TIME Football

Aaron Hernandez Charged With Assault and Battery in Jail Fight

The former football player already facing murder charges allegedly got into a jailhouse brawl

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.

Tap to read full story

Your browser is out of date. Please update your browser at http://update.microsoft.com


Dear TIME Reader,

As a regular visitor to TIME.com, we are sure you enjoy all the great journalism created by our editors and reporters. Great journalism has great value, and it costs money to make it. One of the main ways we cover our costs is through advertising.

The use of software that blocks ads limits our ability to provide you with the journalism you enjoy. Consider turning your Ad Blocker off so that we can continue to provide the world class journalism you have become accustomed to.

The TIME Team