By now you know former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is in jail awaiting trial on murder charges — and that he might be a serial killer — but other than some odd letters, the former star has stayed relatively quiet. Until now.
Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was involved in a jail altercation with another inmate, but neither man required medical attention, a Massachusetts sheriff said Wednesday.
The altercation took place Tuesday in a common area of the Bristol County House of Correction in Dartmouth, where only one inmate at a time is supposed to be out of his cell, Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said.
It’s unclear which inmate was the aggressor. Hodgson said jail staff are interviewing witnesses and reviewing surveillance video to figure out what happened and determine whether disciplinary measures or criminal charges are warranted.
“An altercation took place between two inmates, and one of them was Aaron Hernandez,” Hodgson told ABC News. “We will be studying video and proceeding with interviews to determine why and how the incident took place to determine whether internal discipline or criminal charges are warranted.”
The jail also is reviewing procedures to learn how the inmates were allowed out of their cells at the same time.
“It was very brief,” Hodgson said. “The officers were right there, and it was stopped within seconds, maybe a minute.”
TMZ claims Hernandez “attacked” the other inmate and “beat him up pretty good.” We’ll let you make the call on which version to trust.