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Dispute over Patriots’ Hernandez records resolved

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The lawyers representing former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez wanted to get a wide variety of documents from the team.  The team didn’t want to surrender certain things. A middle ground has been identified.

According to the Associated Press, attorney Michael Fee said in court on Tuesday that the dispute has been resolved.  Lawyers for both Hernandez and the Patriots declined comment.

The Patriots previously had agreed to surrender 317 pages of personnel records, but the team refused to produce a scouting report and a one-page summary of Hernandez’s pre-draft psychological assessment.

Hernandez’s lawyers have argued that the documents may contain critical information about Hernandez’s state of mind, which could be a hint that the lawyers are exploring the possibility of using some type of insanity-based defense as an alternative to arguing that Hernandez didn’t kill Odin Lloyd.

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46 Responses to “Dispute over Patriots’ Hernandez records resolved”
  1. whenwilliteverend says: Jul 22, 2014 3:26 PM

    Ha! That’s a big surprise! Let’s see….you’re guilty so let’s plead insanity so you can get away with it. This is just starting to get interesting…and humorous. What a putz. He’s a big tough guy but now that he’s been caught he doesn’t want to be a tough guy now.

  2. thefootballgodssay says: Jul 22, 2014 3:27 PM

    THE PATRIOT WAY #DO NOT HAND OVER EVIDENCE #THEPATRIOTWAY

  3. cpitch12 says: Jul 22, 2014 3:28 PM

    Patriots have handled this as best as they can but this guy is gonna haunt my team forever!!!!!!

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 22, 2014 3:30 PM

    PFT was able to get exclusive photos of Hernandez’ rap sheet.

  5. Ed Bandell says: Jul 22, 2014 3:35 PM

    They don’t want to turn over certain documents that might prove they knew that he had the propensity to be a huge off field problem, and thus affect their lawsuit they won to not have to pay Hernandez his contract.

    The reason why this guy dropped like he did is because everyone knew this guy was dirty.

  6. whatnojets says: Jul 22, 2014 3:37 PM

    317 pages of personal records? He played three years in the NFL. That’s 105.6 pages per year of “personal records”. That says a lot!

  7. b3nz0z says: Jul 22, 2014 3:39 PM

    less than one percent of all defenses use the insanity plea, and of those only about a fourth are successful. that’s a low percentage pass right there.

  8. whatnojets says: Jul 22, 2014 3:41 PM

    So, which one is correct???

    This one:
    “Last week, the Patriots agreed to turn over 317 pages of Hernandez’s medical records to his defense lawyers”

    Or this one:

    “The Patriots previously had agreed to surrender 317 pages of personnel records…..”

    It does make a difference

  9. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 22, 2014 3:41 PM

    Guilty by reason of insanity probably covers most murders, when you get down to it.

  10. cmoney20 says: Jul 22, 2014 3:43 PM

    I cant believe they had the audacity to even request such information from such a storied franchise. What is the world coming to? Don’t give them anything Mr. Kraft sir. #ThePatriotway

  11. bostonbadass says: Jul 22, 2014 3:51 PM

    For Some Strange Reason Hernandez walks……

    Just saying
    OJ / AH

  12. tcostant says: Jul 22, 2014 3:55 PM

    When do the Pats owe that next bonus payment to Hernandez? That you should be some fight…

  13. aznwhip says: Jul 22, 2014 3:55 PM

    Waiting for lawyers to find a way to tie in the head trauma as a cause for Hernandez’s actions… There’s no disputing he’s guilty, just now trying to throw blame everywhere/everyone else and see if anything sticks.

  14. nflpoker says: Jul 22, 2014 4:12 PM

    The concussions made AH do it. Insanity my (*&^%$

  15. harrisonhits2 says: Jul 22, 2014 4:21 PM

    My IQ goes down every time I’m silly enough to read the comments by the Pats haters.

  16. drudema says: Jul 22, 2014 4:27 PM

    Looks like his lawyers are going with the Hail Mary.

  17. firstroyal says: Jul 22, 2014 4:28 PM

    I am surprised Hernandez even cares what his lawyers want or are thinking. Every picture of him I have seen since going to prison looks as if he is happy and at long last he has found his home. It might be me but I think he looks happier in prison than when he was scoring TDs

  18. 69finfan says: Jul 22, 2014 4:29 PM

    What did the scouting report say, “excellent tight end with killer hands”?

  19. drudema says: Jul 22, 2014 4:30 PM

    Another coward standing bravely behind a gun.

  20. irishlad19 says: Jul 22, 2014 4:35 PM

    Ditto, Harrison–silly jealousy.
    Hernandez is a probably a psychopath, technically insane.
    But, the legal issue is, “did he know the difference between right and wrong”?
    Of course he did, otherwise, why did he make such efforts to cover his tracks?
    He’s in prison for a long time (no death penalty in MA).

  21. beachsidejames says: Jul 22, 2014 4:43 PM

    Was that to be paid by check or is cash preferred?

  22. beachsidejames says: Jul 22, 2014 4:44 PM

    Cash or Check

  23. 2difshoe says: Jul 22, 2014 4:48 PM

    He knew how to endorse his game check….case closed !

  24. VenerableAxiom says: Jul 22, 2014 4:51 PM

    Obviously, the patriot organization doesn’t want to reveal the true fact that they were well aware of the fact the guy was a psychopath when they drafted him. Some players may give teams some concerns about drafting them, but with Hernandez, apparently there was no doubt about it.

