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Court Could Keep Hernandez from Getting $3.2M Bonus From Patriots

A lawyer representing families of his alleged victims is asking a judge to block the payment.



    Court Could Keep Hernandez from Getting $3.2M Bonus From Patriots
    FILE - In this Wednesday, May 28, 2014, file photo, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez listens to the prosecution's summary of facts as he is arraigned on homicide charges at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. Hernandez, jailed while awaiting trial in the killing of three men, is Mr. July in the Florida Gators’ 2014 sports calendar, with the school saying Tuesday, July 1, 2014, that officials approved the publication months before he was charged with murder. (AP Photo/Dominick Reuter, Pool, File)

    A lawyer for the families of two men who were allegedly gunned down by former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will ask a judge to bar the Patriots from paying Hernandez a $3.2 million bonus.

    A court hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

    Hernandez is accused of fatally shooting Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Boston, Massachusetts in 2012, weeks before he signed a 5-year, $40 million contract.

    Prosecutors said the Bristol, Connecticut native shot the men after one of the men accidentally spilled his drink on Hernandez at a Boston nightclub.

    Attorney William Kennedy said the Patriots have challenged Hernandez's right to receive the bonus, but he wants a court order should the team be ordered to pay Hernandez in an arbitration hearing.

    The team released Hernandez after his arrest in the 2013 death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.

    Lloyd's body was found in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, not far from Hernandez's home.