Aaron Hernandez Part Of May RI Nightclub Disturbance
BOSTON (CBS) — New England Patriots’ tight end Aaron Hernandez found himself in the middle of a nightclub disturbance in Providence, Rhode Island last month.
A police report obtained by WBZ-TV shows Hernandez was being taunted by a group of men leaving “Viva” on Thayer Street in Providence.
“New England Patriots’ player Aaron Hernandez was being taunted by a black male subject who stated to Hernandez, ‘[Expletive] the Patriots, I’m a Jets fan,'” the police report says.
According to the report, the man continued to taunt Hernandez for three blocks.
Feeling that a fight was about to break out, police were called to disperse the crowd.
Officers allowed Hernandez to leave before the situation got out of control and detained some of the other men.
While officers were clearing the crowd, someone tossed a gun under a car.
That gun, a Jimenez .22, was recovered by police.
Hernandez also has a civil lawsuit out against him in Florida.
He is accused of shooting a man in the face after an altercation at a strip club.
No criminal charges have been filed in that case.
There has been no comment from Hernandez, who is currently under investigation in connection with a homicide near his home in North Attleboro.
Odin Lloyd, 27, of Dorchester, was found dead in an industrial park Monday, less than a mile from Hernandez’s house.
There have been no arrests.
Hernandez has not been ruled out as a suspect in the homicide investigation, a law enforcement source told WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson Wednesday.