PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Providence police say the New England Patriots tight end whose associate was found dead Monday was involved in an altercation outside of a bar on the city's East Side last month.
According to a police report, Aaron Hernandez was being taunted by another man shortly after 2 a.m. on May 18 outside of a restaurant on Thayer Street. The man told Hernandez he was a New York Jets fan and followed the Patriots star for several blocks.
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Police said the large crowd leaving the bar forced them to call for backup and several subjects were detained so Hernandez could leave the area.
Around the same time, Brown University Police said they saw an African-American male hide a firearm under a car on Thayer Street, according to the report.
No arrests were made.
The body of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd of Dorchester was found by a jogger near an industrial park on John Dietsch Blvd. near Hernandez's North Attleboro home Monday. Police have not ruled out Hernandez as a suspect.
Hernandez is also being sued by a Connecticut man who claims the athlete shot him in the face outside a Miami strip club in July.
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