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Sheriff: Aaron Hernandez Involved In Altercation With Fellow Inmate

Aaron Hernandez is escorted into Attleboro District Court for his hearing on August 22, 2013 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Aaron Hernandez is escorted into Attleboro District Court for his hearing on August 22, 2013 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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DARTMOUTH, Mass. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A Massachusetts sheriff says former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has been involved in a jail altercation.

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said the former New England Patriots tight end had an altercation with another inmate at the Bristol County House of Corrections on Tuesday.

“It was very brief,” Hodgson said, according to ESPN. “The officers were right there and it was stopped within seconds, maybe a minute.”

Hodgson said jail staff are interviewing witnesses and reviewing surveillance video to figure out exactly what happened and determine whether charges are warranted.

“We don’t know what, if any, relationship there was or has been at any point,” Hodgson said, “either here or anywhere else.”

A jail spokesman said neither inmate was seriously injured.

Hernandez is being held in a segregated housing unit with only a few other inmates.

The 24-year-old Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the killing of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd. The Boston man was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee.

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