HOUSTON (CBS Houston) New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is being sued in South Florida by a man claiming Hernandez shot him in the face after the pair left an adult night club.
Hernandez is currently connected to a homicide victim in Massachusetts.
According to reports, the The lawsuit filed late Wednesday by 30-year-old Alexander Bradley, comes upon the heels of a current investigation in New England after the death of 27-year-old semi-pro player Odin Lloyd. The athlete’s body was found in an industrial park near the home of Hernandez.
Bradley’s federal lawsuit against Hernandez seeks approximately $100,000 in damages, after claims that he and Hernandez were with a group in February at the adult entertainment establishment “Tootsie’s” and Hernandez shot him in his face.
Later as Bradley and Hernandez were leaving the club, a fight between the two ensued. Hernandez then reportedly shot Bradley with a handgun, causing him to lose his right eye. Additional reports indicate that Bradley nowsuffers from pain in his jaw, permanent injury to his right hand and frequent headaches as a result of the shooting.
Hernandez was drafted by the New England Patriots out of Florida in 2010. Since then, he has combined his football skills with those belonging to Rob Gronkowski to form one of the most noted tight end duos in the National Football League.
He played college football for the University of Florida, was a member of a BCS National Championship team and went on to earn All-American honors for football.
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