The New England Patriots don’t owe “another penny” to former tight end Aaron Hernandez, who is charged in three killings, a team lawyer told a judge Wednesday.
Attorney Andrew Phelan said the team terminated its contract with Hernandez right after he was charged last year in the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.
Phelan’s remarks came during a hearing in wrongful death lawsuits filed by the families of two Boston men prosecutors say were also killed by Hernandez.
The families’ lawyer, William Kennedy, asked for an order barring the Patriots from paying Hernandez a $3.25 million signing bonus if the team is ever ordered to do so by an arbitrator. According to the lawsuit filed by Kennedy, Hernandez has filed a grievance seeking the money, plus $82,000 owed to him by the team.