According to a report from TMZ, Aaron Hernandez, currently in the middle of an investigation into a homicide near his home, was sued on June 13 for allegedly shooting a man in the face following an altercation at a strip club.
The June 13 date would put the shooting at five days prior to a search of the New England Patriots tight end’s Massachusetts home.
According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Hernandez and Alexander S. Bradleywent to Tootsie’s Cabaret in Miami on February 13, 2013 … and during the outing, the two men got into an argument.
Bradley claims … After the dispute, both men left the club — and got into the same car which was heading to Palm Beach. During the ride, Aaron allegedly aimed his weapon at Bradley … and the gun discharged, striking Bradley in the face.
Bradley claims he suffered major injuries from the gunshot … including the loss of his right eye.
Bradley also claimed he required major surgery to reconstruct his face … which required plates and screws. Bradley also claims he suffered damage to his right hand and arm, which also required surgery.
Compounding matters is that fact that if this lawsuit is truthful, Hernandez does not possess a license for the firearm that was discharged.
The suit is reportedly looking for $100,000 in damages.
It was later reported that the suit was dismissed only four days later. However, Bradleywent’s camp told TMZ that there was a simple error in the paperwork, and a new suit was currently in the works.
*UPDATE* It was recently confirmed by Sports Illustrated senior writer Greg Bedard.
The suit is true. I had filed the details to SI, have court documents RT @BillyJenkins: what’s up with this TMZ story?
— Greg A. Bedard (@GregABedard) June 19, 2013