  25. flash1287 says: Jul 22, 2014 4:51 PM

    thefootballgodssay says:
    Jul 22, 2014 3:27 PM
    THE PATRIOT WAY #DO NOT HAND OVER EVIDENCE #THEPATRIOTWAY

    Type lame stuff in all caps #the patriot haters/crybaby way

  26. pftisfulloftrolls says: Jul 22, 2014 4:54 PM

    flash1287 says: Jul 22, 2014 4:51 PM

    thefootballgodssay says:
    Jul 22, 2014 3:27 PM
    THE PATRIOT WAY #DO NOT HAND OVER EVIDENCE #THEPATRIOTWAY

    Type lame stuff in all caps #the patriot haters/crybaby way
    —————————————————————-
    Seriously why does that guy type in all caps? It makes him look primitive.

  27. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Jul 22, 2014 4:59 PM

    #FLASH1287 #ENUFFSAID

  28. kenstabler says: Jul 22, 2014 5:05 PM

    If it was the Raiders, the NFL would try and force them to hand over all documents, and fine them.

    The Patriots are the BFF of the NFL.

  29. 2difshoe says: Jul 22, 2014 5:10 PM

    Belicheat – Spygate – video tape opposing team defensive coach hand signals with goal to win games.
    Belicheat caught, fined $ 500,00.00

    Hernandez – installs video tape home monitoring to catch thieves in act of burglarizing his home…busts self with and gun after committing murder.
    Hernandez… life in prison.

    Hernandez sure learned well in how to record and catch a criminal in the act from the best of them.

  30. punkyqb says: Jul 22, 2014 5:15 PM

    If you think about it I bet quite a few NFL players are somewhat insane, what other reason do so many of them get trouble.

  31. brownsmakemecrazy says: Jul 22, 2014 5:25 PM

    Lol another case of the NFL and it’s teams, errrr, profit centers not wanting to give up their documents to incriminate themselves for being the liars they are.

    The NFL with their business tactics is making me realize these people are scum.

    The game is one of the greatest. The business side of it is extremely corrupt.

  32. pastabelly101 says: Jul 22, 2014 5:35 PM

    The Patriots cut all ties with hernandez to their financial detriment. the ravens coddle and make poster children out of their criminals, and don’t even talk about the Raiders who glorified Jack Tatum after he paralyzed Daryl Stingley with the cheapest hit ever in an exhibition game.

  33. jimbo75025 says: Jul 22, 2014 5:35 PM

    Ed Bandell says: Jul 22, 2014 3:35 PM

    The reason why this guy dropped like he did is because everyone knew this guy was dirty.
    —–
    True, but 2 years ago 31 other NFL GMs would have sold their souls to sign him.

    Face it, everyone who followed football even a bit knew Hernandez was a little shady, but I am sure few thought this was where things would end up.

    While I love bashing the Pats as much as anyone, I cannot really say too much in this situation. Some people (such as Hernandez) are just so screwed in the head that there is not much you can do to help them.

  34. go4two says: Jul 22, 2014 5:49 PM

    Sorry Mike. Make sure the next Pats piece is a basher to make up for it !

  35. stew48 says: Jul 22, 2014 5:49 PM

    Harrison—If you’re playing “How low can you go?”, I think you won easily a long time ago.

  36. jnbnet says: Jul 22, 2014 5:56 PM

    flash1287 says:
    Jul 22, 2014 4:51 PM
    thefootballgodssay says:
    Jul 22, 2014 3:27 PM
    THE PATRIOT WAY #DO NOT HAND OVER EVIDENCE #THEPATRIOTWAY

    Type lame stuff in all caps #the patriot haters/crybaby way
    #################################
    It is funny to read some of the drivel that comes from the haters…however I am concerned by some of these posters who seem to be a little too consumed by their hate….I am sure some are simply immature kids…but there has to be a share of “adults” who probably should get some professional help.

  37. calicowboysfan86 says: Jul 22, 2014 6:25 PM

    The system is broken for even considering this. It’s obvious he’s been perfectly capable of making his own informed decisions. It’s just a big game.

  38. dkalev says: Jul 22, 2014 6:35 PM

    If Eli was on the patriots he’d turn those sheets over in a heartbeat

  39. 6ball says: Jul 22, 2014 6:41 PM

    .
    If only we had a lawyer in the house. A lawyer would tell you that if you don’t put parameters on documents, the defense will be requesting any and all that could affect the outcome, or create a circus. Once the documents are out of the Patriots hands, anything can happen.
    .

  40. vikesr4reel says: Jul 22, 2014 7:10 PM

    Zero SB since Spygate but a ton of arrests!!
    Skol

  41. ilovecostcobut says: Jul 22, 2014 7:12 PM

    The Patriots previously had agreed to surrender 317 pages of personnel records, but the team refused to produce a scouting report and a one-page summary of Hernandez’s pre-draft psychological assessment.

    Would you give a months salary just to see that pre-draft psychological evaluation? I would.

  42. patsfan13 says: Jul 22, 2014 7:21 PM

    Is there a lower life form than a defense lawyer? I think not.

  43. whenwilliteverend says: Jul 22, 2014 9:09 PM

    I wonder if they’ll also request documention from UF and the Gainesville Police Department to show he was insane when he did all that stuff in Gainesville too.

  44. Spymaster Belichick says: Jul 22, 2014 10:35 PM

    There goes the Patriots again hiding evidence. The Patriot Way.

  45. wryly1 says: Jul 23, 2014 3:28 AM

    The legal term for when party’s in a case request information from each other – and their witnesses – is a procedural process called Discovery. Wrangling over what is discoverable is commonplace.

  46. bucsorbust says: Jul 23, 2014 4:34 AM

    The good news. Looks like Hernandez lawyers are grabbing at straws. If they are going after insanity, it looks like maybe they are going to acknowledge Hernandez did it? Frankly, I wish the legal process would get finished so we can get whoever the murderer is out of society. It’s football time.

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