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Aaron Hernandez settles one of his various legal entanglements

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Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez already is serving a life sentence for killing Odin Lloyd in 2013, and Hernandez is awaiting trial on charges that he killed two other people in 2012. The good news for Hernandez (if there’s any way that’s possible) is that he has one less item to worry about on his personal legal docket.

Per multiple reports, Hernandez has settled a lawsuit from Alexander Bradley, a former friend who claims Hernandez shot Bradley in the face and left him to die. The complaint was filed only days before the shooting death of Lloyd.

The case was due to go to trial next month in Florida. Via the Hartford Courant, documents filed in court did not specify the terms of the agreement.

It’s unclear how much (if any) Hernandez willpay Bradley, especially since Hernandez also is facing wrongful-death lawsuits from his actual/alleged murder victims. It’s also unclear whether and to what extent the settlement will become a factor in the pending double-murder trial, given that Bradley is a key witness in the case against Hernandez.

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28 Responses to “Aaron Hernandez settles one of his various legal entanglements”
  1. bondlake says: Feb 16, 2016 10:11 AM

    What difference does this make?

  2. patsfan says: Feb 16, 2016 10:13 AM

    “It’s unclear how much (if any) Hernandez willpay Bradley, especially since Hernandez also is facing wrongful-death lawsuits from his actual/alleged murder victims”

    That is what I have been wondering. Is there some order of precedence for who receives whatever of Hernandez’ money his attorneys don’t?

  3. Seprix says: Feb 16, 2016 10:20 AM

    What I don’t understand is why Hernandez is even trying to fight at this point. He’s obviously guilty, everyone knows it. He killed a bunch of dudes, everyone knows it. He already has a life sentence. Maybe he’s fighting the possibility of a death sentence, but I don’t think he is.

  4. quickbooks12 says: Feb 16, 2016 10:27 AM

    There’s no point to fight any of it. I don’t think there’s a death penalty in MA, so adding more life sentences to your sentence isn’t going to change anything. I’m sure the lawyer’s are just trying to milk as much money out of whatever is left in his pockets.

    Also, why are we still talking about Hernandez?

  5. mattsffrd says: Feb 16, 2016 10:30 AM

    “What difference does this make?”

    Probably makes a big difference to the dude he shot in the face.

  6. whenwilliteverend says: Feb 16, 2016 10:35 AM

    patsfan says:
    Feb 16, 2016 10:13 AM

    That is what I have been wondering. Is there some order of precedence for who receives whatever of Hernandez’ money his attorneys don’t?

    If I’m not mistaken, most of his assets were frozen shortly after he was indicted. This was done to ensure there would be money available to those filing civil suits against Hernandez. It’s safe to say that if by some minor miracle (or if Patriots fans had their way) he was acquitted and released from incarceration, there will be nothing left. Anything that hasn’t been frozen will probably be consumed by his lawyers.

    More interesting is to see if Bradley actually shows up to testify in the double murder trial. It would not surprise me to see him go on vacation somewhere and be unavailable for that trial.

  7. cafetero1075 says: Feb 16, 2016 10:35 AM

    How much money of his NFL earnings does he have? His wife living off the millions?

  8. yourmadre says: Feb 16, 2016 10:46 AM

    Seprix says:
    Feb 16, 2016 10:20 AM
    What I don’t understand is why Hernandez is even trying to fight at this point. He’s obviously guilty, everyone knows it. He killed a bunch of dudes, everyone knows it. He already has a life sentence. Maybe he’s fighting the possibility of a death sentence, but I don’t think he is.

    —————————————————————————-

    If I remember correctly (I may be wrong), you are correct in saying that he already has a life sentence with no chance of parole. The case referenced above was civil; at this point, the only thing he can really fight for is to try to keep a little bit of money for his family. As someone else mentioned above, I’m also curious to see what the order of precedence is for all the people who have won / will win lawsuits against him.

  9. factman66 says: Feb 16, 2016 10:53 AM

    I understand that the victims family wants justice, but what is the point of going to trial for the other murders?
    He’s already serving life without parole, why waste the resources? I know, I know, he’s entitled to a fair trial because it’s his constitutional right, but taxpayers are already paying for this scum to rot in a cell for the next 50 or so years, why make them pay for another trial when even if he’s found innocent he’s still serving a life sentence. Maybe I’m in the minority but it brothers me as a taxpayer and as a person with common sense.

  10. ee00ee says: Feb 16, 2016 10:57 AM

    So, Bradley get’s half of Hernadez’s jello from the cafeteria?

