BOSTON (AP) — The estate of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has settled a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the families of two men he was acquitted of killing.
BOSTON (AP) — Attorneys for the late Aaron Hernandez are asking Massachusetts' highest court to reverse its decision to reinstate the former New England Patriot's murder conviction.
BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction was reinstated Wednesday in a sweeping ruling from Massachusetts' highest court that does away with the legal principle that made the former NFL...
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the reinstatement of Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction (all times local):
Attorneys for late NFL star Aaron Hernandez are criticizing the state's...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The 6-year-old daughter of the late NFL player Aaron Hernandez missed a 2014 deadline to opt out of the league's concussion settlement and can't separately pursue a $20 million suit over his diagnosis of a degenerative brain disease, a judge ruled.
Yet Hernandez's death in 2017 came too late for his family to seek up to $4 million in compensation for suicides related to chronic traumatic encephalopathy under the class action settlement.
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein unveiled a new legal team brimming with star power Wednesday to defend him at his upcoming New York rape and sexual assault trial.
Weinstein's four new lawyers all have experience defending high-profile clients, including Casey Anthony, former sports stars Aaron Hernandez and Kobe Bryant and, in a strange twist, one of Weinstein's own Hollywood accusers.
BOSTON (AP) — The late New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez expected to be released from jail and resume his football career shortly after his arrest on a murder charge, according to newly released jailhouse telephone calls.
Hernandez, convicted of one killing and acquitted of two others, took his own life in prison in April 2017.
BOSTON (AP) — A legal principle that erased former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction after he killed himself in prison is outdated, unfair and should not stand, a Massachusetts prosecutor told the state's highest court Thursday.
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a legal fight over former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction after his death (all times local):
A Massachusetts prosecutor says it's unfair that the murder conviction of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was thrown out just because he killed himself in prison before his appeal was heard.
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts home that once belonged to former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is back on the market for $1.6 million.
An open house for the 8,100-square-foot home in North Attleborough is scheduled for Sunday.
Current owner Arif Khan bought it from Hernandez's estate for $1 million and made about $100,000 in renovations. Hernandez bought the home in 2012 for $1.3 million.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The former fiancée of the late NFL player Aaron Hernandez says she is expecting a baby.
Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez made the announcement in a post on Instagram on Tuesday. She says she and her daughter with Hernandez, Avielle, are "blessed" to be expecting a baby girl.
She did not say who the father is or when she is due, and asked for privacy.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts' high court will consider whether the state should get rid of a centuries-old legal principle that erased Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction after the former New England Patriots tight end killed himself.
The Supreme Judicial Court recently announced that it will hear the former NFL star's case and examine the legal principle under which courts typically dismiss the convictions of defendants who die before their direct appeals can be heard.
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's fiancee has sued the estates of three men the former New England Patriots player was charged with killing in an effort to ensure their daughter benefits from the sale of the ex-NFL star's home.
The families of Odin Lloyd, Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado have filed wrongful-death lawsuits against Hernandez's estate. Should they win, money from the mansion's sale could be used to pay damages.
BOSTON (AP) — A longtime Boston prosecutor who handled cases involving former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and a murdered girl who washed ashore in a trash bag and came to be known as Baby Doe says he's not running for re-election.
Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said Tuesday he won't be seeking another four-year term in November.
BOSTON (AP) — Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley, who handled high-profile cases including those involving Baby Doe and former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, said on Tuesday he won't be seeking another four-year term in November.
Boston's longtime prosecutor said in a public statement and an email to staff that it's time to clear a path for someone else to take the lead running the office.
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The more than $115,000 in back taxes owed on the Massachusetts home that once belonged to former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez have been paid.
NEW YORK (AP) — The defense attorney for the late Aaron Hernandez is writing a book about the former NFL star and promises "shocking revelations."
BOSTON (AP) — Eight months after ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in prison, a new book by bestselling author James Patterson is reviving unanswered questions.
Patterson spoke with The Associated Press on Friday about what he calls "the most fascinating, complicated and troubling crime story of our times."
BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's life and death will be the subject of a one-hour special episode of "48 Hours" to be broadcast on Jan. 20.
The CBS program will be told by best-selling author James Patterson, who is writing a book about Hernandez.
Roy Halladay seemed from another time. He pitched deep into games — complete games, the vanished art — and won a couple of Cy Young Awards along the way.
Connie Hawkins finally got his chance to take his playground wizardry to basketball's big stage, and insisted he was never bitter about the lost years.
Ara Parseghian came to South Bend and restored the glory of Notre Dame football, burnishing the Golden Dome as well as the myth.
BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for the estate of late NFL star Aaron Hernandez are trying to prevent a $20 million lawsuit against the National Football League from being merged with a wider class-action suit addressing former NFL players' head injuries.
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's home has been sold for $1 million, about $300,000 lower than the asking price.
The Boston Herald reports that the 7,100-square-foot mansion in North Attleborough was sold to 23-year-old real estate investor Arif Khan.
From revelations that Aaron Hernandez had catastrophic brain damage to Richard Sherman becoming the latest star to go down with a season-ending injury to a groggy Russell Wilson somehow getting back on the field in barely the amount of time it would take to ask him his name, it's been a brutal 24 hours for the NFL.
Certainly, it's not a good time to be a football player.
Then again, we're learning it's really never a good time to be a football player.
BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez suffered substantial damage to parts of the brain that affect memory, judgment and behavior from the most severe case of a degenerative disease linked to head blows ever found in someone so young, a researcher said Thursday.
