The Bristol County sheriff’s office is seeking a criminal charge against former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez stemming from a recent fight that he had with another inmate in the jail where he is being held.
Gregg Miliote, a spokesman for the Bristol district attorney, said Thursday that prosecutors were informed that the sheriff’s office had filed an application for a criminal complaint with the clerk’s office, but he declined further comment.
A clerk magistrate will decide whether to allow charges to go forward against Hernandez for his alleged role in the altercation on the morning of Feb. 25 in the Bristol County House of Correction and Jail in North Dartmouth.
It was not clear on Thursday what the sheriff’s office is seeking to charge Hernandez with. Neither sheriff’s officials nor lawyers for Hernandez responded to inquires on Thursday night.
Authorities have said that Hernandez and the other inmate clashed briefly, but no one was seriously hurt.
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