Aaron Hernandez, who allegedly beat up a fellow inmate in February, finds himself under investigation for threatening a guard at Bristol County Jail. The incidents allegedly took place last year.
Jail officials want to find out if the former New England Patriots receiver threatened to kill a guard and his family and made machine-gun sounds while around the corrections officer. The catalyst for the alleged verbal and subverbal confrontations involve the tight end’s concern that prison food has transformed him into a split end.
TMZ reported that an “ex-inmate told investigators Aaron was noticeably losing weight in jail and would run various schemes to get extra food…like putting an insect on a half eaten meal and then complain to officials so he could get a fresh serving. But the ex-inmate claimed Aaron pulled his schemes ‘one too many times’ which pissed off the officers…who put an end to the extra food.”
Hernandez awaits trial on murder chargers over the killing of his friend Odin Lloyd. Last week, prosecutors decided to charge Hernandez’s friends Ernest Wallace and Carlos Ortiz under the state’s joint-venture statute in the murder. Observers believe the change in tactics reflects the prosecution’s failure to persuade Wallace or Ortiz to confess to what they witnessed on Odin Lloyd’s last night alive.