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Aaron Hernandez Seeks Delay in Civil Suit

September 4, 2013

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has asked a federal judge in Miami to delay a civil lawsuit in which Hernandez is accused of shooting a man in the face.

Hernandez, facing murder charges in Massachusetts for the killing of an acquaintance, sought the temporary stay of the federal civil suit Tuesday, CNN reported Wednesday.

In the civil suit, Alexander Bradley of Connecticut charged that the one-time New England Patriot tight end shot Bradley in February after the two fought at a Miami strip club. Bradley said he lost sight in one eye and is still receiving treatment.

In court papers, Hernandez said he couldn't defend himself in the civil suit while fighting murder and weapons charges stemming from the killing in June of Odin Lloyd, CNN said.

Bradley testified before a grand jury investigating Lloyd's death, CNN said. While prosecutors haven't discussed his testimony, one of Bradley's lawyers claimed the grand jury likely wanted to tie Hernandez's alleged actions in Florida to Lloyd's death in Massachusetts.

Source: Copyright UPI 2013

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