May 22, 2015 12:44 PM

Lawyer: Ex-NFLer Aaron Hernandez, now in prison, low on cash

The Associated Press

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) An attorney for Aaron Hernandez says the former New England Patriots player is running out of money because he's had to pay so many lawyers.

Attorney John Fitzpatrick made the comments Thursday during a hearing in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Hernandez was convicted last month of the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. Lloyd's mother has sued Hernandez, and her lawyers are trying to track down his assets.

Fitzpatrick says Hernandez was paid for only one year of his now-terminated $40 million contract with the team. He says Hernandez has had to hire a "platoon of lawyers" for his criminal cases.

Hernandez pleaded not guilty Thursday to a witness intimidation charge that prosecutors say is related to a double murder he's also charged in.


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