Hernandez investigated for alleged jail house fight

Aaron Hernandez is investigated for yet another crime.(Getty Images).
Aaron Hernandez is investigated for yet another crime.(Getty Images).

Jail officials are conducting interviews and reviewing surveillance video and should have a better understanding by the end of Friday about the alleged beating of an inmate by accused murderer and former New England Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez.

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson told the Dennis and Callahan show on WEEI Thursday morning that neither Hernandez nor the other inmate has been disciplined in connection with the incident and acknowledged the possibility that security protocols may have been breached by jail staff, while saying he did not want to leap to any conclusions before the investigation is completed.

Because he is famous, Hernandez has been incarcerated under “special management” protocols that permit him three hours per day out of his cell and largely keep him away from other inmates.

While the investigation is ongoing, his time out of the cell has been reduced to one hour per day, Hodgson said.

“They’re trying to piece it all together and figure out exactly what went on,” the sheriff said. Hodgson declined to comment on reports that the inmate allegedly beaten by Hernandez was handcuffed at the time.

“I can’t really get into that,” he said. The sheriff said there’s a possibility that a “bad decision” by an employee could have led to the altercation, but cautioned that other factors could have been involved.

“Anything can happen in a prison,” said Hodgson, who added that he’d heard of a $30,000 offer for a photograph of Hernandez in jail.

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