Aaron Hernandez was hospitalized over the weekend. However, it seems that he didn't need to stay in care for long. Though there is little information available about just what happened, WBZ shared the details on Sunday.
The Bristol County House of Corrections inmate was taken to St. Luke's Hospital Saturday morning. Though the nature of the medical issue has not been revealed, the sheriff said that it was not related to any kind of altercation or fight. The visit was said to have followed standard protocol and lasted for about an hour from the time he left the jail until the time he returned.
The St. Luke's Hospital spokesman, Peter Cohenno, simply said that “He was treated and released” and that he could provide no further information. Aaron Hernandez is being held for the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013 as well as the 2012 murders of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. The former NFL player has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.
CNN added that Hodgson is unable to share additional information regarding the reasons why Aaron Hernandez was hospitalized due to HIPAA laws. All that has been said is that there was no problem at the jail and it wasn't related to any type of security issue or violent issue. It seems Hernandez was at the hospital for about 30 minutes or even a bit less.
On Friday, Hernandez demanded a transfer away from the Bristol County Jail, wanting to be somewhere closer to Boston. WBZ shares that he has also had complaints about Sheriff Tom Hodgson. The former New England Patriot says that his lawyers have to travel some distance to his current location to work on his defense, causing issues. He also says that Hodgson has been acting as “a full-time agent of the District Attorney,” collecting evidence to help the prosecution.
Hernandez and his attorneys also believe the Bristol County Jail is an unsafe place for him, since he allegedly threatened to kill one of the guards there. Sheriff Hodgson says the accusations made against him by Hernandez are “completely outrageous.” It doesn't sound as if the demand for transfer has anything to do with Aaron Hernandez being hospitalized, but the timing does seem a bit curious. From the sounds of things, the former ball player probably is going to have challenges no matter the facility at this point.