Yes, Aaron Hernandez officially now has enough legal issues to keep a midsize firm busy on a full-time basis.
Via multiple reports, the former Patriots tight end has been indicted on charges of assault, battery, and threats to do bodily harm. The indictment results from a February fight with an inmate in the Bristol County Jail. Hernandez got 30 days in isolation as a result of the incident.
The indictment means that a grand jury has concluded based on a one-sided presentation of evidence from prosecutors that enough evidence of guilt exists to support a conviction. Regardless of the eventual outcome, it’s the least of Hernandez’s problems, given that he’s current behind bars awaiting trial on charges that he murdered Odin Lloyd last June.
Hernandez also faces a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Lloyd’s estate, a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the estates of two men who were shot and killed in July 2012, a possible prosecution for the murder of those two men, and a lawsuit from a Florida man who claims Hernandez shot the man in the face in February 2013.