Convicted murderer, and former NFL star, Aaron Hernandez allegedly got involved in a prison fight as a lookout at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Centre. CNN reported that Hernandez agreed to be a lookout for a fight on 18 May for a possibly gang-related fight.
The three men involved are being disciplined, with Hernandez being placed in a special management section, a law enforcement source told CNN. Christopher Fallon, a Massachusetts Department of Correction spokesman, declined to comment, citing regulations that prohibit the release of that kind of information about inmates.
Hernandez, who was sentenced on 15 April to life in prison for the June 2013 shooting death of friend Odin Lloyd, has gotten in trouble before while behind bars. According to CNN, the former New England Patriots player got into a fight with a fellow inmate at the Bristol County jail as he awaited his murder trial.
A judge is expected to set a trial date for Hernandez's double-murder trial in Boston for the July 2012 murders on 21 May. According to The Associated Press, Hernandez is also set to be arraigned for charges that he attempted to silence a witness to the double murder case.
Prosecutors said Hernandez shot a witness to the double nightclub murders in the face in February 2013 in Florida. The witness, identified by the AP as Alexander Bradley, made a comment about the killings when Hernandez shot him. Bradley lost an eye in the shooting.
The AP also reported that the mother of Lloyd, Ursula Ward, is scheduled to appear before a judge in New Bedford to plead for a preliminary injunction banning the sale of Hernandez's Hummer. Ward, who sued Hernandez, and her lawyers have attempted to locate his assets, the AP noted.