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Aaron Hernandez Charged With Assault and Battery in Jail Fight

May 02, 2014

Aaron Hernandez, the former Pro Bowl New England Patriot tight end accused of first-degree murder, was charged with assault and battery Thursday, officials said, after an apparent jailhouse brawl.

Hernandez will be arraigned on the new charges at a future date. The fight, a local prosecutor said, occurred at the Bristol County House of Corrections in Dartmouth, Mass., on Feb. 25. Neither the unidentified inmate nor Hernandez was seriously injured, CNN reports. Hernandez was also indicted on a charge of threatening bodily harm inside the same facility stemming from an incident last November.

Hernandez, 24, has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge.

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