Aaron Hernandez' legal woes continue to mount. As Massachusetts State police returned to the home of the New England Patriots' tight end for the second day amidst an investigation into a possible homicide in Attleboro, Mass. on Wednesday, a civil lawsuit filed against him in Florida garnered widespread attention.
According to NFL.com, Alexander Bradley filed a complaint on June 13 alleging that Hernandez shot him following an argument at a strip club in Miami-Dade County in February. The complaint, obtained by NFL.com, contends that a gun in Hernandez' possesion was discharged, causing Bradley to suffer serious injuries, including the loss of his right eye.
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A lawyer claiming to represent Bradley told Ed Werder of ESPN that his client had been a friend of Hernandez. The lawyer, attorney David Jaroslawicz of New York, told Werder that Bradley has already endured several operations to repair damage from the gunshot wound.
Jaroslawicz told USA Today Sports that the initial 6/13 complaint was withdrawn on Monday due to an error with paperwork, but that it would be refiled on Wednesday.
According to TMZ, police claim that Bradley was uncooperative and had previously refused to identify Hernandez as being involved in the alleged incident before filing his civil lawsuit.
A detecive with the Miami-Dade Police Department issued a statement on Wednesday, indicating authorities were still researching the alleged incident.
"We continue to receive inquiries regarding an alleged incident involving professional athlete, Aaron Hernandez. After conducting research and based on the information that was received, the Miami-Dade Police Department does not have any documented incident on record," Detective Javier Baez said in a statement on Wednesday. "We will continue to research the incident, and as with any developing situation, the details may change."
Hernandez was selected by the Patriots in fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Unnamed NFL sources told Sports Illustrated that Hernandez fell in the draft due to off-field concerns.