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Report: Victim's family sues Hernandez for wrongful death

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

 The family of Odin Lloyd reportedly doesn't want the New England to pay its former tight end. (USATSI)
The family of Odin Lloyd reportedly doesn't want the New England to pay its former tight end. (USATSI)

While Aaron Hernandez sits in a jail cell awaiting the trial he'll face for the alleged murder of Odin Lloyd, the former Patriots tight end and his representatives are still trying to collect the money they believe New England owes him.

In October, the NFLPA filed two grievances to get the Patriots to pay Hernandez's salary from 2013 and 2014 (worth about $3 million) and the $3.25 million signing bonus he was due to receive next March.

This week, though, Lloyd's family filed a wrongful death suit against Hernandez, and it's asking a judge to grant a restraining order that would prevent the Patriots from paying out any money to Hernandez, according to the Fall River (Mass.) Herald News.

Furthermore, the newspaper writes, "the Lloyd family is requesting a restraining order for a real estate attachment up to $5 million that would prevent Hernandez from placing his spacious North Attleboro home beyond the court's reach for purposes of awarding damages."

A hearing is scheduled for Thursday.

The filing alleges that Hernandez "maliciously, willfully, wantonly, recklessly or by gross negligence caused Odin Lloyd to suffer personal injuries that directly resulted in his death."

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and five gun charges.

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