Just last month, disgraced NFL player Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of first degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, and has now found himself in court once again for another round of trials involving the football star and Alexander Bradley.
Last Thursday, on May 21, 2015, Hernandez pleaded not guilty to the witness intimidation charges filed against him by Bradley. Hernandez reportedly shot Bradley twice, once in the face and another time in the arms, as he was trying to protect himself from the former NFL player
Bradley, who is said to be Hernandez's friend, made a comment about the murder trials that the football star was accused of in Boston. Bradley was poised to be a key witness in the homicide of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, having been a firsthand witness of Hernandez firing at de Abreau and Frutrado's vehicle five times, eventually killing them both.
This is not the first time that Hernandez has gone to the courts for illegal activity. The player has quite a rap sheet with crimes like felony battery, double homicide, first degree murder and obstruction of justice dating back to 2007 when he was still a minor.
With all the run-ins with the law faced by the former Patriot over the years, reports claim that he is now strapped for cash and is barely making legal payments.
In wake of Hernandez's arrest in 2013, NFL officially released him from the team, ultimately barring him from the Gilette Stadium. The league also withheld major portion of what Hernandez was expecting to make in his time as a football player for New England.
One of Hernandez's lawyers, John Fitzpatrick has claimed that the player was only compensated with a year's worth of his $40 million NFL contract, which was not enough to pay the multitude of lawyers who had to be hired to fight the several charges slapped on him.
Several reports have also claimed that the disgraced footballer has now been forced to sell some of his cars in order to fund the upcoming proceedings.
Hernandez's next court date for intimidation charges pressed by Bradley is set on June 4.