  11. willycents says: Feb 16, 2016 10:58 AM

    Due to the fact that he was employed by the Patriots at the time of the “incidences”. Some attorney will find a way to sue them and the NFL for the damages. The deepest pockets.

  12. TB12RALLYCRY says: Feb 16, 2016 11:06 AM

    Bradleys is the least of his problems…..hes in jail for life and is looking at another two life terms after the next trial….by the looks of it hes fitting right in where he belongs with the other deliquents and criminals of the world…..my only beef is the tax payers money hes wasting on pointless trials and court hearings …..eye for an eye I always say…solves it all……..

  13. granadafan says: Feb 16, 2016 11:08 AM

    How much money does he have left???

  14. securb2013 says: Feb 16, 2016 11:17 AM

    Looks like the Patriots will have him back in time for training camp 2036.

  15. codythao35 says: Feb 16, 2016 11:18 AM

    Give him all you have. You won’t need them any way bc you’re in for life.

  16. stinkymcmulligan says: Feb 16, 2016 11:27 AM

    Talk about piling on. Geez.

  17. cdace13 says: Feb 16, 2016 11:32 AM

    Guys! The reason there is still a trial for the double murder is to give those victims and their families justice and closure. Stop being so short sighted!!

    It’s also unnecessary to take cheap shots at Pats fans : we are as disgusted by this guy as anybody, if not more.

  18. goingthextramile says: Feb 16, 2016 11:35 AM

    Aaron Hernandez has about half a forehead. Just sayin’.

  19. ctchiefsfan25 says: Feb 16, 2016 11:45 AM

    No comment on this scumbag

  20. zoxitic says: Feb 16, 2016 11:55 AM

    How many times a day do you think Hernandez calls himself an idiot?

  21. nenlain says: Feb 16, 2016 12:01 PM

    To anyone wondering why life sentences can stack — exoneration. If he is exonerated of one crime (or life sentence) later. DNA evidence has freed folk behind bars 20 years after the fact, just as an example. So let’s say person x has two life sentences but DNA evidence proves x didn’t commit crime (a), person x will still serve for life unless of course crime (b) is also lifted.

  22. switchwitch59 says: Feb 16, 2016 12:08 PM

    zoxitic says:
    Feb 16, 2016 11:55 AM

    How many times a day do you think Hernandez calls himself an idiot?
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    Never. He’s not smart enough. If he was smart he’d still be playing in the NFL instead of rotting in jail. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  23. magnoliasimms says: Feb 16, 2016 12:25 PM

    Seprix says:
    Feb 16, 2016 10:20 AM

    What I don’t understand is why Hernandez is even trying to fight at this point. He’s obviously guilty, everyone knows it. He killed a bunch of dudes, everyone knows it. He already has a life sentence. Maybe he’s fighting the possibility of a death sentence, but I don’t think he is.
    ________________________________

    Massachusetts doesn’t have the death penalty, so all they’re doing is going to tack on more years to his life sentence in any future criminal trials for him. For the prosecution, it’s probably more about making sure he’s convicted of everything they can possibly get him on so he’ll never be eligible for parole.

    This particular case is civil, not criminal.

  24. bushwoodcc says: Feb 16, 2016 12:34 PM

    whenwilliteverend says:
    Feb 16, 2016 10:35 AM
    patsfan says:
    Feb 16, 2016 10:13 AM

    It’s safe to say that if by some minor miracle (or if Patriots fans had their way) he was acquitted and released from incarceration, there will be nothing left.

    _______________________________________

    Can it with pretending that Pats fans want this guy back. With the exception of a handful of idiots (which every fanbase has) Pats fans were glad to see this murderer found guilty.

    As the Sherriff of the jail he was in held pre trial said Hernandez is a true sociopath. He fooled a lot of people for a few years. Now he is where he belongs.

    It’s sad that he threw away such a promising career to be gangland punk but there is nothing sad about him spending the rest of his life in jail for what he did. It’s exactly what he deserves.

  25. ebdug says: Feb 16, 2016 12:48 PM

    Yep. Use Bradley’s testimony to beat the double-murder charge, get a new trial on the Lloyd thing, find a lawyer who can pick a jury and he’ll be out before you can say, “Gronkowski hurts his knee again.”

  26. sidneyz says: Feb 16, 2016 4:44 PM

    Patriots, it figures…

  27. fanofpft says: Feb 16, 2016 6:41 PM

    All pats fans state there is no evidence, or was that direct evidence?

  28. moneymike23 says: Feb 17, 2016 9:35 PM

    I don’t feel sorry for this guy at all. If he told police that Hernandez shot him, he would have been arrested and Odin Lloyd would still be alive today.

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