Aaron Hernandez is awaiting trial after being indicted on first-degree murder charges. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who is currently in jail awaiting trial on first-degree murder and weapons charges, attacked an inmate at the Bristol County Jail in Massachusetts, reports TMZ.
The website reports that Hernandez had recognized the inmate and began attacking him after the two argued during the day.
On Wednesday, TMZ reported Hernandez's victim was handcuffed during the attack.
Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson confirmed that report to NBC10, but did not go into details about the altercation. Hodgson did say Hernandez remains in a segregated housing unit away from the general population.
Hernandez, 24, has been in jail since June 26th for his alleged role in the murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. Hernandez pleaded not guilty to the charges.
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Hernandez, who is usually segregated from the general population, was allowed to take a walk in an isolated hallway ... but somehow came into contact with another inmate.
We're told Hernandez recognized the other inmate and launched into an attack -- beating the other man up pretty badly.
Officials had placed Hernandez in solitary confinement out of concern he would be a target behind bars due to his celebrity status.
Hernandez is also reportedly being investigated
in connection with a 2012 double homicide.