Patriots say they don't owe 'another penny' to Aaron Hernandez

The New England Patriots say they don't owe "another penny" to former star tight end Aaron Hernandez.

The Patriots' lawyer, Andrew Phelan, told a judge that the team has terminated its contract with Hernandez after he was charged with murder and is of the belief that it no longer owes him a $3.25 million bonus.

"The Patriots believe under the terms of that contract that they owe not another penny to Mr. Hernandez," Phelan said during a hearing in Suffolk Superior Court on wrongful death lawsuits filed by the families of two other alleged Hernandez victims.

Hernandez has filed a grievance asking for the money along with an additional $82,000.

The Patriots were told to inform the court if an arbitrator orders them to pay Hernandez.

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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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