking about it, they might find out that way. He could probably hear about it if some other inmate were to call home and he were to yell out.”
Hernandez remains in a “special management” classification, which keeps him in his cell 21 hours per day. When he’s not in his cell, Hernandez can’t interact with other inmates.
The Patriots have adapted very well to the absence of Hernandez, who was with the team throughout offseason workouts. His arrest came in the middle of June, after the voluntary program ended.