Posted January 17, 2014

Former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez not allowed to watch team play in AFC Championship

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Aaron Hernandez (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Watching football on television Sunday won’t be part of Aaron Hernandez’s schedule. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who is in jail awaiting trial on first-degree murder and weapons charges, won’t be allowed watch the AFC championship game against the Denver Broncos, reports the Associated Press.

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson told the AP that Hernandez isn’t allowed to watch television.

Hernandez has been in jail since late June, accused of shooting 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, who had been dating the sister of Hernandez’s girlfriend.

Authorities are also investigating if Hernandez has any involvement in a 2012 double murder.

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25 comments
TimStanley1
TimStanley1

He has not been convicted.    In America it used to be innocent until proven guilty.    I guess that Constitution is just too quaint for the 21st century?   You cant tell me that even convicted prisoners are not allowed to watch TV at that facility.   If so and Hernandez us not allowed that privilege the jail is opening themselves up to a lawsuit.  What ever happened to dispassionate enforcement of the law instead of this childish and vindictive approach?

Berkshire_Eagle
Berkshire_Eagle

Do you really thinks he cares?  I am sure he has other things on his mind at the time....like learning the proper etiquette of taking a dump next to your cell mates bunk in his cell. 

bobinpowell
bobinpowell

I care just enough to say, "Who cares?"

NFL_Madness
NFL_Madness

BREAKING NEWS: Aaron Hernandez's cell mate not allowed to watch Aaron Hernandez's former team play in AFC Championship

PurpleCity52
PurpleCity52

I guess so he in jail on a charge of murder not jay walking .. His accusation is serious, it ain't like he got a piss in the ally charge.. He probably is more worried about his case losing rather then the Pats losing... They are not giving him no special treatment in the joint

RudolphSchmidt
RudolphSchmidt

i'm sure if he's found not guilty he can find a video of this game and enjoy it as a free man that's IF he's found not guilty though lol.

ShadyLane
ShadyLane

Who cares...the guy made his bed so let him sleep in it. Do you carry this much news about other felons?


sugaslim
sugaslim

ther least of his concern is the result of a foot ball game im sure. that would b rubbing salt in the wound dont y a think. itd b like the lottery company calling you to tell u not only did u not win but the guy next in line bought the powerball winner!! i think id reather not know

Mr. J
Mr. J

The only thing he should be allowed to watch is that bar of soap!..

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

Does it say anywhere that he even WANTS to watch the game? If I was facing the charges he is I might not exactly care what was happening on the football field.

effeweall
effeweall

I hope Aaron is ready to get the call to play.  He is def suiting up for the game!  You can do it Aaron, i cant wait for all the new endzone celebrations he has been working on in the clink.

BarrySoetoro
BarrySoetoro

OOOOOOOOOH BOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. This creep and the boston bomber should be hung at halftime.

RCH
RCH

innocent until proven guilty - yea right.

x72
x72

Good, it's jail, not the Hilton.

YuckDaFankees
YuckDaFankees

I wonder if Bernie Madoff will be able to see the game.  If you are going to do the crime make sure its white collar.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

@RCH Did you practice for the least sensible comment of the day?

Dirty_Bob
Dirty_Bob

@RCH 


Yeah, because you know, not being able to watch TV like everyone else in the jail means they're saying he's guilty.  

CoughingSoul
CoughingSoul

@Rob14 @YuckDaFankees If I'm not mistaken, at least a few of Madoff's clients killed themselves shortly after losing their family nest eggs.  The ramifications of what we do often dwarf the impact of what our hands are capable of.