Shank found in Aaron Hernandez’s cell


Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been in jail for more than two years. Serving a life sentence for murder while facing trial on double-murder charges, Hernandez now faces additional problems.

According to, prison officials found a shank in Hernandez’s cell. He has been moved into a segregated unit of the facility.

The homemade knife was discovered on Thursday at the Massachusetts maximum-security facility.

It’s not Hernandez’s first issue while behind bars. Earlier this year, he was accused of serving as a lookout while another inmate went into a cell for the purposes of fighting. In 2014, Hernandez allegedly engaged in an altercation with another inmate.