Jun 26, 2013; North Attleborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots former tight end Aaron Hernandez (left) stands with his attorney Michael Fee as he is arraigned in Attleboro District Court. Hernandez is charged with first degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd. Mandatory Credit: The Sun Chronicle/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Hernandez Nearly Out Of Money, Struggling To Pay Lawyers

Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is running out of money, and is struggling to pay his current lawyers.

Here is ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss on the subject:

The $18 million Aaron Hernandez made in three years as a tight end for the New England Patriots apparently was insufficient to pay for the defense attorneys he has retained for his legal proceedings.

Hernandez, jailed for nearly a year without bail in Massachusetts as he now faces murder charges related to the killing of three men, has filed a motion asking a Suffolk County court for two months “to make financial arrangements to retain counsel,” according to legal filings, the contents of which were first reported Friday by Fox Sports and later confirmed by ESPN’s Michele Steele.

To be perfectly honest, this doesn’t surprise me one bit. Hernandez has quickly gone from beloved playmaker, to hated criminal. And running out of his immense fortune is par for the course in my mind.

According to this report, Hernandez spent $1.3 million on his house in November of 2012, which came before his massive six year, $40 million contract with the Patriots. Hernandez certainly seems like the type of guy to blow a lot of money on a house, and as it turns out, it has come back to haunt him.

Hernandez was in court this past week, pleading not guilty to seven charges, including a double-murder from July 2012. He is set to return to court on June 24th.

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