By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) - A Connecticut man has sued New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez for allegedly shooting him in the face after the two left a strip club in Miami in February, the victim's lawyer said on Wednesday. Hernandez, who plays tight end for the National Football League team, is also being questioned by police in Massachusetts in a separate case after a body was discovered near his home in North Attleborough, according to local media. Attorney David Jaroslawicz said he filed a complaint on behalf of his client Alexander Bradley on Wednesday in U.S. ...
As the Massachusetts State police continue to investigate Aaron Hernandez's connection to a homicide in North Attleboro, Mass., a Connecticut man has filed a lawsuit in the state of Florida alleging that the New England Patriots tight end shot him in the face following an argument in mid-February.
Initially reported by TMZ.com , Alexander S. Bradley, an acquaintance of Hernandez, filed a lawsuit in South Florida district court on June 13 alleging that, following an argument at a Miami strip club, a gun ? possessed illegally by Hernandez ? was pointed at Bradley and discharged while the two men were driving from Miami to Palm Beach, Fla.
According to the complaint, a copy of which was posted here by Greg Bedard of Sports Illustrated, Bradley suffered bodily injury, including the loss of his right eye. The suit alleges that Bradley has begun what will be a series of reconstructive surgeries to his face and that he has sustained additional injuries caused by this incident that "will require extensive medical care and treatment for the rest of his life".
The lawsuit was withdrawn on Monday, June 17, but Mike Garafolo of the USA Today reports that Bradley's counsel claims there was a paperwork error . David Jaroslawicz, co-counsel for Bradley, told Garafolo that the suit will be refiled on Wednesday.
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