Erika Niedowski, Associated Press

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts judge has granted a restraining order preserving some of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez’s assets in connection with a wrongful death lawsuit by the family of the man he’s accused of killing.

The judge Thursday accepted a temporary agreement between attorneys for Hernandez and Odin Lloyd’s family that the ex-player’s mansion could be used to satisfy any future judgment in the case.

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The Patriots also agreed with a lawyer representing Lloyd’s estate not to pay Hernandez any of more than $3.2 million in disputed money if it’s deemed owed. Under the agreement, the Patriots and affiliates will be removed as defendants in the civil suit.

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Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in Lloyd’s death.

The lawsuit doesn’t specify how much is being sought in damages.

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