Assault charges to be pursued against Aaron Hernandez

AP

It’s time to add a line to Aaron Hernandez’ rap sheet.

According to multiple reports, the former Patriots tight end will be charged with simple assault for a jailhouse altercation with an inmate last week.  The two men reportedly encountered each other at a time when Hernandez should have been encountering no one, and Hernandez proceeded to allegedly pummel the other inmate while the other inmate was restrained by handcuffs

Hernandez is being held without bail for the alleged murder of Odin Lloyd.  Hernandez also remains under investigation for the 2012 shooting deaths of Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado.  The families of all three victims have sued Hernandez for wrongful death.

Hernandez likewise has been sued by a man who claims Hernandez shot him in February 2013, and Hernandez undoubtedly will face a lawsuit from the inmate he allegedly beat up.  The inmate will likely sue the jail for negligence in giving Hernandez the opportunity to beat up the inmate.

69 responses to “Assault charges to be pursued against Aaron Hernandez

  1. The things that happen when you have money. Your average guy doesn’t get sued for jail house scuffles.

  2. Considering the charges he already has on his plate this would be the equivelant of getting a jaywalking ticket.

  3. The guards involved should have been fired already. There is close to a 0% chance it was an accident.

  4. I’m sure he just views it as another boost to his cred. This guy’s mind was in prison mode long before he was ever arrested for anything.

  5. Ironically, even though he’s likely guilty as can be, that might be the only charge they can muster up enough hard evidence to convict him on.

  6. They’re trying everything to convict this guy of something. As stated, the prison staff screwed up by just giving Hernandez that oppotunity. Charge doesn’t stick. I have no doubt he’s a murderer, but he’s gonna walk on those charges. They got nuthin’. They’ll get him for 12-15 on the gun charges but that’s it.

  7. He’s innocent give it a rest. Simple assault. An f’n misdemeanor! The case is weak and there is no evidence! Gmen need a TE free the man already.

  8. FinFan68 says:
    Mar 6, 2014 6:43 PM
    The guards involved should have been fired already. There is close to a 0% chance it was an accident.
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    I’ve had family that have done hard time, it’s almost NEVER an accident, especially these days. While there are still good guards out there a lot of them view inmates like animals, their own little personal play things that they can use and manipulate for giggles.

  9. Ridiculous selective prosecution. Thousands of prisoners get raped everyday but I have never seen anyone charged. I guess they’re too busy with simple assault complaints.

  10. sounds like hernandez was set up by the prison to have a simple assault charge added to his “body of work.”

    this guy’s commitment to the street life / gangsta lifestyle — when he could have focused on being brady’s top receiver, best TE in football and a very wealthy pro athlete — is mind-boggling.

    his mother certainly raised a moron.

  11. When you’re being charged with capital murder, assault charges seem like a bit of overkill.

  12. The allegedly pummeled victim probably has a much better chance of winning a lawsuit against Hernandez than winning a lawsuit against the jail.

    However, he’ll likely get just as much money from Hernandez as he would get against the jail…which is another way of saying “none”.

  13. Go ahead and sue…lol..lawyers 1st in line…and they’ll soak up all his bank accounts even if ALOT of it goes to a slush fund for him to have when he gets out.

    Patriots won’t give him a dime….and they shouldn’t.

    Be careful though…How many potential witnesses have been killed????…This guys play for keeps in a way that’d make any mobster look like a sissy.

    He is going to walk out …soon…and anyone potentially preventing that is going to get murdered.

  14. So it’s common to have inmates beside each other without guards, after there’s was talk of them taunting each other? And it just so happens the guy who wasn’t cuffed was the millionaire? Go figure.

    My guess is it went like this; Hey Opie, if you handcuff Billy and accidentally let me out I’ll give you a grand. Well gee Pa, okay…

    I’m ready for the report where Hernandez is cuffed and he gets all Shawshank Redemptioned, I hear they like it when you fight back.

  15. Still impressed by how the Patriots cut this guy loose. Had some other issues during the season, but nothing because of this guy’s distraction. The Dolphins can’t even do a scandal right.

  16. wow… at least make it fair fight. pummel someone while the other person was handcuffed? that’s low man.

  17. Say what you want about Hernandez but the dude is a bonafide

    BADASS!

    Dumb but still.

  18. Even if he some how gets off mirder, the gun charges are undeniable and will get hard time for that alone

  19. I’m dying to know the name of the other combatant. All of Aaron’s other alleged victims have such colorful names. Will he only ever be known as #24631879?

  20. If the deputies are going to do a little “jailhouse justice” i.e. leaving a guy where he shouldn’t be because he’d been over yapping then leave it alone. Don’t setup a fight and then charge them after.

  21. “Say what you want about Hernandez but the dude is a bonafide

    BADASS!

    Dumb but still.”

    Ummm…wouldn’t that make him a bonafide

    DUMBASS!?

  22. I love the Pat’s, but I thought this was classic
    ✦ Pittsburgh is the City of Champions ✦ says:
    Mar 6, 2014 6:52 PM
    The Patriot Way. What? Someone had to say it.

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  23. I love the Pat’s, but even I thought this was classic
    ✦ Pittsburgh is the City of Champions ✦ says:
    Mar 6, 2014 6:52 PM
    The Patriot Way. What? Someone had to say it.

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  24. Belichick and Kraft probably chuckled when they read the report of the alleged pummeling. With a Security Director and his team of employees, how could they have not been aware of Aaron’s other life? Patriots escaped closer scrutiny from the NFL, but the question remains what the Patriots knew about Aaron’s life before the alleged shooting. Even Gronk used to publicly joke that he was the good boy on the team and it would draw a lot of laughs, but he was actually being honest.

  25. As somebody that done “hard time”(all time is hard you morons) some of the comments are hilarious. You guys have zero clue what goes on inside. OZ is not representative of real life.

  26. @thevikesarebest:
    Two words: love boat

    Four more words: Randy Moss Traffic Cop

    Don’t act like the Vikes have always been model citizens

  27. Lol Hernandez fell for this inmates ploy hook line and sinker.

    Talk smack to him all day, then when he takes a swing, sue him for whatevers left

  28. And that inmate who might sue the jail might wind up “hanging himself” in his cell one day out of the clear blue with a lovely little letter that ties everything up and explains how emotionally distraught he was.

    Really, how does a guy wind up getting handcuffed with nobody else around so that a person who isn’t supposed to have access to him can go and beat the crap out of him? Crooked guards? You think they want that kind of stuff to get out?

  29. NFL Rule 12-“It is a foul if a player initiates unnecessary contact against a player who is in a defenseless posture.” I think being handcuffed qualifies. 15 yards and a first down

  30. Tiger Woods is pursuing Jack Nicklaus’ career record for Major wins.

    Aaron Hernandez is pursuing Jack the Ripper’s career record for major felonies.

    I think it’s time for some serious research on who is on the all-time top 10 Athlete/Felon list. Since we won’t get that, how about replying to this post with your nominees?

    Let the NAMES begin!

  31. In no particular order, we can start with OJ, Carruth, Sharper and Dykstra.

    Ray Lewis was not convicted, so he only gets Honorable Mention – and maybe a Ford Frick asterisk (Google it).

  32. As somebody that done “hard time”(all time is hard you morons) some of the comments are hilarious. You guys have zero clue what goes on inside. OZ is not representative of real life.
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    Ewww are we supposed to be impressed that a piece of garbage like you went to jail ? You commited a crime against an innocent person stupid, stop bragging.

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