Aaron Hernandez Investigated for Threatening Jail Guard

NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA - AUGUST 22: Aaron Hernandez sits in the courtroom of the Attleboro District Court during his hearing on August 22, 2013 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of Odin Lloyd. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Aaron Hernandez Investigated for Threatening Jail Guard

The former NFL star allegedly implied that he'd kill the man's family.

Published April 15, 2014

Aaron Hernandez allegedly threatened the life of a prison guard while incarcerated at Bristol County Jail. The once promising tight end is being investigated for “making machine-gun noises” and threatening to kill a guard and his family late last year, reports TMZ Sports.

The former New England Patriots star is currently awaiting trial after being indicted by a grand jury for the murder of Odin Lloyd last August. Hernandez pled not guilty to first-degree murder and is being held without bail.

An ex-inmate who served with Hernandez told investigators that guards set up the 6-foot-2-inch, 245-pound tight end over a petty food scheme. The source said Hernandez was losing weight while locked up and began putting dead bugs in his half-eaten meals so he could get extra servings.

A prison guard blew the whistle on him, inciting a feud with the former Florida Gator that quickly escalated. The inmate said Hernandez was written up after calling the guard a b---h during a heated exchange. If Hernandez did actually make a threat, he could be facing more charges on top of the first-degree murder and five additional gun-related charges. If convicted, he faces life in prison without the possibility of parole. The state of Massachusetts, where he is being tried, abolished the death penalty in 1984.

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(Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Written by Calvin Stovall


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