Aaron Hernandez has been moved into solitary confinement because police officials believe he could be the target of other inmates.
According to TMZ who spoke with Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson, Hernandez has been moved from the medical ward at Bristol County Jail to a “Class 2 Unit” — where he is isolated from the general population.
“The reason for this move is simply to protect him. We wouldn’t want some inmate trying to get any notoriety by attempting to harm Aaron Hernandez.” said Hodgson.
Hernandez is allowed three hours outside his cell and is allowed phone, yard and common room access during that time.
The former New England Patriots tight end is alleged to have killed Odin Lloyd and is also a suspect in a double murder from 2012.
Hernandez’s former team has offered fans a trade in of his No. 81 jersey for a new one but some fans have opted to see their items in eBay auctions. Jersey’s of Hernandez have topped $200 dollars in auctions.