Aaron Hernandez could face assault charge for beating inmate

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is expected to face an assault and battery charge for allegedly punching a fellow inmate.

Hernandez is in jail on first-degree murder and weapons charge for allegedly orchestrating the murder of Odin Lloyd. He has pleaded not guilty.

It would be a misdemeanor charge.

The case has been recommended to the district magistrate and is being contemplated now.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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