RSS

Hernandez has been a model prisoner thus far

Former NFL star remains in solitary confinement. Terry McCormick

Print This July 16, 2013, 11:01 AM EST

Aaron Hernandez has created no problems whatsoever during his time in the Bristol County House of Correction, according to the Boston Globe.

“He’s been nothing but perfect,” said Sheriff Thomas Hodgson. “I met with him when he first came in to lay the rules out. I said, ‘Here’s the deal. You won’t be treated any better or worse or get any special privileges here. If you have any issues ,or problems, tell command.’ He was very polite and very respectful. He didn’t seem nervous, he seemed very comfortable.”

It's probably a good thing for Hernandez that he is making himself at home, because he has been denied bail as he awaits trial on first degree murder charges in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd.

If convicted, Hernandez could spend the rest of his life behind bars. Life for Hernandez now consists of a 7 by 10 cell with a metal double bunk bed and a combination sink and toilet.

Hodgson has a reputation for being tough on crime and on prisoners, per the report. He said he attention the jail has received from the Hernandez case might actually be a good deterrant for young people headed down a wrong path.

“I actually see media coverage as an opportunity for something good to come out of a bad situation,’’ he said. “Young kids particularly get to see what life is like for someone who has celebrity status. This is probably one of the greatest advertisements as to why you don’t ever want to come to jail. He had everything going for him.”

Follow me on Twitter @TerryMc13

Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

NFP's Introduction to Scouting Class is now registering for our Winter sessions! Save $200 if you register before December 20th! REGISTER NOW!

NFP Inside Content. All Season.