QUINCY — Alexander Bradley, one of the figures in the Aaron Hernandez case, spoke before his hearing Tuesday morning on a drunken driving charge and complained about the media attention that has followed him since the former Patriot’s arrest on homicide charges. “It’s been crazy, man, but I’m pretty good at hiding,” Bradley said of the intense coverage.
Bradley filed a civil lawsuit in Florida against Hernandez last month, alleging that Hernandez, whom he had considered a friend, shot him in the face Feb. 13 after the two men left a Miami strip club.
While driving toward Palm Beach, Hernandez pointed a gun at Bradley and fired, either intentionally or through extreme negligence, the lawsuit alleges. Bradley lost his right eye and required several surgeries.
The details of the civil case were uncovered around June 19 when Hernandez was first publicly linked to the death of Odin L. Lloyd, 27, of Dorchester. Hernandez was charged with murdering Lloyd on June 26, has pleaded not guilty to all charges and is currently being held without bail.
The deadline for Hernandez’s attorneys to respond to the civil suit is Monday, said David Jaroslawicz, Bradley’s attorney in that case.
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