On Aug. 22, former Patriots tight end
Hernandez is currently being held in jail -- solitary confinement no less -- after being arrested in June for the murder of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-professional football player who was acquaintances with Hernandez.
The arraignment will be Hernandez's third court appearance in recent months. He was originally scheduled for a court date in July before a judge granted the prosecution a 30-day continuance in a probable cause hearing.
Hernandez later appeared at his indictment last week, where his attorney continued to maintain Hernandez's innocence.
"There has been an incredible rush to judgment in this case," Hernandez lawyer Michael Fee said at his indictment.
Given that statement it would be quite surprising if Hernandez entered a plea other than "not guilty" at his arraignment in September.