Aaron Hernandez, the New England Patriots tight end who investigators reportedly said was “directly linked” to a murder of a 27-year-old man, reportedly was involved in a shooting incident while he attended Florida in 2007.
Reports indicate Hernandez was questioned after Florida lost to Auburn in 2007 in the shootings of two men at 2:30 a.m. Cory Smith and Justin Glass were driving in traffic when a man reportedly opened fire into their car, critically wounding Smith in the head and injuring Glass in the arm.
According to the Orlando Sentinel:
When Hernandez was at UF, he was once questioned, along with three other Gator football players, about a shooting in Gainesville. None of the players were arrested, but detectives questioned Hernandez in the shootings of Corey Smith and Justin Glass about 2:30 a.m. after Florida lost to Auburn in 2007. According to a Sentinel report at the time, police said Smith, 28, and Glass, 19, were driving around in traffic about 2:30 a.m. when a man began shooting into their car. Smith was critically wounded in the head while Glass was shot in the arm.
Hernandez declined to discuss the case with reporters back then and was never charged with any crime.