New England Patriots 'Challenged' To Pay Aaron Hernandez Bonus Money To Victims

Hernandez, a tight end for the New England Patriots, was considered one of the NFL's best at his position when he was arrested in June 2013 for murder.

Under an obscure MA abatement law, the family could use Hernandez's death to have his conviction in the Odin Lloyd case vacated.

An attorney for Aaron Hernandez's estate plans to sue state officials for negligence surrounding his apparent suicide and railed against the "salacious" details leaked to the media, he said in court on Friday.

Ward said she'd "lost the strong boy in her family" and the pain has never gone away.

Sheff issued a "friendly challenge" to the Patriots, who Hernandez played for, to pay those damages, saying it would make the team "champions of justice".

The Patriots declined to comment on the request.

All first-degree murder convictions in MA trigger an automatic appeal.

A judge in New Bedford is due to hear the request at 2 p.m. Friday.

Recordings and logs of the cell block, writings by Hernandez, physical evidence from the night of his death and any photos taken from the scene are among the specific evidence Jenkins has asked to be preserved.

Hernandez, who was engaged to the mother of his 4-year-old daughter at the time of his death, even had a longtime love affair with a male high school classmate, the magazine claims.

"The three handwritten notes discovered in the cell where Aaron Hernandez hanged himself were written to his fiancée, his daughter and his jailhouse lover". Nothing like them. Nothing like them, " Sheff said Friday with Lloyd's mother, Ursula Ward, at his side.

Hernandez was found hanging in his jail cell early Wednesday morning.

Hernandez, 27, was serving a sentence of life without parole for the June 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. The suit seeks to recover that plus proceeds from the eventual sale of Hernandez's $1.3 million home, a Hummer and any other assets. MA prison officials said Hernandez hanged him. An archaic law regarding abatement may allow Hernandez to be considered innocent in death because he did not exhaust his appeals process before taking his life. "I haven't seen too many settlements which don't have some type of form of that kind of language".

  • Julie Sanders