Aaron Hernandez involved in fight with another inmate in jail

Things had been pretty quiet on the Aaron Hernandez front, as the former Patriots tight end waits for his murder trial. A big reason for that is Hernandez has been kept away from the general population.

Presumably that was for Hernandez's safety as a high-profile inmate, but maybe it was the other way around.

Hernandez was involved in a fight with another inmate at Bristol County Jail, TMZ reported. NBC 10 News confirmed that Hernandez was involved in an altercation.

The TMZ report said Hernandez "attacked" the other inmate, and "beat the guy up pretty good," which we think is a technical term. TMZ said although Hernandez has been kept away from the general jail population, he was allowed to take a walk in an isolated hallway and came in contact with the other inmate, who TMZ said had been harassing Hernandez.

Not sure why someone would pick a fight with a 245-pound elite athlete who has been charged with first-degree murder, but that's apparently what happened. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson confirmed the fight to NBC 10 News but had no details on the altercation.

Hernandez is in jail awaiting trial on the murder of semipro football player Odin Lloyd last June.

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