Lawyer of victims' families wants to block Aaron Hernandez from getting bonus

The lawyer representing families of two victims allegedly murdered by former New England Patriots standout tight end Aaron Hernandez is requesting that the Patriots not pay Hernandez a $3.2 million signing bonus.

A hearing has been set for Wednesday to request a preliminary injunction.

Accused of killing two men in a drive-by shooting weeks prior to signing a five-year, $40 million contract, Hernandez allegedly became upset when one of the men spilled his drink on him at a Boston nightclub.

The Patriots aren't inclined to pay the bonus because of Hernandez being off their roster and his legal issues.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to all three murder charges.

"It's really a motion to prevent any further payments to be made by the New England Patriots to Mr. Hernandez pending any further action of the court," lawyer William Kennedy told the Associated Press. "What we're looking to do is preserve as much as we possibly can — any assets — for the satisfaction of the families of the two decedents."

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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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