Posted August 26, 2013

Report: NFLPA files grievance to recoup Aaron Hernandez’s workout bonus

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The NFLPA has filed a grievance on behalf of Aaron Hernandez. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

The NFLPA has filed a grievance on behalf of Aaron Hernandez. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance against the New England Patriots to recoup $82,000 in bonus money from incarcerated tight end Aaron Hernandez’s terminated contract, ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter reported Monday.

Hernandez was indicted last Thursday in the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, in a case that has gripped national attention throughout most of the summer. He has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge and five related gun charges.

Hernandez was arrested June 26, nine days after he allegedly shot Lloyd five times and then dumped the body approximately a mile from his North Attleboro, Mass., home. The Patriots released him shortly thereafter. But Hernandez did take part in New England’s offseason spring workout program, which triggered the $82,000 bonus that the Patriots have not paid.

According to NFL.com, the NFLPA released the following statement:

“On behalf of all players, it is our responsibility to protect the rights in the collective bargaining agreement. We are not tone-deaf to what the allegations are in this case, but for the benefit of all players, there are important precedents here we must protect.”


11 comments
Misskay42
Misskay42

We no Zimmerman shot Trayvon and he got off.  So why is Hernandez locked up again could it be because he is full PUERTO RICAN 'cause all they have is a body close to his house.  Now what's wrong with this picture.  I don't believe Aaron did this.

anthony M2
anthony M2

If he showed up to the workout,worked out, then he deserves his money.

Alan16
Alan16

@Misskay42 No, it just "could be" he committed murder. Who gives a frak whether YOU believe it or not. You ignore facts, then pull out a race card? Please, child.

Joebuckster
Joebuckster

@anthony M2 That's one way to look at it. Or... He killed somebody, had his contract voided, and therefore deserves nothing. He wasn't signed by the Patriots for his ability to work out, it is part and parcel with his contract. I doubt the Pats are too worried - they have lawyers that have all of the fine print in front of them. You, sir, do not.

anthony M2
anthony M2

What he spends it on is not our concern. It his money.