Aaron Hernandez banned from watching NFL games in jail

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez stands during his arraignment in the Bristol...

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez stands during his arraignment in the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., September 6, 2013, on murder and weapons charges in connection with the killing of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in June. (REUTERS/Jonathan Wiggs/Pool)

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, Last Updated: 11:25 AM ET

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez won’t be able to watch his old team while he awaits trial on murder charges, according to TMZ.

Hernandez, like other inmates at Bristol County jail in North Dartmouth, Mass., is not permitted to watch NFL games on TV, according to Sheriff Thomas Hodgson of the Bristol County House of Corrections.

“While Mr. Hernandez and many other inmates would like to watch football, it is just not part of our policy here ... so that will not be happening,“ Hodgson told TMZ.

Hernandez is being housed alone in a cell, where he is confined for 21 hours a day. he receives one hour of exercise in a supervised outdoor cage and has two hours for visits, to make phone calls and buy items from the jail commissary.

Hernandez,23, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder Friday and will be held without bail until the trial. He’s charged with the murder of 27-year-old semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, who was shot to death in June.


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