Report: Aaron Hernandez Had Severe CTE
BOSTON (AP) — A lawsuit brought over hacked jailhouse phone calls of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has been dismissed by a Massachusetts judge.
BOSTON (AP) — A justice on Massachusetts' highest court has denied prosecutors' request to reinstate the murder conviction of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.
The conviction in the 2013 fatal shooting of Odin Lloyd was voided by a Superior Court judge in May because Hernandez killed himself in prison. Under Massachusetts legal principle, courts typically erase the convictions of defendants who die before their direct appeals can be heard.
DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — Football helmet maker Riddell says it intends to vigorously defend its products and its reputation against concussion-related lawsuits like one lawyers for late New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez have filed in Massachusetts against it and the NFL.
Des Plaines (dehz playnz), Illinois-based Riddell says it introduced helmets designed to mitigate concussion risks more than 15 years ago.
BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez say they are moving their lawsuit against the NFL from federal to state court because they can make more claims there.
The attorneys sued the league last month after Hernandez was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy. They accused the NFL of hiding the true dangers of football. They sought damages on behalf of Hernandez's 4-year-old daughter for the loss of her father's companionship.
CHICAGO (AP) — One of the nation's largest football equipment manufacturers is testing new helmet designs, as the Illinois company and its competitors try to create a safer helmet.
CHICAGO (AP) — Former football star Aaron Hernandez' brain was riddled with damage from a degenerative brain disease linked with head blows, but that doesn't necessarily explain the troubles that plagued his young life.
BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, researchers said on Thursday. His lawyer announced a lawsuit against the NFL and the team, accusing them of hiding the true dangers of the sport.
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on deceased NFL star Aaron Hernandez being diagnosed with the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (all times local):
Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez's daughter are suing the NFL and the New England Patriots over his death.
The lawsuit filed in federal court in Boston on Thursday claims that the team and league deprived Avielle Hernandez of the companionship of her father.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Four former inmates at a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts have pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with a riot that destroyed a housing unit.
Telegram & Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2vZd4No ) the men, now held at another prison, were arraigned Wednesday on charges that include vandalism and disturbing a correctional institution. Fifteen inmates face charges.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey says Aaron Hernandez was in great spirits when they talked on the phone the day before the former New England Patriots tight end hanged himself in his cell in a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts.
Pouncey and his twin, Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, were teammates with Hernandez at the University of Florida. The three remained close friends even after Hernandez received a life sentence for a 2013 murder.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's home is back on the market after an agreement to sell it for $1.3 million fell through, a lawyer for the former NFL star's fiancee told a judge on Monday.
BOSTON (AP) — Two families that filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the estate of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez have asked the team to compensate them for the loss of their loved ones.
Hernandez was accused in the 2012 fatal shootings of Daniel de Abreu (ah-BRAY'-oo) and Safiro Furtado but was acquitted in April. Days later he hanged himself in prison, where he was serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of Odin (OH'-dihn) Lloyd.
SHIRLEY, Mass. (AP) — Fifteen inmates at a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts are facing charges in connection with a riot earlier this year that destroyed a housing unit.
Masslive.com (http://bit.ly/2tQmWpA ) reports that the inmates were indicted on charges including vandalism, malicious destruction and disturbing a correctional institution.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts prosecutors on Friday appealed a court ruling that erased former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction in the 2013 killing of a semi-professional football player.
Hernandez's conviction in the fatal shooting of Odin Lloyd was voided after the former New England Patriots player killed himself in prison. Under a long-held Massachusetts legal principle, courts typically erase the convictions of defendants who die before their direct appeals can be heard.
BOSTON (AP) — The legal tradition in Massachusetts of erasing criminal convictions when a defendant dies before an appeal can be heard is coming under renewed scrutiny following the prison death of Aaron Hernandez.
BOSTON (AP) — The dismissal of Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction after the former NFL star took his life in prison has renewed calls to change a longstanding legal tradition in Massachusetts.
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts town where Aaron Hernandez lived is seeking more than $93,000 in unpaid real estate taxes from the late New England Patriots player's estate.
North Attleborough Treasurer Christopher Sweet tells The Sun Chronicle (http://bit.ly/2rul476 ) the unpaid taxes date to 2014. Hernandez purchased the home in 2012 for $1.3 million. It is currently on the market for that amount.
BOSTON (AP) — Five letters authenticated by state officials show Aaron Hernandez asked prison officials to share a cell with inmates he described as close friends.
In a June 2015 letter, Hernandez asks to be moved to another part of prison where he says he has no enemies and to "celly up" with another inmate.
Hernandez wrote in a similar letter that he and an inmate "are very close and have been since the streets." He says the inmate is "like a real brother."
BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez said rumors that he was gay or bisexual were not true, his former fiancee said in an interview on the "Dr. Phil" show that aired Tuesday.
Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez made the remark during the second part of a two-part interview with host Dr. Phillip McGraw. The first part aired on Monday.
BOSTON (AP) — The fiancee of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez said in an interview that she didn't initially believe he had died in his prison cell and doesn't think his death was a suicide.
The first part of a two-part interview with Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez aired Monday on the "Dr. Phil " show. The second part is set to air Tuesday.
BOSTON (AP) — The ruling this week by a Massachusetts judge erasing the murder conviction of Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots player who took his life in prison, has angered the victim's family and roiled prosecutors.
It has also raised questions about how the legal principle on which the ruling was based is applied in Massachusetts and elsewhere.
Hernandez was convicted of the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player.