- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez is facing his second bout with legal issues in as many days. New York attorney David Jaroslawicz confirmed to ESPN’s Ed Werder that a lawsuit was filed Wednesday on behalf of Alexander S. Bradley, who claims he was shot in arm by Hernandez in February.
The timing of this lawsuit couldn't be any worse for Hernandez. Massachusetts police just searched his home and rental car earlier this week during an investigation for a homicide of a 27-year-old Boston man. Hernandez is not believed to be a suspect, a source told the USA Today.
But this latest lawsuit claims Bradley, who has been a friend of Hernandez for several years, got into an argument with the tight end in Miami back in February. The lawsuit claims Hernandez shot Bradley in the arm and the bullet traveled up to his head and damaged his eye. Bradley reportedly required surgery to fix the damage.
These are certainly interesting times for Patriots tight ends -- and not in a good way. Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski just had back surgery, and his status is questionable for Week 1. In addition, Hernandez now has two legal issues to face with training camp starting in about five weeks.