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Aaron Hernandez will not be allowed to watch Patriots-Broncos AFC title game

Eric Edholm
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In case you were wondering, Aaron Hernandez will have to find something else to on Sunday afternoon.

The incarcerated former New England Patriots tight end has a lot on his plate these days awaiting trial, but he cannot distract himself with a little football, per the Associated Press (via ESPN).

"He's not allowed to watch any TV," Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson told The Associated Press on Friday. "As far as finding it out, if they hear an officer talking about it, they might find out that way. He could probably hear about it if some other inmate were to call home and he were to yell out."

So that's your slice-of-prison-life lesson for the day.

Hernandez is being held sans bail under what is called "special arrangement" at the Bristol County House of Correction in North Dartmouth, Mass., and he's allowed a mere three hours per day outside of his cell and it can't be at the same time as another inmate. And lest you think the guards are being extra tough on him regarding the football game, Hodgson said Hernandez isn't allowed any TV watching.

Guess he's used to special treatment, being that he was a football player and all.

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