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Aaron Hernandez Fight

Victim Was in HANDCUFFS

Couldn't Defend Himself

2/26/2014 12:28 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0226_aaron_hernandez_getty2The victim in the Aaron Hernandez jail fight was in HANDCUFFS at the time of the attack ... and therefore couldn't defend himself ... sources extremely familiar with the situation tell TMZ Sports.

Our sources tell us ... Aaron was NOT wearing handcuffs when he was allowed to go for an isolated walk in a hallway at Bristol County Jail on Tuesday ... but the other inmate he encountered WAS in 'cuffs.

As we first reported, the other inmate had been talking smack to Hernandez ... and Aaron had been upset. When they got into the hallway, Aaron attacked ... and we're told he beat the crap out of the guy.

Our sources say ... since the victim's hands were restrained, he could barely defend himself from Aaron's assault, which we're told was brutal.

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson has told other media outlets, the fight lasted less than a minute. Hodgson says he's investigating the situation to find out how the men got into the hallway at the same time.

A rep for the jail had no comment. We reached out to Hodgson about this story multiple times ... he won't return our calls.

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Hey Aaron,
I hope you enjoy your life behind bars.
How does it feel to go from multi-millionaire to a s***bag prisoner who will never walk free again?

206 days ago


This jacka$$ is suppose to be in protective custody away from other prisoners for his own safety because he is a "celebrity" so how is the other inmate talking smack to him all day ? Then he is allowed to walk around in an area where other inmates must be in cuffs ? He is then such a coward that he has to attack the other guy as soon as he encounters him when he's handcuffed and defenseless. Even with all of this going on why did it take even a minute for the officer that had to be escorting the cuffed inmate to stop this attack. Aaron Hernandez is a coward that should be thrown into general population to fend for himself without his entourage,a gun or someone else being incapacitated. He is going to be spending the rest of his life in jail once he is convicted so I think he may want to start trying to get along with others or life will feel a hell of a lot longer.

206 days ago


Put him with the rest of the carnales and let's see how quick they start pimping him for a carton of smokes

206 days ago

free willie    

He could be home eating some ***** and enjoying his wealth now he's search Inc for a rep as a tough guy ,him and the other guy he was fighting can burn in hell.

206 days ago


Prison mentality every other loser in prison would have done the same thing. Handcuffed, asleep, they prey on the vulnerable. That's why they're there.

206 days ago


What a man he is. Karma meets him on his next stroll

206 days ago

Ron Fing Swanson    

It's not considered a fight if the other is not allowed to deafened himself. This guy was criminal disguised as a football player that's all.

206 days ago


TMZ sure knows how to run a story dry! Ok we get it, he got into a fight in jail! Nothing surprising there! Why do we have to keep hearing about it 10 times a day from you guys

206 days ago


Why you little bitches have to bring racist crap into this, I will guarantee you guys wouldn't have the balls to say that to someones face hiding behind your keyboard talking **** like some bitches #keyboardgangsters...

206 days ago


This is what happens when any bleeding heart liberal state does not have the death sentence, the fools in Massachusetts will be supporting this guy until the day he dies, probably another 75 years living off taxpayers money in prison.

206 days ago


most of you have no idea what you're even talking about. if someone is bothering you and/or talking **** on you in jail or prison, you find out a way to put an end to it as quick as possible. the last thing you're worried about is handcuffs. the dude whos runnin his mouth knew his risk. atleast aarons not a punk

206 days ago

Shaquille O'Neal     

Good for Aaron! People talking smack need to shut their mouths and mind their own business.

206 days ago

Eye roll     

"Sources extremely close" ? Really tmz? What do you have one of your fabulous writers undercover as a prisoner?

205 days ago

T bone    

Tmz sports?!?!?? What the **** you guys don't know the difference between offsides and an encroachment thanks for the laugh tmz sports ha you bunch of nancy boys

205 days ago

Big Mark 91    

Typical Hernandez, can't fight anybody straight up since he is a bitch!

205 days ago
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