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Sherriff confirms altercation between inmate and Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez stands during a hearing at Bristol Superior Court on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Fall River, Mass. At the hearing, the judge rejected a request by prosecutors for Hernandez’s jailhouse phone recordings, then ordered them to turn over to the defense copies of calls they acknowledged already having. The ex-NFL player has pleaded not guilty to murder in the killing of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old Boston man who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee. Lloyd, a semi-professional football player was found dead June 17 near Hernandez’s North Attleborough home. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Jonathan Wiggs, Pool)


Bristol County Sherriff Thomas Hodgson confirmed to NBC 10 News in Cranston, R.I. that former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was involved in a prison altercation on Tuesday.

TMZ first reported Tuesday afternoon that Hernandez “beat up the guy pretty good” after the inmate allegedly involved in jawing with Hernandez throughout the day.

Hodgson didn’t elaborate on the nature of the altercation.

Hernandez remains segregated from the remainder of the prison population but still was brought into close enough proximity with the inmate to get into a fight.

He said the two are being investigated by the Bristol County House of Corrections.