Sport How Patriots, NFL end up owing Hernandez millions

18:37  20 april  2017
18:37  20 april  2017 Source:   Larry Brown Sports

Jury deliberating for 4th day in ex-NFL star's murder trial

  Jury deliberating for 4th day in ex-NFL star's murder trial The jury in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez is deliberating for a fourth day.Jurors have spent about 21 hours deliberating since Friday. A court officer was seen Wednesday taking an evidence poster to the panel.The former New England Patriots tight end is accused of shooting two men in 2012 after one of them spilled a drink on him at a Boston nightclub.Hernandez's lawyers say a former Hernandez friend shot the men over a drug deal. That friend was the government's star witness and alleges Hernandez later shot him in the face to try to silence him.

In fact, now that the former NFL star is dead, it’s possible that both the league and the New England Patriots could owe the Hernandez family money. The issue of whether or not the Patriots owe Hernandez millions in bonus money was brought up years ago, and the team’s stance on it seemed

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Whether he was aware of it or not, Aaron Hernandez may have greatly improved his family’s financial situation by committing suicide. In fact, now that the former NFL star is dead, it’s possible that both the league and the New England Patriots could owe the Hernandez family money.

In an appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher and Rich Show” Wednesday morning, Massachusetts attorney Michael Coyne explained how Hernandez’s family may be entitled to recoup bonus and pension money. As another legal expert explained previously, Hernandez’s death triggered a legal principle in Massachusetts called “abatement ab initio,” which means that if a person dies before exhausting all legal appeals, the case reverts to its earliest state. That means Hernandez will likely have his conviction for the murder of Odin Lloyd — in addition to the gun charge associated with it — overturned.

Jury in ex-NFL player's trial to deliberate for 5th day

  Jury in ex-NFL player's trial to deliberate for 5th day The jury in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez has begun its fifth day of deliberations. Deliberations resumed Thursday morning.The former New England Patriots tight end is accused of shooting two men in Boston in 2012. Hernandez's lawyers say a former Hernandez friend shot the men over a drug deal.In court Thursday, the judge said a clerk received a call from Patriots coach Bill Belichick's attorney asking if Belichick faces consequences for not appearing in court. Hernandez's lawyers tried to subpoena him late in the trial.

Legal Loophole May Force Patriots and NFL to Pay Millions to Aaron Hernandez ’s Family. owe him?” In the end , Hernandez ’s suicide might just end up benefitting the family of his victim.

This legal loophole might mean that the NFL and the New England Patriots owe Hernandez ’s family millions of dollars of money they refused to pay the former Patriots tight end because of the murder conviction according to lawyer Michael Coyne who spoke to CSNNE’s “Toucher and Rich”.

“If these convictions are ultimately vacated, will his child and his wife be able to recover either some of the bonus that’s still due to him under the Patriots contract or under any of his pension benefits that the NFL might owe him? It’s a very interesting question,” Coyne said. “If he’s no longer criminally liable, has he violated the provisions of any of his contractual terms? Where there’s money like this involved, the lawyers will have a field day.”

Hernandez has a 4-year-old daughter with his fiancee Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez, who took the ex-tight end’s last name after he was convicted of murder.

Even after Hernandez’s death, it’s clear there are going to be a lot of legal matters to sort out. One theory (read it here) speculates Hernandez may have killed himself so his family can avoid having to pay civil damages, but Lloyd’s mother insists the Lloyd family will move forward with its lawsuit.

Jury begin 6th day of deliberations in Aaron Hernandez trial

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The NFL and the New England Patriots organization are no doubt desperate to finally get some Apr 12, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez sits at the Suffice to say it opens up on just how archaic and even ancient Massachusetts law is in some ways.

23, 2013, file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez is led into his court In this Sept. 13, 2006 photo, Bristol Central tight end Aaron Hernandez runs up the field after a reception in practice in Bristol, Conn. In 2012, he signed a five-year, million contract extension.

Coyne noted that even if Hernandez’s convictions are overturned, that does not necessarily mean the victim’s family can’t recover damages. He cited the example of the O.J. Simpson trial, in which Simpson was found not guilty of murdering two people but still lost a massive lawsuit in civil court.

The issue of whether or not the Patriots owe Hernandez millions in bonus money was brought up years ago, and the team’s stance on it seemed clear. Even if his team is contractually obligated to pay Hernandez, Robert Kraft would likely rather spend millions more in court to do everything he can to avoid giving money to a murderer or a murderer’s family.

Hernandez once told NFL reporter, 'I'll kill you' .
Aaron Hernandez was an expert at misleading people during his 27-year life, which is why so many were shocked to learn that the he was capable of murder. Rapoport, who now works for NFL Network but covered the New England Patriots for the Boston Herald when Hernandez was with the team, spoke with Peter King of The MMQB about Hernandez this week. Rapoport said he was actually quite friendly with Hernandez, and he shared one very chilling story about a conversation he had with the former Patriots tight end when they first became familiar with one another.

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