Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, just a month into a life sentence on first degree murder charges, was in “a two-on-one fight” that sent him to a segregation unit at a Massachusetts prison, law enforcement officials confirmed to ABC News.
Hernandez was convicted last month in the murder of his friend Odin Lloyd, whose bullet-riddled body was found a mile from the mansion Hernandez shared with his fiancé and toddler daughter.
Hernandez is now serving life without the possibility of parole at the MCI-Shirley Souza-Baronowski Correctional Facility, which is where he was sent to Special Management Unit on Monday night after he was allegedly involved in an attack on another inmate, several law enforcement sources said.
“It was two-on-one, he was part of the two,” said one prison official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. A second source said the inmate was beaten in his cell and that it appeared “gang related.”
After the fight, prison officials found that the former NFL standout had been inked with a new tattoo that references the Bloods gang, the sources said.
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SOURCE: ABC News, Michele McPhee