Tony Soprano. Walter White. Aaron Hernandez.
Guilty or innocent of murder and other alleged misdeeds, Hernandez could be the anti-hero of a compelling TV series in which ancillary cast members routinely gets involved in various predicaments. Like shootings.
The latest twist involves a man Hernandez allegedly shot in Florida last year. Via the Associated Press, Alexander Bradley was shot multiple times in the right thigh on Sunday night in Hartford, Connecticut. Bradley then allegedly returned fire outside the Vevo Lounge Bar & Grill.
“Evidence revealed there was a disturbance in the club that was pushed outside by staff,” Lt. Brian Foley said, via the AP. “At this point, Bradley was shot. Bradley went to a vehicle, got a gun, then shot up the front of the club.”
Some will suspect that Bradley was targeted by associates of Hernandez, given that Bradley has sued Hernandez for the shooting that happened last year — and that Hernandez has performed the legal equivalent of crying “uncle” by invoking the Fifth Amendment in response to the suit. If Bradley isn’t, you know, alive, he can’t testify against Hernandez in that case, or in any others.
For now, Bradley is expected to survive. It’ll be interesting to see what he says about who shot him this time. If he’s willing to say anything about it at all.