NFL notebook: Aaron Hernandez faces wrongful death lawsuit
Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is being sued by the family of a Boston man he's accused of killing.
The Fall-River Herald-News reports the wrongful death lawsuit was filed this week in county court in New Bedford.
Hernandez pleaded not guilty to murder in the June shooting death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player.
The court filing says unspecified damages probably exceed the value of Hernandez's $1.25 million home, and seeks a real estate attachment up to $5 million.
The family also seeks a court order to keep the Patriots from paying Hernandez more than $3 million it believes he's owed from his contract.
• Cardinals receiver Larry Fit zgerald (concussion) must go through a series of tests this week to determine if he will be able to play in Sunday's game at Seattle, AZCentral.com reported.
• Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, who took a helmet to his left knee in an 18-16 victory at the Lions on Monday night, said “it feels fine. It feels strong,” the Baltimore Sun reported.
• Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones told a Dallas radio station he is “very concerned” linebacker Sean Lee might not play again this season. The Upper St. Clair and Penn State product suffered a neck injury in a Week 14 loss to the Bears. Also, the Cowboys placed linebacker Justin Durant on season-ending injured reserve and released linebacker Kyle Bosworth and defensive tackle Drake Nevis.
• The Saints waived kicker Garrett Hartley, ending the kicker's six-year tenure in New Orleans. Hartley had made just 22 of 30 field-goal attempts and missed two of three kicks in a 27-16 loss at the Rams on Sunday.
• The Broncos agreed to terms with defensive end Jeremy Mincey, who was released by Jacksonville after a falling-out with management last week.
• The Jaguars placed receiver Cecil Shorts III on injured reserve.
• The Pro Football Hall of Fame will get the right cleat that Matt Prater wore when he kicked the longest field goal in history.
• The Titans signed quarterback Tyler Wilson and waived QB John Skelton.
— Wire reports
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- NFL notebook: Gruden has “every intent” of starting RG3
- For Luck family, a father-son success story
- NFL notebook: Cowboys await news on Romo’s latest back injury
- NFL notebook: Ravens receiver Smith Sr. says he was ‘stabbed in back’ by Panthers