Former NFL Star Aaron Hernandez in Prison Brawl, Gets ‘Bloods’ Tattoo
SHIRLEY , Mass., May 20 (UPI) — Convicted of homicide a month ago, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was involved in a prison fight that landed him in a segregation unit, law enforcement officials said.
Hernandez, convicted in April in the shooting death of friend Odin Lloyd, acted as a lookout for an inmate who went into another prisoner’s cell at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, CNN reported.
The fight, described as a two-on-one brawl, appeared to be gang-related, ABC News reported. After the fight, prison officials found Hernandez had a new tattoo that referenced the Bloods gang. Prison officials said Tuesday they could not comment on specific prisoners.
All three men involved in the fight were being disciplined.
Hernandez is also awaiting trial in the double murder of two men shot in a drive by in July 2012. A trial date could be set Thursday. He has pleaded not guilty in that case and is appealing his murder conviction in the Lloyd case.