The WSJ reports that Hernandez got into an incident while at the University of Florida as a 17-year-old at a bar. Hernandez, who was underage, ordered two alcoholic drinks at a bar called The Swamp, and after he drank them, he was presented with the bill by an employee named Michael Taphorn.
Hernandez denied ordering the drinks and a verbal altercation ensued. Hernandez was escorted outside by Taphorn. Hernandez then claimed, according to the police report, that Taphorn "got in his face."
Hernandez then punched Taphorn and ruptured his eardrum. Hernandez was not arrested in the matter, but the department recommended a felony battery charge.
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