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Aaron Hernandez

Patriots Star Sued

HE SHOT ME IN THE FACE

6/19/2013 12:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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2:45 PM PT -- Cops tell TMZ, Hernandez has NOT yet been identified as a suspect in the shooting, but that could change.

11:55 AM PT --
According to police reports, obtained by TMZ, the victim was discovered outside of a John Deere store in Riviera Beach, FL on Feb 13 around 6:48 AM. 

The manager of the store, who found Bradley, says the victim was bleeding from his head and one of his hands.

According to the police report, Bradley instructed the John Deere employee to call 911 and warned -- "Tell them to hurry -- I'm gonna bleed out."

When the employee tried to ask Bradley if he knew who shot him, Bradley replied, "I'm done talking -- it hurts too bad."

Emergency responders raced to the scene -- but when they arrived, Bradley was being difficult ... refusing to cooperate and being "rude" to personnel.

Eventually, cops say Bradley identified his attackers as being "both Hispanic and black males." 

According to the police report, he never identified Hernandez by name.

10:34 AM PT
-- Sources connected to the case tell us ... Bradley's legal team only dismissed the case because there was an error in the paperwork ... and they FULLY plan to REFILE the lawsuit TODAY.

We're also told ... Bradley will argue that the bullet initially struck him in the arm and continued traveling through his body until it struck him in the face .... blowing out his eyeball.

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New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was sued earlier this month for allegedly shooting a man in the face following an altercation at a Miami strip club ... TMZ has learned.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Florida on June 13 -- five days before investigators searched the NFL star's Massachusetts home in connection with a homicide investigation that appears to be unrelated.

According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Hernandez and Alexander S. Bradley went to Tootsie's Cabaret in Miami on February 13, 2013 ... and during the outing, the two men got into an argument.

Bradley claims ... After the dispute, both men left the club -- and got into the same car which was heading to Palm Beach. During the ride, Aaron allegedly aimed his weapon at Bradley ... and the gun discharged, striking Bradley in the face.  

Bradley claims he suffered major injuries from the gunshot ... including the loss of his right eye.

Bradley also claimed he required major surgery to reconstruct his face ... which required plates and screws. Bradley also claims he suffered damage to his right hand and arm, which also required surgery.

There's more -- Bradley claims Aaron was not licensed to carry a firearm in the first place.

Bradley demanded more than $100,000.

But just 4 days after Bradley filed the lawsuit, the case was DISMISSED.

We reached out to Aaron's people for comment -- so far, no word back.

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58 COMMENTS

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1.

Jballs     

Yikes!

489 days ago
2.

Azi    

Why only six figures ?

489 days ago
3.

Wow ...    

Wow, that man needs to be locked up!

489 days ago
4.

diane    

You can settle for a gun shot wound? Isn't that at least attempted manslaughter?

489 days ago
5.

Donka Do Ball    

It was just an unloaded BB gun.

489 days ago
6.

Dirk    

Uh, and why wasn't he charged with attempted murder? Can you say, "cover-up"?

489 days ago
7.

Jay W.     

F... Hernandez, he should lose his right eye!

489 days ago
8.

Dobby    

I'd be asking for millions. And why is this guy not in jail?

489 days ago
9.

Roy    

He's got some other things going on today:
http://blog.masslive.com/patriots/2013/06/aaron_hernandez_of_new_england_1.html

489 days ago
10.

Youphemism    

Maybe he's planning to run for Vice President.

489 days ago
11.

Nobrows    

Wow, gross. Why is this the first we have heard of this?

489 days ago
12.

Mumra the Ever Living    

There are certain parts of the country where there are different rules for different segments of our society. California is one, and many parts of Florida is another.
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Here is a VERY rich football player - he just signed a five year contract extension with the New England Patriots and got a signing bonus of $12.5 million on top of a few million a year. He played college football at the University of Florida, where he was a big star. He has money, he has connections, he can fire a gun in a man's face in Florida and get off with just paying some cash.
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Hopefully, the justice system in Massachusetts, where he is currently under investigation for the murder of an "associate" that has been traced to SUV he leases will not be the joke that the Florida justice system seems to have become.

489 days ago
13.

MISSA    

BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! This is such an obvious money grab. If that really happened he should be filing charges with police not a law suit. And second at that close range the bullet would go through his arm not in it and up to his face blowing out his eye ball.

489 days ago
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PussLiquor    

When he goes to jail he wont have a 'tight end' for long!! I'm also sure that if anyone in LA reads this story "Hernandez shoots guy in face" they will shrug and say what else is new!

489 days ago
15.

daved0622    

Just another rich wanna be thug, hope Tebow can learn the tight end routes, looks like there might be an open spot.

489 days ago
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