Sport Attorney: Pats could be 'champions of justice' by paying $6M to Aaron Hernandez estate

22:10  21 april  2017
22:10  21 april  2017 Source:   Sporting News

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An attorney for the family of Odin Lloyd, the man Aaron Hernandez shot to death, issued "a very friendly challenge" Friday to the Patriots that they pay $6 million to the late former New England tight end's estate, so the money could be available for the Lloyd family.

According to The Boston Globe, attorney Douglas K. Sheff said at a news conference in Boston the Pats can become “champions of justice” by making the payment since Hernandez was ruled legally responsible for Lloyd's shooting death in 2013.

The only issue outstanding in the wrongful death lawsuit brought by the Lloyd family, Sheff said, is how much the family will recover from the Hernandez's estate in the wake of his suicide earlier this week. Hernandez was serving life without parole for murdering Lloyd.

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From the Globe:

"Under a quirk of Massachusetts law, because Hernandez’s case had not yet been reviewed on appeal, his conviction in the Lloyd case could be vacated.

"Questions have been raised about whether, because of that, his estate is entitled to recover any or all of $5.91 million that was previously guaranteed in his contract but the Patriots withheld after his arrest.

"The Globe’s Ben Volin reports, however, that the Patriots probably are not going to have to pay the $5.9 million.

“I want to issue a very friendly challenge to the New England Patriots, the best team, the best team in the NFL. Nothing like them. Nothing like them,’’ Sheff said Friday with Lloyd's mother, Ursula Ward, at his side.

Aaron Hernandez's agent, lawyer question whether his death was a suicide

  Aaron Hernandez's agent, lawyer question whether his death was a suicide Some of the people closest to Aaron Hernandez are questioning the circumstances of his death Wednesday morning in a Massachusetts prison cell. The statementThe statement released by the Massachusetts Department of Corrections announcing Hernandez's death made it clear authorities consider it a suicide: "Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window. Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items.

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Sheff said that if the Patriots paid the money, they could become something more than Super Bowl champions, they could become “champions of justice.’’

Bottom line: The Lloyd family wants a chance to intercede should any money from the team be turned over to Hernandez's estate, Sheff said.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says Aaron Hernandez once jokingly threatened to kill him .
After the suicide of Aaron Hernandez, many people who knew the star tight end-turned-convicted-murderer have begun to share reflections on Hernandez'sOne of those people was NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, who shared with the "Monday Morning Quarterback" a now-scary interaction he had with Hernandez when was still on the Patriots.

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