BOSTON — A Connecticut man has sued New England Patriots Aaron Hernandez for allegedly shooting him in the face after the two left a strip club in Miami in February, the victim’s lawyer said on Wednesday.
Hernandez, who plays tight end, is also being questioned by police in Massachusetts in a separate case after a body was discovered near his home in North Attleborough, according to local media.
Attorney David Jaroslawicz said he filed a complaint on behalf of his client, Alexander Bradley, on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Florida alleging Hernandez fired a bullet into Bradley’s eye after the two of them drove away from Tootsie’s strip club in Miami. The shooting happened in Riviera Beach, some 75 miles north of Miami, Jaroslawicz said.
Jaroslawicz said Bradley had lost his eye and had undergone multiple surgeries, and would seek unspecified damages from Hernandez. He said an initial complaint had been filed against Hernandez earlier in June but that it was withdrawn because of an error it contained.
Hernandez could not be reached for immediate comment.
A spokeswoman for Florida’s Riviera Beach Police Department, Roseanne Brown, said the incident was being hanNorth