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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
EXCLUSIVE

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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31.

mr.sancho    

Dang straight out bitch move the other guy is gonna order a hitjon that puto he's going to get shank

217 days ago
32.

JesusSaves    

He wanted to be a gang member, so now he can play that role 24/7/365. He fits in perfectly with all the other gang members, murderers, rapists, thugs, etc.

217 days ago
33.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

set up for sure

217 days ago
34.

Dee Kat    

Don't believe the guy was handcuffed without a guard rite there been locked up to many times to fall 4 that bs

217 days ago
35.

MGFunk    

How can someone so handsome and physically talented be...SO...GATDAAAMN DUUUMB?

217 days ago
36.

bernergirl    

Well that will help him at trial.

217 days ago
37.

queenE    

Right where he belongs!

217 days ago
38.

Demi    

He is hot

217 days ago
39.

dph1671    

He's usually murders when he feels dissed. This is real progress LOL

217 days ago
40.

Cali    

I wouldn't blame him dudes try to act tough talking crap just because who he is? Yea he shouldn't look for trouble but I wouldn't let someone think they can punk/disrespect me

217 days ago
41.

Cali    

*either

217 days ago
42.

Everyone just needs to relax...    

My grandpa used to tell me "Sportsbrah, you can be anything in life you want. But don't be a punk azz b!tch." So true, so true, gramps. If only someone had told Aaron the same thing.

217 days ago
43.

Jerry    

Everyone do not believe everything you hear on TMZ sports because I do live near Mass and the news here was talking to the sheriff and he even said that this may have been a setup and he is looking into everything and that means even the guards because he said that there should have been only 1 inmate out in the hallway at a time and in handcuffs

217 days ago
44.

Money1    

I guess he no longer is, I mean has, a tight end!

216 days ago
45.

mommychavez    

lame. trying to be hard.

216 days ago
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