Aaron Hernandez Reportedly Investigated for Allegedly Threatening Jail Guard

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistApril 15, 2014

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Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez may be out of sight as he awaits his fate regarding the murder of Odin Lloyd, but he continues to make headlines behind bars. 

According to TMZ, Hernandez is being investigated for an incident that allegedly occurred at Bristol County Jail in late 2013. It is alleged that Hernandez threatened to shoot and kill a guard after he was prevented from getting extra food.

Despite the allegations, an anonymous former inmate denied that Hernandez made any such threats against the guard or the guard's family, per TMZ.

The website added: 

(Note -- The ex-inmate told investigators Aaron was noticeably losing weight in jail and would run various schemes to get extra food ... like putting an insect on a half eaten meal and then complain to officials so he could get a fresh serving. But the ex-inmate claimed Aaron pulled his schemes "one too many times" which pissed off the officers ... who put an end to the extra food.)

This news comes on the heels of a significant revelation within the Lloyd murder case. According to Albert Breer of NFL.com, two of Hernandez's associates were indicted on murder charges relating to Lloyd:

Per Breer, that means it is alleged that all three men had a hand in murdering Lloyd:

CNN's Susan Candiotti and Ray Sanchez provided a statement from Ernest Wallace's lawyer, David Meier, discussing the development:

Ernest Wallace did not shoot or kill anybody.

The nature and timing of these new charges against Mr. Wallace speak for themselves. One can only ask are these charges based on the facts and the law or something else. Mr. Wallace looks forward to confronting his accusers in the courtroom.

As pointed out by Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post, the fact that Hernandez's associates are now in the mix may not bode well for his chances of being exonerated:

Until the time comes for Hernandez to face a jury, though, he must do everything in his power to give the perception that he is a model citizen.

Getting involved in a dust-up with a guard isn't beneficial to him whatsoever, even if the allegations are ultimately untrue.

This situation may be totally unrelated to the Lloyd murder case, but it certainly won't help Hernandez's credibility in the court of public opinion.

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