Bristol County Sherriff Thomas Hodgson confirmed to NBC 10 News in Cranston, R.I. that former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was involved in a prison altercation on Tuesday.
TMZ first reported Tuesday afternoon that Hernandez “beat up the guy pretty good” after the inmate allegedly involved in jawing with Hernandez throughout the day.
Hodgson didn’t elaborate on the nature of the altercation.
Hernandez remains segregated from the remainder of the prison population but still was brought into close enough proximity with the inmate to get into a fight.
He said the two are being investigated by the Bristol County House of Corrections.