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Lawyer for man suing Hernandez: Client left to die

Aaron Hernandez

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez enters a courtroom for a bail hearing in Fall River Superior Court Thursday, June 27, 2013 in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez, charged with murdering Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player, was denied bail. (AP Photo/Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool)


The mountain of trouble for Aaron Hernandez only continues to grow.

The lawyer for the man who is suing Hernandez for shooting him in the face said Friday that he thinks Hernandez left Alexander Bradley bleeding and alone in an industrial park for a reason.

I think he was left there because they thought he would be dead,” attorney David Jaroslawicz told Lindsay Jones of USA Today.

The suit on behalf of Bradley was initially filed June 13, four days before the murdered body of Odin Lloyd was found in an industrial park near Hernandez’s home. Hernandez has since been charged with that murder and investigated in a double murder in 2012.

Bradley lost his right eye, and suffered loss of some use of his right arm and hand, according to the lawsuit.

“You can’t make this stuff up. When I filed this simple lawsuit for Mr. Bradley’s injuries, the last thing I expected was they would find a dead body near his house and he’d be under investigation to two other dead bodies,” Jaroslawicz said. “That’s not what I expected when we filed our simple lawsuit.”

A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman also said there’s chance criminal proceedings against Hernandez could begin again, but only if Bradley cooperates. The case was initially listed as inactive when Bradley refused to go beyond a vague description of “black and Hispanic” men who shot him.