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Report: Aaron Hernandez to be sued for allegedly shooting man in face

By John Breech | CBSSports.com

Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is being sued for allegedly shooting a man in the face in February. (USATSI)
Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is being sued for allegedly shooting a man in the face in February. (USATSI)

Things are slowly going from bad to worse for Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. On Wednesday, Boston media reported Hernandez hasn't been ruled out as a suspect in a homicide case where a dead body was found less than a mile from his home.

Now Hernandez will reportedly be facing a lawsuit stemming from a February incident where he allegedly shot a man in the face, according to TMZ. Sports Illustrated has also confirmed the existence of the lawsuit.

According to TMZ, the man filing the lawsuit, Alexander Bradley, claims he went to a club in Miami with Hernandez on Feb. 13 and at some point, an argument broke out between the two men.

Hernandez and Bradley left the club in the same car, where the argument continued. At some point during the car ride, Hernandez allegedly aimed a gun at Bradley and the gun discharged, hitting Bradley in the face, according to the report.

Bradley claims to have suffered several injuries, including the loss of his right eye. The lawsuit also claims Bradley has had to undergo major reconstructive surgery to his face. Bradley is seeking more than $100,000 in damages.

There's possibly more bad news for Hernandez too: Bradley says Hernandez is not licensed to carry a firearm.

The lawsuit was filed in Florida on June 13, but then dropped four days later due to a paperwork issue. Bradley's legal team is expected to refile the suit on Wednesday, according to TMZ.

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